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Quality of life and building design in residential and nursing homes for older people

Author(s): Parker, C., Barnes, S., McKee, K., Morgan, K., Torrington, J., Tregenza, P.
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...
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Use of Mechanical Patient Lifts Decreased Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Injuries Among Health Care Workers

Author(s): Li, J., Wolf, L., Evanoff, B.
Healthcare workers experience high rates of work-related musculoskeletal injuries, which are often the result of the frequent patient lifting and transferring required of healthcare workers. Studies suggest that mechanical patient lifts can help reduce musculoskeletal injury rates.
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The use of single patient rooms versus multiple occupancy rooms in acute care environments

Author(s): Chaudhury, H, Mahmood, A , Valente, M

The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Author(s): Ulrich, R.P., Quan, X., Zimring, C.P., Joseph, A., Choudhary, R.

The Use of Single Patient Rooms vs. Multiple Occupancy Rooms in Acute Care Environments

Author(s): Chaudhury, H.

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

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

Guideline for hand hygiene in healthcare settings

Author(s): Weinstein, R.A., Siegel, J.D., Pearson, M.L., Chinn, R.Y.W., DeMaria, A., Larson, E.L., Lee, J.T., Rutala, W.A., Scheckler, W.E., Underwood, M.A., Boyce, J.M., Farr, B.M., Jarvis, W.R., McGuckin, M., O'Boyle, C., Pittet, D., Siegel, J.D., Widmer, A.F., Zeller, J., Stover, B.H.

Cutting edge retrofitting, relighting, and redesigning

Author(s): Walerczyk, S.

Smart hydronics for the elevator future

Author(s): Thoeny, C.E.

Healing Is Who We Are … and Who Are We?

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