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Developing digital design workflow for architecture based on cleanability as a design parameter

Author(s): Johanes, M., Atmodiwirjo, P., Yatmo, Y. A.

The Architecture Of Safety: An Emerging Priority For Improving Patient Safety

Author(s): Joseph, A., Henriksen, K., Malone, E.

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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Comparison of survivability of Staphylococcus aureus and spores of Aspergillus niger on commonly used floor materials

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

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.

Copper surfaces are associated with significantly lower concentrations of bacteria on selected surfaces within a pediatric intensive care unit

Author(s): Schmidt, M. G., von Dessauer, B., Benavente, C., Benadof, D., Cifuentes, P., Elgueta, A., Duran, C., Navarrete, M. S.
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) plague hospitals around the world. The authors note that patients in ICUs, particularly those in pediatric and neonatal ICUs, are more susceptible to contract an infection from the clinical environment because of factors like the patient’s illness and the use of invasive medical devices, etc.
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Evaluation of Hospital Floors as a Potential Source of Pathogen Dissemination Using a Nonpathogenic Virus as a Surrogate Marker

Author(s): Koganti, S., Alhmidi, H., Tomas, M. E., Cadnum, J. L., Jencson, A., Donskey, C. J.

Surface Finish Materials: Considerations for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Author(s): Harris, D.
In this literature review, it is shown that a growing body of research has been focusing on how surface material finishes within neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) can contribute to the operational, clinical, and social aspects of health outcomes.
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Copper alloy surfaces sustain terminal cleaning levels in a rural hospital

Author(s): Hinsa-Leasure, S. M., Nartey, Q., Vaverka, J., Schmidt, M. G.