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Hospital-Acquired Legionnaires Disease in a University Hospital: Impact of the Copper-Silver Ionization System

Author(s): Mòdol, J., Sabrià, M., Reynaga, E., Pedro-Botet, M. L.
We evaluated the impact of the copper-silver ionization system in a hospital where hyperendemic nosocomial legionellosis and was present and all previous disinfection measures had failed. After implementation of the copper-silver ionization system, environmental colonization with Legionella species decreased significantly, and the incidence of nosocomial legionellosis decreased dramatically, from...
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The Effects of Signage and the Physical Environment on Stair Usage

Author(s): Bungum, T., Meacham, M., Truax, N.

Flooring as an intervention to reduce injuries from falls in healthcare settings: an overview

Author(s): Drahota, A., Gal, D., Windsor, J.
As the elderly population grows, the risk of falls in healthcare settings and of injuries resulting from falls will increase, as this population exhibits higher risk for falling due to age-related factors. Researchers have long focused on variables that impact fall prevention in healthcare settings; yet, since prevention of all falls is not possible, and about 30% of patient falls result in injury, there is growing interest in understanding strategies for injury prevention, to reduce the more serious cost and health implications of falls. 
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Human factors criteria for displays: A Human Factors Design Standard update of chapter 5 (DOT/FAA/TC-07/11)

Author(s): Ahlstrom, V., Kudrick, B.

Degradation of additives and water-based adhesives on Vinyl-backed carpets: impact on indoor air quality

Author(s): Van, D.L.

Is Your Hospital Hospitable?: How Physical Environment Influences Patient Safety

Author(s): Stichler, J.F.

An evaluation of different methods for the recovery of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from environmental surfaces

Author(s): Obee, P., Griffith, C.J., Cooper, R.A., Bennion, N.E.

Do indoor chemicals promote development of airway allergy?

Author(s): Nielsen, G.D., Larsen, S.T., Olsen, O., Lovik, M., Poulsen, L.K., Glue, C., Wolkoff, P.

Spatial Measures Associated with Stair Use

Author(s): Nicoll, G.

Falls--where do we stand?

Author(s): Morley, J.E.