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Antimicrobial surfaces to prevent healthcare-associated infections: a systematic review

Author(s): Muller, M. P., MacDougall, C., Lim, M., Armstrong, I., Bialachowski, A., Callery, S., Ciccotelli, W., Cividino, M., Dennis, J., Hota, S., Garber, G., Johnstone, J., Katz, K., McGeer, A., Nankoosingh, V., Richard, C., Vearncombe, M.

Impact of the Physical Environment of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities (RHCSF) on Staff and Residents A Systematic Review of the Literature

Author(s): Joseph, A., Choi, Y.-S., Quan, X.
Strategies related to the design of the built environment should be considered within the context of the culture of the organization and the resident population. This study of the physical environment of residential health, care, and support facilities addresses the range of settings and population, where other studies have been lacking. The literature review strongly suggests that the built environment is an important component of care provided in residential care settings.
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Effects of Compliant Flooring Systems and Resident Weight on Hand Forces When Pushing Floor-Based Lifts and Wheelchairs among Long-Term Care Staff

Author(s): Lachance, C. C., Korall, A. M. B., Russell, C. M., Johnson, S. I., Feldman, F., Robinovitch, S. N., Mackey, D. C.

From Laboratory Research to a Clinical Trial: Copper Alloy Surfaces Kill Bacteria and Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

Author(s): Michels, H. T., Keevil, C. W., Salgado, C. D., Schmidt, M. G.

Photographic art in exam rooms may reduce white coat hypertension

Author(s): Harper, M. B., Kanayama-Trivedi, S., Caldito, G., Montgomery, D., Mayeaux, E., DelRosso, L. M.

Hand-touch contact assessment of high-touch and mutual-touch surfaces among healthcare workers, patients, and visitors

Author(s): Cheng, V. C. C., Chau, P. H., Lee, W. M., Ho, S. K. Y., Lee, D. W. Y., So, S. Y. C., Wong, S. C. Y., Tai, J. W. M., Yuen, K. Y.

Bacterial contamination of inanimate surfaces and equipment in the intensive care unit

Author(s): Russotto, V., Cortegiani, A., Raineri, S. M., Giarratano, A.

Does effective designing of operation theaters contribute towards staff satisfaction: A cross-sectional study

Author(s): Rinkoo, A. V., Singh, S. P., Mishra, S., Vashishta, G., Chandra, H., Singh, P. K.
Design has an impact on staff satisfaction. Operation theaters (OTs) are a primary source of revenue for the study hospital. The operation theaters of the hospital recently underwent renovation. Determining the staff satisfaction with the new work environment was crucial, as literature indicated that staff satisfaction was tied to patient satisfaction and higher financial returns.
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Part 1: Evidence-Based Facility Design Using Transforming Care at the Bedside Principles

Author(s): Devine, D. A., Wenger, B., Krugman, M., Zwink, J. E., Shiskowsky, K., Hagman, J., Limon, S., Sanders, C., Reeves, C.
A western academic hospital reexamined its design strategy when after three years of building a new facility they had to plan for a new facility to meet their patient capacity. Using a combination of the principles of Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) and Evidence-Based Design (EBD), an interdisciplinary team presented design recommendations.
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The ability of environmental healthcare design strategies to impact event related anxiety in pediatric patients: A comprehensive systematic review

Author(s): Norton-Westwood, D.
Healthcare settings such as hospitals or dentists’ offices have been known to contribute to the anxiety often experienced by patients receiving treatment. Anxiety has been linked to various health concerns, manifesting both physiologically and psychologically, that can result in prolonged hospital stays and other complications.
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