Patient Room Handedness: An Empirical Examination
The Influence of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design on Sound Level
Pediatrics & Neonatology
Preterm infants receiving care in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are especially susceptible to adverse effects caused by excessive noise. Previous studies indicate that the physical designs of NICUs themselves hold a large influence over the overall noise level.
Neighborhood built environment and income: Examining multiple health outcomes
Social Science and Medicine
The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention
Patients' perceptions of hospital cleanliness are correlated with rates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
Journal of Hospital Infection
Perceived barriers to physical activity among older adults residing in long-term care institutions
Journal of Clinical Nursing
It is well documented by the World Health Organization (WHO), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other worldwide healthcare organizations that regular physical activity has several benefits, particularly for the elderly. The detriments to their physical and mental health are also well documented. Yet it is seen that a substantial proportion of the elderly do not pursue physical activity on a regular basis.
Effect of bar-code-assisted medication administration on medication error rates in an adult medical intensive care unit
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and infection secondary to imperfect intensive care unit room design
Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an infection-causing pathogen that has been associated with a high number of hospital-associated infections (HAIs), especially since the pathogen began developing multidrug resistance. As an increasing number of healthcare facilities are being redesigned, there is a growing need for researchers and designers to understand how pathogens can survive and spread HAIs in the context of these new designs.
Improving the Patient Experience: Best Practices for Safety-Net Clinic Redesign
California HealthCare Foundation
American Journal of Nursing
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