× You are not currently logged in. To receive all the benefits our site has to offer, we encourage you to log in now.

Knowledge Repository

The indoor environment in relation to people with dementia

Author(s): van Hoof, J., Kort, H. S. M., Duijnstee, M. S. H., Schoutens, A. M. C., Hensen, J. L. M., Begemann, S. H. A.

The relationship between destination proximity, destination mix and physical activity behaviors

Author(s): McCormack, G. R., Giles-Corti, B., Bulsara, M.

Facing the challenge of patient transfers: Using ceiling lifts in healthcare facilities

Author(s): Vieira, E. R., Miller, L.

Reinterpreting the hospital corridor: “Wasted space” or essential for quality multidisciplinary clinical care?

Author(s): Carthey, J.

Establishing an acute care nursing bed unit size: Employing a decision matrix framework

Author(s): Ritchey, T., Pati, D.

The Impact of Facility Improvements on Hospital Nurses

Author(s): Berry, L. L., Parish, J. T.
Despite the increase of research related to the design of healthcare facilities, studies of the impact of facility features on hospital staff are far less common than those that examine the impact on patients. Yet it is important to design healthcare facilities based on the best available evidence, especially given that hospitals require a significant capital investment and are the foundation for life-saving work. 
Key Point Summary

Reducing Falls in a Definitive Observation Unit: An Evidence-Based Practice Institute Consortium Project

Author(s): Gutierrez, F., Smith, K.
A Definitive Observation Unit (DOU) in a hospital in California maintains high standards of nursing and follows an evidence-based practice of fall prevention. Yet the facility’s fall rates continue to be higher than the benchmark for similar hospitals.
Key Point Summary

The Business Case for Building Better Hospitals Through Evidence-Based Design

Author(s): Sadler, B. L., Dubose, J., Zimring, C.

Vigilance requires hard mental work and is stressful

Author(s): Warm, Joel S., Parasuraman, Raja, Matthews, Gerald

Light as therapy for sleep disorders and depression in older adults

Author(s): Sloane, P. D., Figueiro, M.G., Cohen, L.