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Understanding nurses’ workflow: Batching care and potential opportunities for transmission of infectious organisms, a pilot study

Author(s): Gregory, L., Weston, L. E., Harrod, M., Meddings, J., Krein, S. L.
Hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE) strategies are employed to prevent disease transmission in the contact precaution room. Studies revealed that precautionary measures perceived as overwhelming required more time in patient care and required changes in workflow.
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Added December 2019

Use of an automated hand hygiene compliance system by emergency room nurses and technicians is associated with decreased employee absenteeism

Author(s): Strauch, J., Braun, T. M., Short, H.
The relationship between hand hygiene intervention and absenteeism has been studied in other contexts besides healthcare. Researchers examined how improving hand hygiene practices among emergency room (ER) nurses and technicians affected their absenteeism and overtime hours worked by substitute staff.
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Added December 2019

The perceptual and behavioral influence on dental professionals from the noise in their workplace

Author(s): Ma, K. W., Mak, C. M., Wong, H. M.
Added December 2019

Soundscape design for management of behavioral disorders: A pilot study among nursing home residents with dementia

Author(s): Devos, P., Aletta, F., Vander Mynsbrugge, T., Thomas, P., Filipan, K., Petrovic, M., De Vriendt, P., Van de Velde, D., Botteldooren, D.
Added August 2019

Wayfinding in a nursing home for advanced dementia of the Alzheimer’s type

Author(s): Passini, R., Pigot, H., Rainville, C., Tétreault, M.-H.
Added August 2019

Effects of adjustable dynamic bedroom lighting in a maternity ward

Author(s): Canazei, M., Pohl, W., Weninger, J., Bliem, H., Weiss, E. M., Koch, C., Berger, A., Firulovic, B., Marth, C.
This study considered the impact of dynamic vs. static lighting color and intensity on mothers who had scheduled C-section deliveries of healthy babies in a single Austrian maternity clinic.
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Added July 2019

Evaluation of a Veterans Administration mental and behavioral health patient room mockup

Author(s): Sachs, N. A., Shepley, M. M., Peditto, K., Hankinson, M. T., Smith, K., Giebink, B., Thompson, T.
Added July 2019

Older adults’ activity on a geriatric hospital unit: A behavioral mapping study

Author(s): Ariza-Vega, Patrocinio, Shu, Hattie, Amarasekera, Ruvini, Y. Edwards, Nicola, Filipski, Marta, Langford, Dolores, Madden, Kenneth, C. Ashe, Maureen, 1 Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Granada, Spain; Institute for Biomedical Research (ibs), Granada, Spain, 2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Granada, Spain, 3 PA-HELP “Physical Activity for HEaLth Promotion” Research Group. Department of Physiotherapy, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 4 Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver, Canada, 5 Department of Family Practice, The University of British Columbia, Canada, 6 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, 7 Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Canada, 8 Department of Physical Therapy, The University of British Columbia, Canada, 9 Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Canada, 10 School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Added July 2019

The perceptions of nurses about the behavioral needs for daylighting and view to the outside in inpatient facilities

Author(s): Gharaveis, A., Yekita, H., Shamloo, G.
Added May 2019

The effect of a non-talking rule on the sound level and perception of patients in an outpatient infusion center

Author(s): Zijlstra, E., Hagedoorn, M., Krijnen, W. P., van der Schans, C. P., Mobach, M. P.
The World Health Organization has recommended that noise in patient care areas be limited to support healing. The authors of this study explore the effect of a behavioral intervention aimed at reducing conversational noise in the context of an outpatient infusion center and its result on patient perceptions.
Key Point Summary
Added March 2019