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Flexibility: Beyond the Buzzword—Practical Findings from a Systematic Literature Beview

Author(s): Carthey, J., Chow, V., Jung, Y. M., Mills, S.

The Usefulness of Bright Light Therapy for Patients after Oesophagectomy

Author(s): Ono, H., Taguchi, T., Kido, Y., Fujino, Y., Doki, Y.
While the use of light therapy in healthcare settings has been shown to be effective for the adjustment of the sleep-awake rhythm, it has not been applied to postoperative patients.
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An Immersive Virtual Reality Mock-Up for Design Review of Hospital Patient Rooms

Author(s): Dunston, P. S., Arns, L. L., Mcglothlin, J. D., Lasker, G. C., Kushner, A. G., Wang, X., Tsai, J. J.-H.
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Developing a multi-systemic fall prevention model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: A systematic review

Author(s): Choi, Y.-S., Lawler, E., Boenecke, C. A., Ponatoski, E. R., Zimring, C. M.
Falls are the most frequently reported negative events in hospitals in the United States and other countries, and about one-third of them result in injury of some type. Injury from falls can result in increased hospital stays, increased costs and litigation, among other problems. The authors reviewed the literature on falls, fall injuries, fall risk factors, and interventions to better understand the effectiveness of different methods for fall prevention in hospital settings.
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Examination of wireless technology to improve nurse communication, response time to bed alarms, and patient safety

Author(s): Guarascio-Howard, Linda
Patient safety programs, such as fall-prevention programs, are greatly impacted by communication within the care team. The ability to communicate effectively with other care team members is essential for achieving quick caregiver responses to changing patient conditions. While the majority of research has focused on the implementation of fall-prevention programs as a primary method for reducing patient falls within healthcare environments, this research looks to assess the interconnection between wireless technology, bed alarms, caregiver response, communication, and collaboration on fall-prevention.
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Hospitalization-associated disability: “She was probably able to ambulate, but I’m not sure”

Author(s): Covinsky, K. E., Pierluissi, Edgar, Johnston, C. B.
It is not uncommon for older patients who are hospitalized to acquire hospital-associated disabilities (HAD). An HAD is defined as losing the ability to complete one of the basic activities of daily living (ADL) needed to live independently without assistance: bathing, dressing, rising from bed or a chair, using the toilet, eating, or walking across a room.
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Cleanliness audit of clinical surfaces and equipment: who cleans what?

Author(s): Anderson, R.E., Young, V., Stewart, M., Robertson, C., Dancer, S. J.

Client-Centered Design of Residential Addiction and Mental Health Care Facilities: Staff Perceptions of Their Work Environment

Author(s): Novotná, G., Urbanoski, K. A., Rush, B. R.

The Role of Theory in Furthering Evidence-Based Practice

Author(s): Moore, K. D.

Evaluating Serviceability of Healthcare Servicescapes: Service Design Perspective

Author(s): Lee, S.