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Organic compounds in indoor air- their relevance for perceived indoor air quality?

Author(s): Wolkoff, P., Nielsen, G.D.
Added October 2012

Making health care healthier: a prescription for change

Author(s): Wienhold, B.
Added October 2012

Breaking Out Of The Box

Author(s): Borrett, N.
Added October 2012

Circadian time of morning light administration and therapeutic response in winter depression

Author(s): Terman, J.S., Terman, M., Lo, E.-S., Cooper, T.B.
Added October 2012

Climate and length of hospital stay

Author(s): Storch, D.D.
Added October 2012

Neonatal Response to Control of Noise Inside the Incubator

Author(s): Johnson, A. N.
Premature infants are at risk for long-term neurologic, cognitive, and behavioral problems. Therefore, supporting these medically fragile infants as they adapt to life outside the womb by decreasing possible environmental stressors, such as noise, is important. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee of Environmental Hazards recommends that neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) sound levels below 45 dB. Yet these babies are often in incubators, which are associated with higher sound levels from the equipment and surrounding environment. 
Key Point Summary
Added January 2014

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. 
Key Point Summary
Added April 2014

A Multiple Case Study of Wayfinding in Dementia of the Alzheimer Type: Decision Making.

Author(s): Rainville, C., Passini, R., Marchand, N.
Added October 2012

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.  
Key Point Summary
Added July 2014

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