Quality of life and building design in residential and nursing homes for older people
Ageing and Society
Older people living in residential and nursing care homes spend a large proportion of their time within the boundaries of the home, and may depend on the environment to compensate for their physical or cognitive frailties. Regulations and guidelines on the design of care buildings have accumulated over time with little knowledge of their impact on the quality of life of building users. The Design...
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.
Incidents relating to the intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients
Intensive Care Medicine
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.
The use of single patient rooms versus multiple occupancy rooms in acute care environments
Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER)
The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
The Center for Health Design
The Use of Single Patient Rooms vs. Multiple Occupancy Rooms in Acute Care Environments
Coalition for Health Environments Research
Volume Coalition for Health Environments Research
The effect of moving to a new hospital facility on the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
American Journal Of Infection Control
RSV outbreak in a paediatric intensive care unit
Journal of Hospital Infection
Caring for the orthopaedic patient who is obese
Designing with health in mind. Innovative design elements can make hospitals safer, more healing places