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Pre-post evaluation of effects of a Titanium Dioxide coating on environmental contamination of an Intensive Care Unit: the TITANIC study

Author(s): de Jong, B., Meeder, A. M., Koekkoek, K. W.A.C., Schouten, M. A., Westers, P., van Zanten, A. R.H.

Reduction of Environmental Contamination With Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria by Copper-Alloy Coating of Surfaces in a Highly Endemic Setting

Author(s): Souli, M., Antoniadou, A., Katsarolis, I., Mavrou, I., Paramythiotou, E., Papadomichelakis, E., Drogari-Apiranthitou, M., Panagea, T., Giamarellou, H., Petrikkos, G., Armaganidis, Apostolos
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are often caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). This is especially problematic in intensive care units (ICUs) due to the vulnerable nature of both patients and staff in these environments.
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A Psychoevolutionary Approach to Identifying Preferred Nature Scenes With Potential to Provide Restoration From Stress

Author(s): Thake, C. L., Bambling, M., Edirippulige, S., Marx, E.

Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Mental Healthcare Facility Based on Staff Perceptions of Design Innovations

Author(s): Kalantari, S., Snell, R.
Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is a research method for gathering information on the effectiveness of new architectural designs in healthcare environments. POE can help healthcare providers and designers gauge whether or not a given design is achieving its intended purpose. Since evidence-based designs are becoming more widely implemented in a variety of healthcare environments, POE could prove useful in many different departmental contexts. The authors note that the application of POE in research focusing on mental healthcare facilities is rare, signaling a need for exploration
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Comparison of survivability of Staphylococcus aureus and spores of Aspergillus niger on commonly used floor materials

Author(s): Gupta, M., Bisesi, M., Lee, J.

Compliant flooring to prevent fall-related injuries in older adults: A scoping review of biomechanical efficacy, clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and workplace safety

Author(s): Lachance, C. C., Jurkowski, M. P., Dymarz, A. C., Robinovitch, S. N., Feldman, F., Laing, A. C., Mackey, D. C., Tranah, G.
Compliant flooring may be broadly defined as any floor covering or flooring system with some degree of shock absorbency. Numerous previous studies have shown that different forms of compliant flooring can reduce the severity and incidence of fall-related injuries in older adult patients.
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A Material World: A Comparative Study of Flooring Material Influence on Patient Safety, Satisfaction, and Quality of Care

Author(s): Harris, D.

Are hospital floors an underappreciated reservoir for transmission of health care-associated pathogens?

Author(s): Deshpande, A., Cadnum, J. L., Fertelli, D., Sitzlar, B., Thota, P., Mana, T. S., Jencson, A., Alhmidi, H., Koganti, S., Donskey, C. J.

Noise and autism spectrum disorder in children: An exploratory survey

Author(s): Kanakri, S. M., Shepley, M., Varni, J. W., Tassinary, L. G.