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A seasonal pattern of hospital medication errors in Alaska

Author(s): Booker, J. M., Roseman, C.
Specific behavioral consequences of seasonal affective disorder have not been closely examined. Length of daylight is evaluated in relation to medication errors in a medical center located in the far north. Factors such as numbers of patient admissions, discharges, and deaths were controlled with data collected in Anchorage, Alaska, over 5 consecutive years, 1985-89. These data revealed that 58%...
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Added August 2012

Nosocomial Transmission of Tuberculosis Associated with a Draining Abscess

Author(s): Hutton, M. D., Stead, W. W., Cauthen, G. M., Bloch, A. B., Ewing, W. M.
Nine secondary cases of tuberculosis and 59 tuberculin skin test conversions occurred after exposure to a hospitalized patient with a large tuberculous abscess of the hip and thigh. Among 442 tuberculin-negative hospital employees, the relative risk of skin test conversion associated with recalled exposure to the patient was 14.0 (95% confidence limits, 6.8, 28.7). Four of 5 surgical suite...
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Added August 2012

Hand Hygiene Behavior in a Pediatric Emergency Department and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Comparison of Use of 2 Dispenser Systems

Author(s): Larson, E. L., Albrecht, S., O'Keefe, M.
Unwashed hands of healthcare workers often become reservoirs of infectious pathogens and serve as media for pathogen transmission. Hand hygiene is considered as the single most important approach for preventing nosocomial infections. However, the compliance rates of hand hygiene in healthcare workers are typically low. Multiple factors, such as the fragrance of hand hygiene products and the location of sinks and dispensers, may impact hand hygiene compliance rate.
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Added August 2012

Effects of simulated facility-design changes on outpatient pharmacy efficiency

Author(s): Lin, A. C., Barker, K. N., Hassall, T. H., Gallelli, J. F.
The potential effects of using the Baker drug counter or the Systamodule pharmacy fixture, or both, on the efficiency of the current outpatient pharmacy system at the National Institutes of Health were evaluated by computer simulation. It was hypothesized that the use of these two devices would reduce (1) the prescription-filling time (RxFT) and (2) the distance traveled (DT) by pharmacists in...
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Added August 2012

Increasing Handwashing Compliance With More Accessible Sinks

Author(s): Kaplan, L. M., McGuckin, M.
There is a significant body of evidence on how handwashing can reduce the spread of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). The directive for design is to aid handwashing compliance by the design and placement of sinks.
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Added October 2012

Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment to Model Medication System Failures in Long-Term Care Facilities

Author(s): Comden, S.C., Marx, D., Murphy-Carley, M. , Hale, M.
Added October 2012

Inquiry by design: Environment/behavior/neuroscience in architecture, interiors, landscape, and planning (Rev. ed)

Author(s): Zeisel, J.
Added October 2012

Assessing a hospital sound environment: findings and evidence-based recommendations for architectural design and behavior.

Author(s): Geboy, L., Keller, A., Schnuck, K.
Added October 2012

Restorative Environment: Caregiver's Evaluation on Hospitalized Children's Preference towards Garden versus Ward in Malaysian Hospitals

Author(s): Said, I., Abu Bakar, M.S.
Added October 2012

The Use of Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment at AHRQ and NASA

Author(s): Battles, J., Kanki,B.
Added October 2012

Behavior-relevant ecological factors

Author(s): Lawton, M.P.
Added October 2012

Handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research.

Author(s): Tashakkori, A., Teddlie, C.
Added October 2012

The Evaluation of an Environmental Remodeling Program on a Psychiatric Geriatric Ward

Author(s): Stahler, G.J., Frazer, D., Rappaport, H.
Added October 2012

Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Nonpharmacological Intervention to Improve Abnormal Sleep/Wake Patterns in Nursing Home Residents

Author(s): Alessi, C.A., Martin, J.L., Webber, A.P., Kim, E.C., Harker, J.O., Josephson, K.R.
Sleep disturbance, common in older adults living in the community, is even more prevalent in long-stay nursing home residents. Studies suggest that non-pharmacological interventions such as timed exposure to bright light, increased physical activity, or decreased nighttime noise and light levels can be an alternative approaches for improving sleep patterns in nursing home residents.
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Added October 2012

Does physical activity improve sleep in impaired nursing home residents?

Author(s): Alessi, C.A., Schnelle, J.F., MacRae, P.G., Ouslander, J.G., al-Samarrai, N., Simmons, S.F., Traub, S.
Added October 2012

The interrelatedness of wandering and wayfinding in a community sample of persons with dementia

Author(s): Algase, D.L., Son, G.R., Beattie, E., Song, J.A., Leitsch, S., Yao, L.
Added October 2012

Developmental care: changing the NICU physically and behaviorally to promote patient outcomes and contain costs

Author(s): Altimier, L.B., Eichel, M., Warner, B., Tedeschi, L., Brown, B.
Added October 2012

Development and Implementation of a Pediatric Patient Safety Program

Author(s): Alton, M., Frush, K., Brandon, D., Mericle, J.
Added October 2012

Nurse-physician communication: an organizational accountability

Author(s): Arford, P.H.
Added October 2012

Live Music Is Beneficial to Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Environmentt

Author(s): Arnon, S., Shapsa, A., Forman, L., Regev, R., Bauer, S., Litmanovitz, I., Dolfin, T.
Added October 2012