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Knowledge Repository

Health care at the crossroads: Guiding Principles for the development of the hospital of the future

Author(s): The Joint Commission
Added October 2012

PeaceHealth Transformers

Author(s): Pyne, M.
Added October 2012

A review of the empirical literature on the relationships between indoor environment and stress in health care and office settings: Problems and prospects of sharing evidence

Author(s): Rashid, M., Zimring, C.
Added October 2012

Medical Imaging Exploring the 3D World

Author(s): Unknown
Added October 2012

Research & publications

Author(s): USGBC
Added October 2012

Randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of music on the virtual reality laparoscopic learning performance of novice surgeons

Author(s): Miskovic, D., Rosenthal, R., Zingg, U., Oertli, D., Metzger, U., Jancke, L.
The acoustic environment in operating rooms has significant impact on the performance of surgeons, anesthetists, and other staff who need high cognitive attention on the tasks they are performing. Music is often played in operating rooms during surgical procedures even though mixed results have been reported from research around music’s effects on healthcare work performance. Research from other settings showed that certain type of music might help improve human cognition.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

A Novel PACU Design for Noise Reduction

Author(s): Smykowski, L.
As redesign and renovation of patient care units occur, health care providers need to consider the importance of lowering environmental stressors. Noise in the hospital environment is one well documented problem, with detrimental effects to both patients and staff.  The paper reviews the redesign of the organization's PACU that explored a unique floor plan to minimize noise and improve privacy.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Caring for Patients from Different Cultures

Author(s): Galanti, G.-A.
Added October 2012

A Practitioner's Guide to Evidence-Based Design

Author(s): Harris, D., Joseph, A., Becker, F., Hamilton, D.K., Shepley, M.M., Zimring, C.
Added October 2012

Cancer Patients' Satisfaction With Care in Traditional and Innovative Ambulatory Oncology Clinics

Author(s): Groff, S. L., Carlson, L. E., Tsang, K., Potter, B. J.
Recent advances in cancer care allow more cancer patients to be treated on an ambulatory care basis, whether chemotherapy, radiation therapy or follow-up care. Care can include physical, psychological, and emotional challenges. Ambulatory oncology clinics have the opportunity to create positive treatment experiences for patients. 
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012