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The Implementation of a dedicated newborn examination room: A quality improvement project

Author(s): Thornhill, L., Tiwari, M., Garsia, K., Joerck, C., Mowry, C., Bhurawala, H., Liu, A.
Added November 2022

Healthcare worker safety program in a COVID-19 alternate care site: The Javits New York Medical Station experience

Author(s): Thompson, C. N., Mugford, C., Merriman, J. R., Chen, M. A., Hutter, J. D., Maruna, T. J., Bacon, W. R., Childs, R. W., Pati, R., Clifton, G. T., Pazdan, R. M.
Added July 2022

Effects of the physical environment on children and families in hospital-based emergency departments: A systematic literature review

Author(s): Gripko, M., Joseph, A., MohammadiGorji, S.
The emergency department (ED) environment is often a very stressful place, especially for young children and their families. Previous studies show that highly stimulating environments may increase anxiety. There are many complex relationships among the physical environment and healthcare outcomes in the emergency department, and themes in this study include control, positive distractions, family and social supports, and designing for a safe and comfortable experience.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2023

On the restorative break: Understanding the role of break room design on nurse engagement and satisfaction

Author(s): Lorusso, L., Ossmann, M., Orozco, T., Lawson, L.
Added April 2023

A qualitative study of hospital interior environments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author(s): Bae, S.
There is a substantial body of research on the relationship between the physical environment and human health, and more recently, a growing understanding around how the healthcare environment impacts users, such as healthcare personnel.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2023

Coping and caregiving: Leveraging environmental design to moderate stress among healthcare workers in the emergency department setting

Author(s): Bosch, S. J., Valipoor, S., Alakshendra, A., De Portu, G., Mohammadigorji, S., Rittenbacher, D., Black, K., Calienes, E.
Research demonstrates that healthcare work is demanding and emergency departments (EDs) are known to be particularly stressful. There is a lack of information about relationships between the built environment and the behaviors clinicians use to cope with work-related stress.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2023

Responsiveness and adaptability of healthcare facilities in emergency scenarios: COVID-19 experience

Author(s): Łukasik, M., Porębska, A.
COVID-19 exposed shortcomings in hospitals’ abilities to accommodate emergency scenarios with efficiency and preparedness. Prior research evaluates strategies for resilient hospitals, such as the use of architectural methods to reduce bacterial infection.
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Added January 2022

Safety assessment for temporary hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic: A simulation approach

Author(s): Campos, A. T., dos Santos, C. H., Gabriel, G. T., Montevechi, J. A. B.
Added January 2022

Designing palliative care facilities to better support patient and family care: A staff perspective

Author(s): McLaughlan, R., Richards, K., Lipson-Smith, R., Collins, A., Philip, J.
There are several factors that make palliative care unique, including longer lengths of stay, the number of visitors, and considerations around end-of-life care. Staff perceive that privacy, a homelike environment, and safety are important for their ability to provide comfort and support to both patients and families.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2022

Association between acute psychiatric bed availability in the Veterans Health Administration and veteran suicide risk: a retrospective cohort study

Author(s): Kaboli, P. J., Augustine, M. R., Haraldsson, B., Mohr, N. M., Howren, M. B., Jones, M. P., Trivedi, R.
Added May 2022