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Inadequacy and impact of facility design for adolescents and young adults with cancer

Author(s): Peditto, K., Shepley, M., Sachs, N., Mendle, J., Burrow, A.

Keeping clean in the reading room: An initiative to improve workstation hygiene

Author(s): Campbell, J., Lee, E., Vakharia, A., McGinty, K.

Time-series analysis of health care–associated infections in a new hospital with all private rooms

Author(s): McDonald, E. G., Dendukuri, N., Frenette, C., Lee, T. C.

Understanding Design Vulnerabilities in the Physical Environment Relating to Patient Fall Patterns in a Psychiatric Hospital: Seven Years of Sentinel Events

Author(s): Bayramzadeh, S., Portillo, M., Carmel-Gilfilen, C.
​Finding effective ways to prevent patient falls and fall-related injuries has been an ongoing struggle and debate for many modern medical practitioners. Previous studies have shown that nearly 30% of falls that occur in hospital settings result in injuries and, subsequently, additional treatments.
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Anticipated Advantages and Disadvantages of a move to 100% Single Room Hospital in Australia: A Case Study

Author(s): Cusack, L., Wiechula, R., Schultz, T., Dollard, J., Maben, J.

Horseshoe, Cockpit, and Dragonfly: Nurse Movement in Headwall Patient Rooms

Author(s): Hamilton, D. K.

Opportunities for inpatient room designs that facilitate imaging professionals in providing diagnostic patient care: A mixed methods study

Author(s): Evans, K. D., Sommerich, C. M., Sanders, E. B.-N., Patterson, E. S., Li, J., Lavender, S. A.

Safety, Performance, and Satisfaction Outcomes in the Operating Room: A Literature Review

Author(s): Joseph, A., Bayramzadeh, S., Zamani, Z., Rostenberg, B.
There are many operating rooms (ORs) constructed more than 30 years ago that remain operational today, and many of these spaces are inadequately designed to withstand the processes, equipment, and people needed for contemporary OR procedures. Even in developed countries, patients undergoing inpatient surgeries experience major complications 3-22% of the time.
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Attractions to Fuel the Imagination: Reframing Understandings of the Role of Distraction Relative to Well-Being in the Pediatric Hospital

Author(s): McLaughlan, R., Sadek, A., Willis, J.

The role of the built environment and private rooms for reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections

Author(s): O’Neill, L., Park, S.-H., Rosinia, F.
Private patient rooms in hospital environments are widely considered a helpful defense against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). However, the ways in which private rooms might help mitigate specific kinds of HAIs, such as central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), remain unclear and relatively unexplored.
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