The Impact of Bedside Technology on Patients' Well-Being

October 31, 2011     Karin Tanja-Dijkstra, PhD
Introduction Encounters with healthcare situations are generally characterized by fear, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty (Mitchell, 2003; Pearson, Maddern, & Fitridge, 2005). Most hospitalized patients undergo a certain amount of physical discomfort; they feel vulnerable, they may be in pain,...

Saving Lives Following the Expansion of Centralized Remote Telemetry Monitoring

October 31, 2011     Steven Rubino, Kathleen Kracht, MSNc, RN, CNOR, Lori Burnell, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Judy Davidson, DNP, RN, CNS, FCCM, Joseph Carney, RN, Cynthia VanWyk, MSN, RN, CCRN, and Zubair Nadiri
Background The utilization of wireless telemetry monitoring with hospitalized patients is a concept that has been explored recently in hospitals (Freeman, 2009). The majority of hospitals in the United States, however, have not yet used this wireless technology to its fullest potential. This...

Examination of Wireless Technology To Improve Nurse Communication, Response Time to Bed Alarms, and Patient Safety

February 15, 2011     Linda Guarascio-Howard, MA, MS, PhD
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Technology and Building Design: Initiatives To Reduce Inpatient Falls Among the Elderly

August 31, 2010     Sue Hignett, PhD
Acknowledgments: Many of the ideas for this theory paper were formulated during an EPSRC Travel Grant (EP/GO40400/1) to the United States in 2009. Dr. Hignett was welcomed by academic, professional, and clinical colleagues in St. Louis, MO; Houston, TX; Raleigh/Durham, NC; and Ithaca, NY. She would...

Knowledge Modeling Tool for Evidence-Based Design

May 31, 2010     Sanja Durmisevic, PhD and Özer Ciftcioglu, PhD
Introduction Designing a hospital using evidence-based design (EBD) should be an attainable goal. More and more such information is becoming available, and designers should be able to find essential answers. Yet there remain numerous open questions regarding the most effective design solutions. The...

Integrating Electronic Health Records in the Physical Environment: A Systems Approach

September 30, 2008     Carrie R. Rich, MS Candidate and Tama Duffy Day, FASID, IIDA, LEED
Purpose The Need for Appropriate Hardware Computers and information exchange play prominent roles in the delivery of healthcare services, and they are merging in a revolutionary way in the form of EHRs (Garrison, Bernard, & Rasmussen, 2002; Margalit, Roter, Dunevant, Larson, & Reis, 2006)....