Antibacterial properties of antimicrobial-finished textile products
Microbiology and Immunology
Effectiveness of installing overhead ceiling lifts: Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in an extended care hospital unit.
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
High rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) among healthcare workers is well documented. Lifetime prevalence rates of back pain greater than 70 percent have been reported and higher incidence rates of MSI have been observed in healthcare workers compared to the general population and two other occupation groups. Mechanical lifting equipment has been recommended as an effective tool for decreasing the rate and severity of MSI in healthcare workers.
Fall and Injury Prevention in Older People Living in Residential Care Facilities: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Annals of Internal Medicine
Despite the fact that falls and resulting injuries are common in the residential care population, little is known about how to prevent falls. Research during the past 10 years around fall prevention has shown positive and negative results. Some of these inconsistent results could be explained by differences in target groups, interventions, and outcome measures.
Perceived Quality of Care: The Influence of the Waiting Room Environment
Journal of Environmental Psychology
This study is a pioneering effort linking the physical experience of being in physician waiting rooms with perceptions of quality of care. Researchers found that the design/conditions in doctors’ waiting rooms influenced perceptions of the quality of care delivered by the doctors associated with those spaces.
Handwashing patterns in two dermatology clinics
Handwashing has been identified as one of the most critical elements of controlling risk of hopital acquired infections. Healthcare workers hands can be a source of nosocomial infections. Adherance to hand hygience protocols is important to prevent the spread of health care-associated infections.
Medication Dispensing Errors in Community Pharmacies: A Nationwide Study
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
The available literature concerning medication dispensing errors provides relatively few studies that focus on community-based pharmacies, as much of the available research regarding dispensing errors has been conducted in single pharmacies that are associated with hospitals and medical centers, largely due to convenience. Although the dispensing process may be essentially the same, the validity of extending these findings to community pharmacies has yet to be tested.
Facility energy survey
Volume Master of Science
Professional Perspectives On Family- Centered Care
The Center for Health Design
Preventing back injuries: Safe patient handling and movement
Occupational Health and Safety Series
Technology available in nursing programs: implications for developing virtual end-of-life educational tools
Journal of Cancer Education