- I'm a Ph.D. student in Architecture at Georgia Tech, specializing in the area, ACB (Architecture, Culture, and Behavior). I got my Bachelor's degree in architectural engineering and had some time for practice back in Korea and came here at Tech for the professional degree in Architecture. Currently I'm very intersted in the role of physical environment such as addressing the needs of care model & process and then, involving in enhancing process and quality of care.
- I'm also a mother of 16 months old boy! He is a very healthy and happy boy! I can't imagine being in a hospital with him... Just imagining that is quite terrifying... It would be out of imagination being actually in a hospital with the little one... I hope I can really understand their (families and children) feelings and needs and can reflect those into the design of the pediatric health center.
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Research Search related to handwashing
McGuckin_2006_The effect of random voice hand hygiene messeages delivered by medical, nursing, and infection control staff on hand hygiene compliance in intensive care
They found that using random voice message increased handwashing compliance.
Twelve voice messages on Handwashing compliance facts, "hand hygiene should occur before and after patient contac," and so on were installed to deliver prompts to 2 amplified external speakers.
They measured product usage (soap and sanitizer)and bed-days. During the 6-week baseline period, 18,000 ml soap and 9940 ml sanitizer were used versus 21,000 ml soap and 15,496 ml sanitizer during the intervention.