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    Objective acoustical quality in healthcare office facilities

    2016
    Canadian Acoustics
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 44, Pages 1-2
    Author(s)
    Hodgson, M.

    Water Safety and Legionella in Health Care: Priorities, Policy, and Practice

    2016
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
    Journal Article

    Issue 3, Volume 30, Pages 689-712
    Author(s)
    Gamage, S. D./Ambrose, M./Kralovic, S. M./Roselle, G. A.

    Surface Finish Materials: Considerations for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    2016
    Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
    Journal Article

    Issue 4, Volume 16, Pages 203-207
    Author(s)
    Harris, D.

    Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    2016
    Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews
    Journal Article

    Author(s)
    Shepley, M. M./Song, Y./Marshall-Baker, A.

    ESBL-producing Gram-negative organisms in the healthcare environment as a source of genetic material for resistance in human infections

    2016
    Journal of Hospital Infection
    Journal Article

    Author(s)
    Muzslay, M./Moore, G./Alhussaini, N./Wilson, A. P. R.

    Designing With Empathy: Humanizing Narratives for Inspired Healthcare Experiences

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Issue 2, Volume 9, Pages 130-146
    Author(s)
    Carmel-Gilfilen, C./Portillo, M.

    Tuning the light in senior care: Evaluating a trial LED lighting system at the ACC Care Center in Sacramento, CA

    2016
    Report

    Author(s)
    Davis, R. G./Wilkerson, A. M./Samla, C./Bisbee, D.

    Low stimulus environments: reducing noise levels in continuing care

    2016
    BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
    Journal Article

    Issue 1, Volume 5, Pages 1-4
    Author(s)
    Brown, J./Fawzi, W./Shah, A./Joyce, M./Holt, G./McCarthy, C./Stevenson, C./Marange, R./Shakes, J./Solomon-Ayeh, K.
    This article highlights a project that aimed to reduce levels of intrinsic background noise on an adult mental health ward. Following intervention, the ward was able to decrease the background noise decibel level from 60dB to 53dB (on average).
    Sound
    Acoustic Environment|Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E)
    Environmental impact|Organizational outcomes|Patient health outcomes|Staff health outcomes|Staff productivity / efficiency|Staff satisfaction
    Hospitals

    Light at Night and Measures of Alertness and Performance: Implications for Shift Workers

    2016
    Biological Research For Nursing
    Journal Article

    Issue 1, Volume 18, Pages 90-100
    Author(s)
    Figueiro, M. G./Sahin, L./Wood, B./Plitnick, B.
    Rotating-shift workers, particularly those working at night, are likely to experience sleepiness, decreased productivity, and impaired safety while on the job. Light at night has been shown to have acute alerting effects, reduce sleepiness, and improve performance. However, light at night can also suppress melatonin and induce circadian disruption, both of which have been linked to increased health risks. Previous studies have shown that long-wavelength (red) light exposure increases objective and subjective measures of alertness at night, without suppressing nocturnal melatonin. 
    Lighting
    Lighting (artificial and natural)
    Staff health outcomes|Staff productivity / efficiency
    Hospitals|Non-healthcare settings|Other healthcare facilities|Residential healthcare facilities

    ICU ward design and nosocomial infection rates – a cross sectional study in Germany

    2016
    Journal of Hospital Infection
    Journal Article

    Author(s)
    Stiller, A./Schröder, C./Gropmann, A./Schwab, F./Behnke, M./Geffers, C./Sunder, W./Holzhausen, J./Gastmeier, P.