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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303971
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Antibacterial Effect of Essential Oils for the Nursing Practice
Author(s):
Saeki, Yuka; Akamatsu, Kimiko
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Yuka Saeki, PhD, yukas@m.ehime-u.ac.jp; Kimiko Akamatsu, RN, MN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Essential oils are used by inhalation or massage to be relaxed and some oils have been known to be able antibacterial.  This study was designed to clarify the antibacterial effect of essential oils and investigate an application in nursing practice.

Antibacterial effect was evaluated by measuring adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP).  ATP is a chemical substance that acts as an energy source for all living organisms on the planet.  The presence of ATP can be considered proof of the presence of a living organism.  ATP were measured at total 14 places including some kitchen knives, cutting boards, doorknobs, sinks, overflows in the bathroom, and so on.  Samples were obtained by wiping the surface of the things to be measured using a cotton swab.  Water soluble essential oils dissolved with an emulsifier were used in this study.  This water-soluble essential oil was blended with tea tree, grapefruit and frankincense and diluted to100 times with sterilized distilled water and used as spray.  ATP in sample obtained from a part sprayed with liquid containing essential oils was compared to that without spray (control).

ATP in control were from at least 12 RLU (Relative Lite Unit) at a kitchen knife to at maximum 91702 at an overflow in the bathroom.  After spraying essential oil, ATP showed values from 7 to 11954 and it was a significant decrease to 54.5 + 39.8 % (mean + SD) compared to control.

These results indicate that essential oil must be available to prevent infection by spraying liquid containing essential oil to various things in daily life.  In order to apply to nursing practice, further investigation including antibacterial effects of essential oils on nursing clothes and various things in clinical practice would be needed.

Keywords:
antibacterial effect; infection control; essential oils
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Antibacterial Effect of Essential Oils for the Nursing Practiceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaeki, Yukaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAkamatsu, Kimikoen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYuka Saeki, PhD, yukas@m.ehime-u.ac.jp; Kimiko Akamatsu, RN, MN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303971-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p>Essential oils are used by inhalation or massage to be relaxed and some oils have been known to be able antibacterial.  This study was designed to clarify the antibacterial effect of essential oils and investigate an application in nursing practice. <p align="left">Antibacterial effect was evaluated by measuring adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP).  ATP is a chemical substance that acts as an energy source for all living organisms on the planet.  The presence of ATP can be considered proof of the presence of a living organism.  ATP were measured at total 14 places including some kitchen knives, cutting boards, doorknobs, sinks, overflows in the bathroom, and so on.  Samples were obtained by wiping the surface of the things to be measured using a cotton swab.  Water soluble essential oils dissolved with an emulsifier were used in this study.  This water-soluble essential oil was blended with tea tree, grapefruit and frankincense and diluted to100 times with sterilized distilled water and used as spray.  ATP in sample obtained from a part sprayed with liquid containing essential oils was compared to that without spray (control). <p align="left">ATP in control were from at least 12 RLU (Relative Lite Unit) at a kitchen knife to at maximum 91702 at an overflow in the bathroom.  After spraying essential oil, ATP showed values from 7 to 11954 and it was a significant decrease to 54.5 + 39.8 % (mean + SD) compared to control. <p align="left">These results indicate that essential oil must be available to prevent infection by spraying liquid containing essential oil to various things in daily life.  In order to apply to nursing practice, further investigation including antibacterial effects of essential oils on nursing clothes and various things in clinical practice would be needed.en_GB
dc.subjectantibacterial effecten_GB
dc.subjectinfection controlen_GB
dc.subjectessential oilsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.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.en_GB
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