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Differential relationship of recent self-reported stress and acute anxiety with divided attention performance

Author(s): Petrac, D.C., Bedwell, J.S., Renk, K., Orem, D.M., Sims, V.
Added October 2012

Direct cellular vs. indirect pager communication during orthopaedic surgical procedures: A prospective study

Author(s): Ortega, G. R., Taksali, S., Smart, R., Baumgaertner, M. R.
Staff-to-staff communication is critical to quality and efficient healthcare. Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers all use various methods of communication in their daily work. Difficulties in staff communication often lead to interruptions and delays in patient care, variation in response time, medical errors, violation of privacy, and dissatisfaction in patient and staff.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Lumbar spine forces during manoeuvring of ceiling-based and floor-based patient transfer devices

Author(s): Marras, W.S., Knapik, G.G., Ferguson, S.
Patient handling is an important concern in healthcare facilities linked to patient falls, as well as staff injury. It continues to represent a high risk for low back pain among caregivers. Research shows that manual transfer of patients can impose unacceptable loads on the spine (even when the task is shared by two caregivers). Due to this, patient lift devices have gained popularity and are frequently used. However the merits and demerits between the different systems continues to be explored.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

California's Safety-Net Clinics: A Primer

Author(s): Saviano, E.
Added October 2012

Environmental factors in the control room

Author(s): Nicholl, A.
Added October 2012

Factors influencing patient satisfaction when undergoing endoscopic procedures

Author(s): Ko, H. H., Zhang, H., Telford, J. J., Enns, R.
Patient satisfaction with endoscopic procedures helps establish performance standards, increases the accountability of physicians and staff, may facilitate patient compliance, and can lead to improvements in the quality of care.  Limited data are available regarding the best mechanism and timing for assessing patient satisfaction with endoscopy.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

The Pebble Project

Author(s): The Center for Health Design
Added October 2012

Airborne Concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds, Formaldehyde and Ammonia in Finnish Office Buildings with Suspected Indoor Air Problems

Author(s): Heidi, J.S., Anna-Liisa, P., Sanna, K.L., Henri, M.R., Tapani, M.T., Pertti, O.P., Beatrice, C.B., Kari, E.R.
Added October 2012

Chlorine Dioxide Reactions with Indoor Materials during Building Disinfection: Surface Uptake

Author(s): Heidi, H., Dustin, P., Richard, L.C.
Added October 2012

The link between continuous commissioning and sustainable growth: a sustainable business model

Author(s): Phil, C., Anshuman, K.
Added October 2012