Outside of the COVID-19 unit on the 6th floor at KP Los Angeles Medical Center (LAMC), is a quiet room. In it, the scent of lavender fills the air, calming music plays, encouraging quotes and art line the walls, laminated packets of information on stress relief and mental well-being are laid out, and hot tea steeps in a corner. LAMC staff can come read, relax, close their eyes, get a neck massage, talk to a mental health professional, sit in silence…or cry.
“We wanted to create a space where people could go and have their feelings,” during the unbelievably challenges they face providing care to coronavirus patients, said Misty Lahti, RN. And so they did. This is the Resilience Room. Learn about it here.