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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157162
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Quease Ease Aromatherapy for Treatment of PONV
Author(s):
Reagan, Sheila; King, Leanne; Clements, Faye
Author Details:
Sheila Reagan, Gaston Memorial Hospital - CaroMont Health, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA, email: reagans@gmh.org; Leanne King; Faye Clements
Abstract:
PURPOSE: This study was designed to determine if patients undergoing Total Joint Replacement would be willing to use an aromatherapy device to treat PONV and whether it would be useful. BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) continue to be a major cause of patient dissatisfaction. The literature reports the incidence as between 10% and 60%. Critical Care Nurse has reported the use of medication as first-line treatment for nausea and vomiting, but with recognition that the use of alternative or complementary measures may improve patient outcomes. Little research was found on the use of complementary measures by older adults. METHODS: Ninety eight patients from one surgeon's practice were recruited for the study. The study received approval of the hospital Institutional Review Board. Quease Ease was the aromatherapy selected. It combines essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, lavender and ginger in an enclosed delivery device. All patients received the same intraoperative antiemetics during surgery. Participants received the device in PACU and were assessed for nausea during the first 24 post-operative hours. Nursing staff documented reports of nausea and use of Quease Ease by the patient on a Nausea Data Collection Tool which was developed for this study. RESULTS: Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics in an Excel spreadsheet. Nearly half (46%) of the 98 participants reported nausea in first 24 hours post-op. Thirty-nine (85%) of participants reporting nausea used the Quease Ease device. Members of the health care team reported the use of Quease Ease lessened patient nausea, increased participation in therapy, was requested by patients and should be considered for the Total Joint protocol. CONCLUSIONS: The study provides evidence of willingness of patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery to use an aromatherapy device and beginning evidence of its efficacy. Further study is recommended to test definitively the effectiveness of Quease Ease in reducing nausea and vomiting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleQuease Ease Aromatherapy for Treatment of PONVen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReagan, Sheilaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKing, Leanneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClements, Fayeen_GB
dc.author.detailsSheila Reagan, Gaston Memorial Hospital - CaroMont Health, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA, email: reagans@gmh.org; Leanne King; Faye Clementsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157162-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: This study was designed to determine if patients undergoing Total Joint Replacement would be willing to use an aromatherapy device to treat PONV and whether it would be useful. BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) continue to be a major cause of patient dissatisfaction. The literature reports the incidence as between 10% and 60%. Critical Care Nurse has reported the use of medication as first-line treatment for nausea and vomiting, but with recognition that the use of alternative or complementary measures may improve patient outcomes. Little research was found on the use of complementary measures by older adults. METHODS: Ninety eight patients from one surgeon's practice were recruited for the study. The study received approval of the hospital Institutional Review Board. Quease Ease was the aromatherapy selected. It combines essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, lavender and ginger in an enclosed delivery device. All patients received the same intraoperative antiemetics during surgery. Participants received the device in PACU and were assessed for nausea during the first 24 post-operative hours. Nursing staff documented reports of nausea and use of Quease Ease by the patient on a Nausea Data Collection Tool which was developed for this study. RESULTS: Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics in an Excel spreadsheet. Nearly half (46%) of the 98 participants reported nausea in first 24 hours post-op. Thirty-nine (85%) of participants reporting nausea used the Quease Ease device. Members of the health care team reported the use of Quease Ease lessened patient nausea, increased participation in therapy, was requested by patients and should be considered for the Total Joint protocol. CONCLUSIONS: The study provides evidence of willingness of patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery to use an aromatherapy device and beginning evidence of its efficacy. Further study is recommended to test definitively the effectiveness of Quease Ease in reducing nausea and vomiting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:28:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:28:37Z-
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.conference.date2009en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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