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  1. Reynolds, Staci S. PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, CPHQ
  2. Sova, Christopher MMCi, BSN, RN, CIC


Background: Health care workers (HCWs) face high levels of burnout, which can lead to workforce turnover and poor patient outcomes. Health care leaders should identify strategies to improve staff resilience.


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe HCWs' perspective on using creative arts therapy to reduce burnout and improve resiliency.


Methods: During Infection Prevention week, staff were encouraged to submit and vote on educational memes and haikus. Staff were asked their perspectives on how this activity could be used to reduce burnout and improve resiliency using a 4-point Likert scale.


Results: Twenty-two staff members submitted 26 memes and 27 haikus. Staff felt this activity could be an effective strategy to help reduce burnout and improve resiliency.


Conclusions: Further research is warranted to better understand the correlation between this form of art therapy and burnout and resiliency; however, health care leaders may consider using this as a tool for staff well-being.