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Bioaerosol characteristics in hospital clean rooms

Author(s): Li, C.-S., Hou, P.-A.
Added October 2012

Designing a better bathroom: making bathrooms and toilet rooms safer and more comfortable.

Author(s): Maben, P.A.
Added October 2012

Culture, the built environment and healthcare organizational performance

Author(s): Mallak, L., Lyth, D., Olsen, S., Ulshafer, S., Sardone, F.
Added October 2012

Diagnosing culture in health-care organizations using critical incidents

Author(s): Mallak, L., Lyth, D., Olsen, S., Ulshafer, S., Sardone, F.
Added October 2012

Assessing patient safety risk before the injury occurs: an introduction to sociotechnical probabilistic risk modelling in health care

Author(s): Marx, D.A., & Slonim, A. D.
Added October 2012

How can consumer benefit from therapeutic environments?

Author(s): McCormick, M., Shepley, M.M.
Added October 2012

Facility designing around patient safety and its effect on nursing

Author(s): Reiling, J., Breckbill, C., Murphy, M., McCullough, S., Chernos, S.
Added October 2012

Facility profile. Cityscape theme supports caregiving. Goryeb Children's Center, Morristown, NJ

Author(s): Simmons, M.
Added October 2012

Surface contamination in the dental operatory: a comparison over two decades

Author(s): Williams, H.N., Singh, R., Romberg, E.
Infection prevention is a major concern in dental healthcare settings. Patients and dental healthcare professionals may be exposed to pathogenic bacteria and viruses (e.g. cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, HIV, staphylococci) that colonize or infect the respiratory tract or the oral cavity.  These pathogens can be transmitted through direct contact, indirect contact with contaminated surfaces, droplets, and airborne microorganisms.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Outcomes of environmental appraisal of different hospital waiting areas

Author(s): Leather, P., Beale, D., Santos, A., Watts, J., Lee, L.
Hospitals can be unfamliar environments and can create negative feelings and stress.  The physical environmentcan be a source of stress or haved an effect on coping resources. Past research identifies disparities and hierarchical differences between the way environmental needs and desires are prioritized for clinical and medical staff; inpatients; outpatients; and visitors.  Few studies evaluate ambulatory care environments.  
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012