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Predictors of panic symptoms during magnetic resonance imaging scans

Author(s): Harris, L.M., Robinson, J., Menzies, R.G.
Added October 2012

Reduced lighting does not improve medical outcomes in very low birth weight infants

Author(s): Kennedy, K., Fielder, A., Hardy, R., Tung, B., Gordon, D., Reynolds, J.
Added October 2012

The minimally invasive surgical suite enters the 21st century

Author(s): Herron, D., Gagner, M., Kenyon, T., Swanstrm, L.
Added October 2012

Patient falls from bed and the role of bedrails in the acute care setting

Author(s): van Leeuwen, M., Bennett, L., West, S., Wiles, V., Grasso, J.
Added October 2012

Quality Improvement Practices: Enhancing Quality of Life During Mealtimes

Author(s): Evans, B. C., Crogan, N. L.
Studies identified that malnutrition affects up to 54% of the 1.5 million Americans over age 65 who reside in the nation’s 20,000 nursing homes and can lead to death or chronic disability. Physical causes of malnutrition include altered sensation, medication effects, and impaired feeding ability. Psychological causes include cognitive impairment, depression, and social isolation. Mealtime is also a very important time of day for residents of nursing homes since it is a time for socialization, remembering family and past events, and enjoying the sensory experience of eating. The mealtime experience can enhance the quality of life for residents in nursing homes. 
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Added April 2014

A randomized controlled trial to prevent patient lift and transfer injuries of health care workers

Author(s): Yassi, A., Cooper, J. E., Tate, R. B., Gerlach, S., Muir, M., Trottier, J., Massey, K., Abushousheh, A.
Back injury to nursing staff during patient-handling tasks is a major issue in healthcare. The value of mechanical assistive devices in reducing injuries to these workers is unclear.  
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Added July 2014

Zora: A Pilot Virtual Community in the Pediatric Dialysis Unit

Author(s): Bers, M., Gonzalez-Heydrich, J., Raches, D., DeMaso, D.
Added October 2012

Taking on toxics II: Health care without harm

Author(s): Cray, C..
Added October 2012

Video-mediated communication in the classroom to support sick children: a case study

Author(s): Fels, D.I., Weiss, P.L.
Added October 2012

Using external memory aids to increase room finding by older adults with dementia

Author(s): Nolan, B. A., Mathews, R. M., Harrison, M.
Memory deficits are commonly experienced by seniors with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Disorientation is a memory-related skill deficit that leads to reduced mobility and inhibits independence. Further, it is upsetting for residents when they can't find their rooms and often repeatedly ask staff to help them. Some research suggests that display cases with the residents’ personal memorabilia can help those with moderately severe dementia locate their rooms.
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Added May 2014