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Evidence-based design for infants and staff in the neonatal intensive care unit

Author(s): Shepley, M. M.
There has been a marked increase in evidence-based studies relating to neonatal intensive care units in pediatric healthcare literature. While it is acknowledged that clinical, operational, and social dimensions play the most significant role in healing, the physical environment has also been universally identified as a critical factor. Conscientious architects are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of design decisions on the sensory environment of the neonatal intensive care unit.
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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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The effects of moderate heat stress and open-plan office noise distraction on SBS symptoms and on the performance of office work

Author(s): Witterseh, T., Wyon, D.P., Clausen, G.

First, do no harm: the impact of the practice environment on patient safety

Author(s): Winslow, W.

Handwashing in healthcare workers: accessibility of sink location does not improve compliance

Author(s): Whitby, M., McLaws, M.L.

Promoting a safe environment for confused older people at risk from falling in hospital

Author(s): Walker, W.

Cutting edge retrofitting, relighting, and redesigning

Author(s): Walerczyk, S.

Healing Is Who We Are … and Who Are We?

Author(s): Taylor, M., Keighron, K.

Perception of stressors by patients and nurses of critical care units in Hong Kong

Author(s): So, H.M., Chan, D.S.K.

Designing with health in mind. Innovative design elements can make hospitals safer, more healing places

Author(s): Sadler, B.L.