Influence of light condition on medication care in a hospital

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Abstract

Medication errors in hospitals can lead to life threatening situations. In the process of medication care, many errors can occur. Good lighting might prevent some of these errors. The study presented in this paper investigates whether the light condition can contribute to improve the visual performance in hospitals. The specific focus is on the area where medication is being sorted and prepared for patients at the ward. Light measurements, a survey among nurses and a visual
acuity test demonstrates that the amount of light has an influence on the visual performance but that nurses do not seem to be aware of this.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLighting for modern society: proceedings of the Lux Europa 2017
EditorsM. Kobav
PublisherLighting Engineering Society of Slovenia
Pages202-206
ISBN (Electronic)978-961-93733-4-7
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2017
Event13th European Lighting Conference (Lux Europa 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Lighting for modern society - Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 18 Sep 201720 Sep 2017
http://www.luxeuropa2017.eu/

Conference

Conference13th European Lighting Conference (Lux Europa 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Abbreviated titleLux Europa 2017
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period18/09/1720/09/17
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Keywords

  • hospital errors
  • patient safety
  • medication rooms
  • light conditions
  • nurses

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    Aarts, M. P. J., Rosemann, A. L. P., van Loenen, E. J., & Kort, H. S. M. (2017). Influence of light condition on medication care in a hospital. In M. Kobav (Ed.), Lighting for modern society: proceedings of the Lux Europa 2017 (pp. 202-206). Lighting Engineering Society of Slovenia.