Designing for Patient Safety: Developing Methods to Integrate Patient Safety Concerns in the Design Process

The Center for Health Design conducted research, including a seminar, with the purpose of developing consensus around patient safety issues to be considered during the health care facility design process as well as activities, methodologies, […]

Contribution of the Designed Environment to Fall Risk in Hospitals

Margaret P. Calkins, Stacey Biddle, Orion Biesan
 Very little research has systematically examined the relationship between patient falls and built environment characteristics such as room and unit layout, relationship of the bed to the bathroom, […]

Applications of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Farhad Memarzadeh, Russell N. Olmsted, Judene M. Bartley This article reviews scientific evidence regarding the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) in health care facilities and reports that UVGI should only be used in conjunction […]

The Center for Health Design Knowledge Repository

The Knowledge Repository on The Center for Health Design website consolidates access to research on health care design topics. Users can search for material by design, outcome, environmental condition, and other categories. Users can also conduct […]

Current Views of Health Care Design and Construction: Practical Implications for Safer, Cleaner Environments

Judene M. Bartley, Russell N. Olmsted, Janet Hass The role of infection preventionists in health care facility design and construction is discussed in this article, using the 2010 edition of the Guidelines as a basis. […]

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