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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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Decreasing Spatial Disorientation in Care-Home Settings: How Psychology can Guide the Development of Dementia-Friendly Design Guidelines

Author(s): O’Malley, M., Innes, A., & Wiener, J. M.
People who have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will eventually face a decline in navigation and orientation skills. Most, if not all, people with AD, will move to a care home. The dilemma for many is finding their way around a new environment.
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Persistence of microorganisms on common hospital surfaces

Author(s): Neely, A. N.

Persistence of nosocomial bacteria on 2 biocidal fabrics based on silver under conditions of high relative humidity

Author(s): López-Gigosos, R., Mariscal, A., Gutierrez-Bedmar, M., Mariscal-Lopez, E., Fernández-Crehuet, J.

Effectiveness of improved hydrogen peroxide in decontaminating privacy curtains contaminated with multidrug-resistant pathogens

Author(s): Rutala, W. A., Gergen, M. F., Sickbert-Bennett, E. E., Williams, D. A., Weber, D. J.