Health care providers face a high prevalence of burnout, which can lead to substance abuse, suicidiality, and overall poor health outcomes. Mindfulness meditation can greatly reduce burnout in healthcare professionals when practiced regularly. A guided meditation mobile application can increase feasibility and utilization by healthcare professionals with varying schedules. The objectives of this performance improvement project was to increase knowledge of burnout and promote health and wellness. A needs assessment identified increased self-care as a health priority to reduce burnout, as well as staff interest in meditation as an intervention. A database search utilizing CINAHL, PubMed, and PsychInfo was conducted to identify evidence based meditation interventions. A performance improvement project focusing on individual utilization of the UCLA Mindful app and a resource brochure were designed and implemented based on evidence and feasibility. Barriers to addressing the subject of health promotion in order to prevent burnout include: varying staff schedules, varying health professions, and evaluation of behavior change. This poster highlights the process by which the interventions, education, and the introduction of a guided meditation mobile application were implemented.
McBride, Paige and McCarthy, Maria, "Improving Health and Wellness of Healthcare Staff" (2020). Academic Excellence Showcase Proceedings. 182.
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