× 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

Patient Room Handedness: An Empirical Examination

Author(s): Pati, D., Cason, C. L., Harvey, T. E., Evans, J.

The Influence of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Design on Sound Level

Author(s): Chen, H.-L., Chen, C.-H., Wu, C.-C., Huang, H.-J., Wang, T.-M., Hsu, C.-C.
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.
Key Point Summary

Neighborhood built environment and income: Examining multiple health outcomes

Author(s): Sallis, J. F., Saelens, B. E., Frank, L. D., Conway, T. L., Slymen, D. J., Cain, K. L., Chapman, J. E., Kerr, J.

The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention

Author(s): Scott, R. D., II

Patients' perceptions of hospital cleanliness are correlated with rates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia

Author(s): Edgcumbe, D. P.

Perceived barriers to physical activity among older adults residing in long-term care institutions

Author(s): Chen, Y. M.
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. 
Key Point Summary

Effect of bar-code-assisted medication administration on medication error rates in an adult medical intensive care unit

Author(s): DeYoung, J. L., Vanderkooi, M. E., Barletta, J. F.

Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and infection secondary to imperfect intensive care unit room design

Author(s): Hota, S., Hirji, Z., Stockton, K., Lemieux, C., Dedier, H., Wolfaardt, G., Gardam, M. A.
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.  
Key Point Summary

Improving the Patient Experience: Best Practices for Safety-Net Clinic Redesign

Author(s): Gulwadi, G., Keller, A., Joseph, A.

Quiet time

Author(s): Boehm, H., Morast, S.