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Comparison of the auditory and visual privacy of emergency department treatment areas with curtains versus those with solid walls

Author(s): Barlas, D., Sama, A.E., Ward, M.F., Lesser, M.L.
Privacy and confidentiality are crucial to patients and their relationship with their healthcare provider. Many emergency departments (EDs) use curtains to separate different areas of care and treatment to enable smooth movement of equipment and personnel and allow for patient observation.  
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

High-tech, high-touch care: A NICU design that caters to its fragile patients

Author(s): Altimier, L.
Added October 2012

Interaction between adult patients' family members and nursing staff on a hospital ward

Author(s): Astedt-Kurki, P., Paavilainen, E., Tammentie, T., Paunonen-Ilmonen, M.
Added October 2012

Job strain and musculoskeletal disorders of Italian nurses.

Author(s): Camerino, D., Cesana, G.C., Molteni, G., Vito, G.D., Evaristi, C., Latocca, R.
Added October 2012

Crowding and Violence on Psychiatric Wards: Explanatory Models.

Author(s): Kumar, S., Ng, B.
Added October 2012

Architectural planning of playrooms in children's hospital wards from a play-environment point of view

Author(s): Urazoe, A., Senda, M., Tsuji, Y., Yata, T.
Added October 2012

Ward atmosphere in acute psychiatric in-patient care: patients' perceptions, ideals and satisfaction

Author(s): Middleboe, T., Schjodt, T., Byrsting, K., Gjerris, A.
Added October 2012

Taking on toxics II: Health care without harm

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

Noise and related events in neonatal intensive care unit

Author(s): Chang, Y. J., Lin, C. H., Lin, L. H.
Noise contributes to environmental stress to premature infants, who often spend long periods of time in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Some research indicates that noise contributes to higher incidences of hearing loss, as well as cardiovascular, respirator, endocrine, and behavioral deficits. Some of the noise might be reduced by studying different aspects of NICU settings (i.e., wards, personnel, equipment, and procedures).
Key Point Summary
Added April 2014

Infection Control Considerations in Critical Care Unit Design and Construction: A Systematic Risk Assessment

Author(s): Bartley, J., Bjerke, N.B.
Added October 2012