Cedars-Sinai Children’s Health Center, Staff
Having art on the ceiling can be very helpful to our young patients. A fourteen year old patient can focus on the entire area and let her imagination take her away during a painful procedure. A three year old can create his own pictures using the shapes and colors he sees when he’s getting a lengthy transfusion. As nurses we are trained to help our patients manage their pain using more than medication. We use deep breathing, guided imagery, play and distraction and that’s how our colorful rooms help us achieve this important goal in our patients’ healing journey.