“How a Virus Triage Tent Became a Serene Oasis for Health Care Workers” - Danielle Elliot
At Mount Sinai Beth Israel, a coronavirus triage tent became a recovery tent for health care workers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel - a quiet oasis where staff could decompress. “You go from hearing beeps and vents and whistles and all the intensity on the ward, with the bright lights, to this serene space,” said Dr. Dahlia Rizk, Chief of Hospital Medicine. “Suddenly something happens that really allows you to decompress almost immediately.” Other forms of self-directed stress relief, such as meditation, generate about a 30 percent drop, said Dr. David Putrino, the director of rehabilitation innovation at Mount Sinai. “And that requires learning to meditate. This requires you to just sit down and chill,” he said.