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Evaluating the aromatherapy recommendation for pain in the Holistic nurses' pain relief tools for patients & self-care

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Evaluating the aromatherapy recommendation for pain in the Holistic nurses' pain relief tools for patients & self-care
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Santos
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Anabela
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Anabela Santos
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Percy
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Melanie
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Melanie Percy
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Rutgers University
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School of Nursing - RBHS
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Purpose of Project: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of the aromatherapy (AT) recommendation in the American Holistic Nurses Association’s (AHNA) Holistic Nurses' Pain Relief Tools for Patients & Self-Care (Pain Tool). Survey results were analyzed to make recommendations to AHNA on the current state of the Pain Tool and how it may be improved.

Methodology: An observational survey design was used and a purposeful sample of 55 nurses were invited to a two-part, 15 question survey administered via SurveyMonkey. The demographic data was analyzed with quantitative analysis and the open-ended questions were analyzed via content analysis.

Results: A total of 55 participants completed the survey and the mean age was 53 years old. The participants learned about the Paint Tool from the AHNA website (62%; n= 34) and publications (56%; n= 31). Lavender essential oil (EO) was used by 100% (n= 55) of participants. Over half, (65%; n= 17) of participants used EOs for pain relief. The inhalation method was favored (93%; n=51) due to institutional policy and procedure (67%; n=6) and ease of use (44%; n=4). The recommendation was most helpful for educational purposes (29%; n=16) and to reduce symptoms of pain (21%; n=8). A majority of participants used the five holistic nursing core values (70%; n=31) as well as promote more options for pain management (48%; n=13) to improve outcomes (30%; n=13). More than half of the respondents (54%; n=19) felt that the recommendation did not require changes, but some participants (23%; n=8) did recommend that AHNA add more essential oils and safety information (23%; n=8). Finally, recommendations were made to AHNA based on the outcomes.

Implication for Practice: Nurses who use AT as a safe, cost-effective intervention for pain improve quality outcomes. Clinical practice guidelines may add AT as part of a multi-modal approach to pain management and institutions may use the Pain Tool as an addition to their protocols. Lastly, as more nurses use the Pain Tool and lead institutional policy changes to include AT for pain, nursing education may begin standardizing curricula with AT instruction. Further studies on safe methods of administration in COVID-19 are recommended.
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Post-Master's DNP Practice
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Aromatherapy
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