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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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405 nm light technology for the inactivation of pathogens and its potential role for environmental disinfection and infection control

Author(s): Maclean, M., McKenzie, K., Anderson, J. G., Gettinby, G., MacGregor, S. J.

Effects of surface material, ventilation, and human behavior on indirect contact transmission risk of respiratory infection

Author(s): Sze‐To, G. N., Yang, Y., Kwan, J. K. C., Yu, S. C. T., Chao, C. Y. H.

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.

Benefits from wood interior in a hospital room: a preference study

Author(s): Nyrud, A. Q., Bringslimark, T., Bysheim, K.
New design strategies, focusing on implementing the psychologically beneficial effects of nature in the built environment, are increasingly being implemented in building design. The design of built settings is of particular importance in environments intended for healing, such as hospitals. Preferences for a setting are thought to be indicators of factors in the environment that can enhance...
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