2022 Stronger - P129 - The Recharge Room: Decompress in a Multisensory, Peaceful Space - On Demand
Hospitals cared for record numbers of patients throughout the pandemic. Trauma, exhaustion and burnout resulted in a need for space and resources to allow workers to decompress safely and confidentially. Indications are that recharge rooms improve employee health and well-being, yet little has been done in this area until UCHealth implemented its Recharge Room in 2021. This space integrates immersive, multisensory experiences to reduce stress and provide real-time emotional support for employees. Using a stress continuum, more than 1,400 surveys in the first six months show significant improvement in acute employee well-being.
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Discuss the role of biophilic design implementation in the reduction of stress and anxiety for the health care worker, including how to establish similar spaces within any health care system.
Identify the mechanisms by which stress and anxiety are reduced through exposure to nature.
Determine ways in which stress and anxiety can be qualitatively or quantitatively measured.
Jennifer R. Ricklefs, MS, Manager, Volunteer Services, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO
Justin Ross, PsyD, Director of Workplace Wellbeing Program, UCHealth, Aurora, CO
Adeel A. Faruki, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance