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    Improving Pediatric Radiography Patient Stress, Mood, and Parental Satisfaction Through Positive Environmental Distractions: A Randomized Control Trial

    2016
    Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
    Journal Article

    Issue 1, Volume 31, Pages e11-e22
    Author(s)
    Quan, X./Joseph, A./Nanda, U./Moyano-Smith, O./Kanakri, S./Ancheta, C/Loveless, E. A.
    To evaluate how a positive environmental distraction intervention impacted pediatric radiography patient behavioral stress-responses, mood states, and parental satisfaction.
    Attractiveness of physical environment|Distraction/interruption|Lighting|Patient Satisfaction and Comfort
    Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)|Lighting (artificial and natural)
    Patient satisfaction and comfort|Staff productivity / efficiency
    Hospitals

    Is single room hospital accommodation associated with differences in healthcare-associated infection, falls, pressure ulcers or medication errors? A natural experiment with non-equivalent controls

    2016
    Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 21, Pages 147-155
    Author(s)
    Simon, M./Maben, J./Murrells, T./Griffiths, P.
    Previous studies have associated single-patient rooms with reduced infection rates, reduced medication errors, and faster patient recovery rates. In response, an increasing number of hospitals have been shifting towards an entirely single-patient room layout. Although there are plenty of studies from the U.K. providing empirical evidence for the efficacy of single-patient rooms, the United States lacks this foundation of published research, and could therefore benefit from an outcome analysis of single-patient rooms.
    Physical proximity/density
    Room configuration and layout|Unit configuration and layout
    Patient health outcomes
    Hospitals

    Environmental factors and their association with emergency department hand hygiene compliance: an observational study

    2016
    BMJ Quality & Safety
    Journal Article

    Issue 5, Volume 25, Pages 372-378
    Author(s)
    Carter, E. J./Wyer, P./Giglio, J./Jia, H./Nelson, G./Kauari, V. E./Larson, E. L.
    Adherence to proper hand hygiene procedures has been repeatedly shown to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Emergency departments (EDs) often experience environmental conditions such as crowding and subsequently end up using non-traditional patient care areas such as hallways to administer treatment. It is possible that the use of non-traditional patient care areas contributes to lower levels of hand hygiene compliance.
    Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)
    HAI related outcomes|Patient health outcomes|Staff productivity / efficiency
    Hospitals

    Visitor characteristics and alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispenser locations at the hospital entrance: Effect on visitor use rates

    2016
    American Journal of Infection Control
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 44, Pages 258-262
    Author(s)
    Hobbs, M. A./Robinson, S./Neyens, D. M./Steed, C.
    Proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective measures in the effort to prevent transmission of nosocomial pathogens in clinical settings. Previous studies have shown how healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) could be traced back to the spread of germs from hospital employees, patients, and visitors. While there is a large body of research on improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers, there is a lack of similar studies aimed towards compliance among hospital visitors.
    Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)
    HAI related outcomes
    Hospitals

    A socio-ecological analysis of hospital resilience to extreme weather events

    2016
    Construction Management and Economics
    Journal Article

    Issue 11-12, Volume 33, Pages 907-920
    Author(s)
    Chand, A. M./Loosemore, M.

    The Creation of a Biocontainment Unit at a Tertiary Care Hospital: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Experience

    2016
    Annals of the American Thoracic Society
    Journal Article

    Issue 5, Volume 13, Pages 600-608
    Author(s)
    Garibaldi, B. T./Kelen, G. D./Brower, R. G./Bova, G./Ernst, N./Reimers, M./Langlotz, R./Gimburg, A./Iati, M./Smith, C./MacConnell, S./James, H./Lewin, J. J./Trexler, P./Black, M. A./Lynch, C./Clarke, W./Marzinke, M. A./Sokoll, L. J./Carroll, K. C./Parish, N. M./Dionne, K./Biddison, E. L. D./Gwon, H. S./Sauer, L./Hill, P./Newton, S. M./Garrett, M. R./Miller, R. G./Perl, T. M./Maragakis, L. L.
    Prior to the 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, the United States had only one to three specialized biocontainment units. Once the EVD crisis began, a group of reputable American healthcare institutions worked together to renovate a deactivated clinical space into a functioning biocontainment unit (BCU).
    Building location/site optimization|Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)|Room configuration and layout|Unit configuration and layout|Ventilation and air-conditioning system
    Other healthcare facilities

    An Exploratory and Comparative Evaluation on the Spatial Perception of Two Densities of Multioccupancy Hospital Rooms

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 9, Pages 212-227
    Author(s)
    Yildirim, K./Yalcin, M.

    Qualities of Inpatient Hospital Rooms: Patients’ Perspectives

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 9, Pages 190-211
    Author(s)
    Devlin, A. S./Andrade, C. C./Carvalho, D.

    Being Wheeled or Walking: A Qualitative Study of Patients’ Spatial Experience in Two Distinct Day Surgery Centers

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 9, Pages 176-189
    Author(s)
    Annemans, M./Audenhove, C. V./Vermolen, H./Heylighen, A.

    Can Hospital Form Trigger Fear Response?

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 9, Pages 162-175
    Author(s)
    Pati, D./O’Boyle, M./Hou, J./Nanda, U./Ghamari, H.