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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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Simple Additions to the Pharmacy Waiting Area May Increase Patient Satisfaction

Author(s): Cheng, C.
Simple changes to pharmacy waiting areas, such as hanging posters related to the prescription filling process, are linked to patient satisfaction with a pharmacy.
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Are Pediatric Practice Settings Adolescent Friendly? An Exploration of Attitudes and Preferences

Author(s): Tivorsak, T., Britto, M., Klostermann, B., Nebrig, D., Slap, G.
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.
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A Pilot and Feasibility Study of Virtual Reality as a Distraction for Children With Cancer

Author(s): Gershon, J., Zimand, E., Pickering, M., Rothbaum, B.O., Hodges, L.

Sensory approaches in inpatient psychiatric settings: innovative alternatives to seclusion & restraint

Author(s): Champagne, T., Stromberg, N.

Noise exposure during noninvasive ventilation with a helmet, a nasal mask, and a facial mask

Author(s): Cavaliere, F., Conti, G., Costa, R., Proietti, R., Sciuto, A., Masieri, S.

Minimizing the use of restrictive devices in dementia patients at risk for falling

Author(s): Capezuti, E.

Urinary tract infections among the institutionalized older adult

Author(s): Blais, D.

The effectiveness of wireless telephone communication technology on ambient noise level reduction within the ED

Author(s): Baevsky, R.H., Lu, M.Y., Smithline, H.A.

An educational intervention to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia in an integrated health system - A comparison of effects

Author(s): Babcock, H.M., Zack, J.E., Garrison, T., Trovillion, E., Jones, M., Fraser, V.J., Kollef, M.H.