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 Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
The Center for Health Design
Assessing risk: the role of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) in patient safety improvement
Quality and Safety in Health Care,
Pages 206 -212
Designing with health in mind. Innovative design elements can make hospitals safer, more healing places
Best practices and safety issues in the ICU
Hospitals & Health Networks / AHA
Work and Workspace Design to Prevent and Mitigate Errors
Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work environment of nurses