Effects of Acuity-Adaptable Rooms on Flow of Patients and Delivery of Care
American Journal of Critical Care
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.
Simple Additions to the Pharmacy Waiting Area May Increase Patient Satisfaction
Journal of the American Pharmacists
Simple changes to pharmacy waiting areas, such as hanging posters related to the prescription filling process, are linked to patient satisfaction with a pharmacy.
Are Pediatric Practice Settings Adolescent Friendly? An Exploration of Attitudes and Preferences
Adolescents would like the treatment settings they experience to be designed to reflect their design preferences. This is a comprehensive, early study clearly delineating the details of those preferred environments.
A Pilot and Feasibility Study of Virtual Reality as a Distraction for Children With Cancer
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Sensory approaches in inpatient psychiatric settings: innovative alternatives to seclusion & restraint
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
Noise exposure during noninvasive ventilation with a helmet, a nasal mask, and a facial mask
Intensive Care Medicine
Minimizing the use of restrictive devices in dementia patients at risk for falling
Nursing Clinics of North America
Urinary tract infections among the institutionalized older adult
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The effectiveness of wireless telephone communication technology on ambient noise level reduction within the ED
American Journal of Emergency Medicine
An educational intervention to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in an integrated health system - A comparison of effects