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Effect of private versus semi-private hospital room design on nosocomial infection rates

Author(s): Van Enk, R., Niyrenda, T., Olson, S.

The Use of Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment at AHRQ and NASA

Author(s): Battles, J., Kanki,B.

Restorative Environment: Caregiver's Evaluation on Hospitalized Children's Preference towards Garden versus Ward in Malaysian Hospitals

Author(s): Said, I., Abu Bakar, M.S.

Work and Workspace Design to Prevent and Mitigate Errors

Author(s): Institute of Medicine

Guidelines for environmental infection control in healthcare facilities. Recommendations from CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)

Author(s): Sehulster, L., Chinn, R.Y., Arduino, M., Carpenter, J., Donlan, R., Ashford, D.

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less.

Author(s): Schwartz, B.

Can visual distraction decrease the dose of patient-controlled sedation required during colonoscopy?

Author(s): Lee, D.W., Chan, A.C., Wong, S.K. , Fung, T.M., Li, A.C., Chan, S.K., Mui, L.M., Ng, E.K., Chung, S.C.
There is a compelling body of literature on using positive distractions to reduce anxiety, and perception of pain, and this article adds to this body of knowledge. It also looks at the importance of taking a multi-modal approach (visual and auditory) to get the most impact
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Characteristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting

Author(s): Hitcho, E., Krauss, M., Birge, S., Dunagan, W., Fischer, I., Johnson, S., Nast, P. A., Costantinou, E., Fraser, V. J.
Patient falls refer to patients’ unplanned descent to the floor with or without injuries to the patients. Patient falls are common for inpatients, averaging 2.3 to 7 falls per 1,000 patient days. About 30% of the falls lead to injuries, which contribute to higher healthcare cost. In order to prevent falls, it is very important to understand the epidemiology of patient falls, including the characteristics of fallers, the distribution and patterns of falls, contributing factors, and fall-related injuries.
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