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Effects of Acuity-Adaptable Rooms on Flow of Patients and Delivery of Care

Author(s): Hendrich, A. L., Fay, J., Sorrells, A.
Acuity-adaptable rooms could reduce patient transfer times, decrease costs, and increase patient quality of care and satisfaction. Researchers conducted a pre/post study in an acute care setting to evaluate the impact of moving to acuity-adaptable rooms on patient flow, hospital capacity, patient and staff satisfaction, sentinel events, average length of stay, and nursing productivity.
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Incidents relating to the intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients

Author(s): Beckmann, U., Gillies, D. M., Berenholtz, S. M., Wu, A. W., Pronovost, P.
Transportation of critically ill patients between hospitals can increase complications. Intrahospital transportation poses many of the same risks. Examining these incidents could uncover ways to improve patient safety during transportation. 
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Tomorrow's Patient Room

Author(s): Moore, M.

Ergonomic evaluation of the work area of the scrub nurse

Author(s): Gerbrands, A., Albayrak, A., Kazemier, G.

Rapid creation of a temporary isolation ward for patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome in Taiwan

Author(s): Fung, C., Hsieh, T., Tan, K., Loh, C., Wu, J., Li, C., Chang, F., Siu, L.K., Yen, M., Wang, L., Wong, W., Kao, W., Hsu, J., Lin, T., Huang, F., Lee, C.