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Reflections on Nursing Ingenuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Newby, J. C., Mabry, M. C., Carlisle, B. A., Olson, D. M., Lane, B. E.

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.

Design lessons from the analysis of nurse journeys in a hospital ward

Author(s): Nazarian, M., Price, A., Demian, P., Malekzadeh, M.

Introduction of a horizontal and vertical split flow model of emergency department patients as a response to overcrowding

Author(s): Wallingford, G., Joshi, N., Callagy, P., Stone, J., Brown, I., Shen, S.
Hospital emergency departments (EDs) strive to optimally organize patient flow so that optimal care can be delivered while patient length of stay is minimized. The emergency severity index (ESI) is a 5-point scale used to help medical staff discern the severity of patient conditions; higher ESI scores indicate less-severe medical conditions. 
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Using Systems Theory to Examine Patient and Nurse Structures, Processes, and Outcomes in Centralized and Decentralized Units

Author(s): Real, K., Fay, L., Isaacs, K., Carll-White, A., Schadler, A.

Sustainability of a person-centered ward atmosphere and possibility to provide person-centered forensic psychiatric care after facility relocation

Author(s): Alexiou, E., Wijk, H., Ahlquist, G., Kullgren, A., Degl’ Innocenti, A.

The effect of vertical split-flow patient management on emergency department throughput and efficiency

Author(s): Garrett, J. S., Berry, C., Wong, H., Qin, H., Kline, J. A.
In some emergency departments (EDs), the severity of a patient’s condition is rated on a 5-point scale during admission using the Emergency Service Index (ESI). Under the “split-flow” model of patient triaging, patients with less-severe conditions (rated an ESI 4 or 5) are “fast tracked” so that they can be separated from patients with higher ESI scores, allowing for more efficient resource allocation for all patient treatment procedures. 
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A Novel Approach to Addressing an Unintended Consequence of Direct to Room: The Delay of Initial Vital Signs

Author(s): Basile, J., Youssef, E., Cambria, B., Chacko, J., Treval, K., Hahn, B., Ardolic, B.