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Laura Mcilvoy, Linda Richmer, Deborah Kramer, Rita Jackson, Leslee Shaffer, Jeffrey Lawrence, Kevin Inman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of the aromatherapy product QueaseEASE (QE) for decreasing postdischarge nausea (PDN) in patients undergoing outpatient abdominal surgery. DESIGN: Prospective exploratory study. METHODS: Informed Consent was obtained preoperatively from a convenience sample of adult patients scheduled for outpatient abdominal surgery procedures. Prior to discharge, subjects were instructed in the use of QE and given instructions on how to rate their nausea on a 0-10 scale...
October 2015: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Nancy S Hodge, Mary S McCarthy, Roslyn M Pierce
INTRODUCTION: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a major concern for patients having surgery under general anesthesia as it causes subjective distress along with increased complications and delays in discharge from the hospital. Aromatherapy represents a complementary and alternative therapy for the management of PONV. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of aromatherapy (QueaseEase, Soothing Scents, Inc, Enterprise, AL) versus an unscented inhalant in relieving PONV...
February 2014: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
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