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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164844
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using an Essential Oil with Breast Biopsy Patients in an Outpatient Setting
Author(s):
Willman, Michelle; Bink, Joan; Swain, Joy
Author Details:
Michelle Willman, RN, BSN, OCN, Breast Care Coordinator, ProHealth Care Center for Breast Care, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA, email: michelle.willman@phci.org; Joan Bink, RN, BSN, ProHealth Care Center for Breast Care, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; Joy Swain, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Having a breast biopsy is a stressful event. As a result, many patients are significantly anxious when they present for needle biopsy in our multi-site outpatient breast centers. Although fear of a possible breast cancer diagnosis contributes to this stress, fear of the biopsy itself is also a source. For these patients, creating a more desirable environment during the biopsy may improve their overall experience. Our purpose was to create a calm, comfortable, relaxing environment by implementing essential oils to improve the care of our patients undergoing breast biopsy. Through a review of nursing and integrative therapies literature, lavender was the essential oil selected because it met criteria, as it was widely accepted, easy to administer, safe and economical. Nurses developed a process improvement plan including a protocol and staff education. Patients were screened to determine if appropriate. Lavender was given by inhalation from a drop on a cotton ball. Patient responses were evaluated post-procedure with Healing Environment Response score (HER score), a Likert-type scale (0=chaotic, stressful to 5=calm, comfortable, relaxed). Patients' subjective responses were also collected. Lavender was offered to all of the appropriate breast biopsy patients (n=250). Of these patients, 84% were interested in using lavender during biopsy. Patients who used lavender reported a mean HER score of 4.84, while those who declined reported a mean HER score of 4.49. Patients not appropriate for lavender (n=46) were also evaluated and reported a mean HER score of 4.56. No complications from lavender use were reported. It was well-received by patients, nurses, technologists and physicians. We cannot eliminate the stress and anxiety related to a potential breast cancer diagnosis. However, use of the essential oil lavender creates a calm, comfortable and relaxing environment and makes patients feel well cared for. This simple intervention has an overwhelmingly positive impact on patient care and now is our standard of care. The implication for oncology nurses is to expand the use of lavender to patients undergoing other procedures and treatments. Currently, essential oils are being evaluated for other populations within our healthcare system.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This 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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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing an Essential Oil with Breast Biopsy Patients in an Outpatient Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWillman, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorBink, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.authorSwain, Joyen_US
dc.author.detailsMichelle Willman, RN, BSN, OCN, Breast Care Coordinator, ProHealth Care Center for Breast Care, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA, email: michelle.willman@phci.org; Joan Bink, RN, BSN, ProHealth Care Center for Breast Care, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; Joy Swain, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164844-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Having a breast biopsy is a stressful event. As a result, many patients are significantly anxious when they present for needle biopsy in our multi-site outpatient breast centers. Although fear of a possible breast cancer diagnosis contributes to this stress, fear of the biopsy itself is also a source. For these patients, creating a more desirable environment during the biopsy may improve their overall experience. Our purpose was to create a calm, comfortable, relaxing environment by implementing essential oils to improve the care of our patients undergoing breast biopsy. Through a review of nursing and integrative therapies literature, lavender was the essential oil selected because it met criteria, as it was widely accepted, easy to administer, safe and economical. Nurses developed a process improvement plan including a protocol and staff education. Patients were screened to determine if appropriate. Lavender was given by inhalation from a drop on a cotton ball. Patient responses were evaluated post-procedure with Healing Environment Response score (HER score), a Likert-type scale (0=chaotic, stressful to 5=calm, comfortable, relaxed). Patients' subjective responses were also collected. Lavender was offered to all of the appropriate breast biopsy patients (n=250). Of these patients, 84% were interested in using lavender during biopsy. Patients who used lavender reported a mean HER score of 4.84, while those who declined reported a mean HER score of 4.49. Patients not appropriate for lavender (n=46) were also evaluated and reported a mean HER score of 4.56. No complications from lavender use were reported. It was well-received by patients, nurses, technologists and physicians. We cannot eliminate the stress and anxiety related to a potential breast cancer diagnosis. However, use of the essential oil lavender creates a calm, comfortable and relaxing environment and makes patients feel well cared for. This simple intervention has an overwhelmingly positive impact on patient care and now is our standard of care. The implication for oncology nurses is to expand the use of lavender to patients undergoing other procedures and treatments. Currently, essential oils are being evaluated for other populations within our healthcare system.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:01Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
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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