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Enhancing the traditional hospital design process: a focus on patient safety

Author(s): Reiling, J.G., Knutzen, B.L., Wallen, T.K., McCullough, S. , Miller, R., Chernos, S.
The current study is an overview of innovative system engineering and patient safety factors, named as the Synergy model that a hospital system utilized to design their new facility.
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Assessing the mirrors in long-term care homes: a preliminary survey

Author(s): Freysteinson, W. M.
According to geriatric environmental design literature, bringing the home to the long-term care (LTC) environment is key to residents’ comfort. However, the mirror is one environmental element that has received little attention in LTC environments, and yet appears to meet this conceptualization. Mirrors may fit with Lawton’s theory in that it functions to maintain, support, and stimulate the residents, perhaps even more so for those who have limited mobility.
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Effect of Environmental Design on Reducing Nursing and Medication Errors in Acute Care Settings

Author(s): Mahmood, A. , Habib, C.

Designing for Patient Safety: Developing Methods to Integrate Patient Safety Concerns in the Design Process

Author(s): Joseph, A., Taylor, E. M. , Quan, X., Jelen, M.

Resident Safety Risk Assessment

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Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Wellness

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Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Resident Room

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Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Resident Operated Mobility Devices

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Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Household and Small House

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Residential Healthcare Facilities 2014 Guidelines Revision Project: Culture Change

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