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Creating Nursing’s New Academic Spaces: Making Dreams Come True

Author(s): Bavier, A. R., Bavier, R. N.
Added September 2017

Research on nursing unit layouts: an integrative review

Author(s): Rashid, M.
Added September 2017

Review article: Systematic review of three key strategies designed to improve patient flow through the emergency department

Author(s): Elder, E., Johnston, A. N., Crilly, J.
Added October 2017

Antimicrobial surfaces to prevent healthcare-associated infections: a systematic review

Author(s): Muller, M. P., MacDougall, C., Lim, M., Armstrong, I., Bialachowski, A., Callery, S., Ciccotelli, W., Cividino, M., Dennis, J., Hota, S., Garber, G., Johnstone, J., Katz, K., McGeer, A., Nankoosingh, V., Richard, C., Vearncombe, M.
Added February 2019

The Green House Model of Nursing Home Care in Design and Implementation

Author(s): Cohen, L. W., Zimmerman, S., Reed, D., Brown, P., Bowers, B. J., Nolet, K., Hudak, S., Horn, S., ,
The Green House (GH) model of nursing home (NH) care is a trademarked model created in 2012 that seeks to undo the social stigmas and inefficiencies commonly associated with NHs. GH homes are marked by smaller-sized homes (10-12 residents) located in community neighborhoods, personalized care procedures that are tailored to individual patient needs, and 24-hour nurse availability.
Key Point Summary
Added October 2017

Shared decision making in designing new healthcare environments—time to begin improving quality

Author(s): Elf, M., Fröst, P., Lindahl, G., Wijk, H.
Added October 2017

The role of noise in clinical environments with particular reference to mental health care: A narrative review

Author(s): Brown, B., Rutherford, P., Crawford, P.
The problem of noise in healthcare environments has been discussed in a variety of contexts, including psychology, sociology, built environment studies, and nursing. It has been well documented that the element of noise within clinical settings can elevate stress, impede recovery, and disturb sleep. But despite the extensive literature discussing the effects of noise in clinical settings, scarcely any research has been done on the role noise plays in mental healthcare environments.
Key Point Summary
Added February 2019

Outdoor Environments at Three Nursing Homes: Semantic Environmental Descriptions

Author(s): Bengtsson, A., Hägerhäll, C., Englund, J.-E., Grahn, P.
The authors call attention to research that indicates the importance of outdoor environments to the lives of elderly people in nursing homes. Nursing homes vary in terms of outdoor environments – from none to very elaborate establishments, with no evidence as to whether these meet the needs and desires of their users.
Key Point Summary
Added December 2018

Health care–associated infection surveillance in a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit: A prospective clinical study after moving to a new building

Author(s): Cura, C., Ozen, M., Kara, A. A., Alkan, G., Cetin, E. S.
Added October 2017

Impact of the Physical Environment of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities (RHCSF) on Staff and Residents A Systematic Review of the Literature

Author(s): Joseph, A., Choi, Y.-S., Quan, X.
Strategies related to the design of the built environment should be considered within the context of the culture of the organization and the resident population. This study of the physical environment of residential health, care, and support facilities addresses the range of settings and population, where other studies have been lacking. The literature review strongly suggests that the built environment is an important component of care provided in residential care settings.
Key Point Summary
Added December 2018