Evaluations

Lessons Learned: Clinicians' Post-Occupancy Perspective of Facility Design Involvement

April 8, 2014     Kathy Reno, PhD, MBA, RN, EDAC; Kathy Okland, RN, MPH, NA, EDAC; Nanne Finis, RN, MS; Gina LaMantia, MS, MEd; Roger Call, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP; Kerrie Cardon, RN, AIA, ACHA; Deborah Gerber, RN, MPH, FACHE, EDAC; and Janet Zeigler, RN, MN, MBA, EDAC

The Role of Flooring as a Design Element Affecting Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety [CEU Available]

June 26, 2013     Debra D. Harris, PhD and Laura A. Detke, RID, LEED AP BD+C

The Effect of Garden Designs on Mood and Heart Output in Older Adults Residing in an Assisted Living Facility

March 4, 2013     Seiko Goto, PhD; Bum-Jin Park, PhD; Yuko Tsunetsugu, PhD; Karl Herrup, PhD; and Yoshifumi Miyazaki, PhD

Making Acuity-Adaptable Units Work: Lessons From the Field

May 15, 2012     Craig Zimring, PhD and Hyun-Bo Seo, PhD, MArch
Objective Acuity-adaptable units (AAUs) have been used in hospitals for the past decade, but reports in the literature have indicated both success in meeting operational goals and objectives (Annonio, Graham, & Ross, 2010; Brown & Gallant, 2006; Clark, Roberts, & Traylor, 2004;...

Quantifying the Relationship Among Hospital Design, Satisfaction, and Psychosocial Functioning in a Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Inpatient Unit

August 31, 2011     Sandra A. Sherman-Bien, PhD, Vanessa L. Malcarne, PhD, Scott Roesch, PhD, James W. Varni, PhD, and Ernest R. Katz, PhD
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Health Facility Evaluation for Design Practitioners

August 31, 2011     Minyoung Seo Cerruti, PhD, Reviewer
Health Facility Evaluation for Design Practitioners. Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, DArch, AIA, ACHA, LEED. Myersville, MD: Asclepion Publishing, 2011. 278 pages. ISBN 978-0-9845689-0-1 ( http://store.healthdesign.org/)

Evaluation of the Built Environment: Staff and Family Satisfaction Pre- and Post-Occupancy of The Children's Hospital

August 31, 2011     Anne Marie Kotzer, PhD, RN, CPN, FAAN, Susan Koch Zacharakis, MSHA, RN, Mary Raynolds, Assoc. AIA, and Fred Buenning, AIA
Introduction The United States is engaged in an unprecedented healthcare building boom. Some of the reasons for this include the replacement of aging facilities, an understanding of the impact of the built environment on quality and safety, the incorporation of rapidly emerging technologies, and...

Color-Coding and Human Factors Engineering To Improve Patient Safety Characteristics of Paper-Based Emergency Department Clinical Documentation

August 31, 2011     Leo Kobayashi, MD, Robert M. Boss III, RN, Frantz J. Gibbs, MD, Eric Goldlust, MD, PhD, Michelle M. Hennedy, BSN, RN, James E. Monti, MD, and Nathan A. Siegel, MD
Introduction Healthcare systems face innumerable challenges to patient safety on a daily basis.

Research Methods for Design Practitioners To Evaluate Facilities

June 23, 2011     Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, DArch, FAIA, ACHA, LEED® AP, EDAC
Because of the breadth of the topic of evaluation research methods, this discussion focuses on practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE). Evaluating the success of facilities is the most common type of study conducted by practitioners in the field of health design research. There are a variety...

Lactation Space Design: Supporting Evidence-Based Practice and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

June 23, 2011     Tammy Smith Thompson, MArch, RA, NCARB and LaShawna Heflin, RN, BSN
Introduction Lactation space is often a small part of the architectural program of any neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). States that have adopted the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities as part of their building code require lactation support space “in or...

Influence of Positive Distractions on Children in Two Clinic Waiting Areas

June 23, 2011     Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, FIIA, LEED AP and Upali Nanda, PhD, Assoc AIA, EDAC
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A Comparison of Parent Satisfaction in an Open-Bay and Single-Family Room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

June 23, 2011     Dennis C. Stevens, MS, MD, Carol C. Helseth, RNC, BSN, M. Akram Khan, MD, David P. Munson, MD, and E. J. Reid, BSAHM
Introduction The physical environment of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has changed dramatically over the past 20 years.
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