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Studies show that patients often are more concerned with post-operative nausea than they are with pain. At Soothing Scents, we've created evidence-based natural products to help comfort and calm those patients, and to help nurses gain control over distressing situations.
Our flagship product, QueaseEASE, is an essential oil blend originally formulated by a highly-experienced nurse anesthetist for the purpose of being used in a hospital environment. It employs Therapeutic Inhaled Essential Oil therapy, or TIEO, which works much like the alcohol prep pad trick. Unlike alcohol, essential oils possess additional benefits such as anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anxiolytic properties. They also smell significantly better.
QueaseEASE is drug and chemical-free, and is used as a natural nursing intervention. With QueaseEASE, a patient gets a safe, fast and highly-effective nausea management tool that requires no physician order, and does not interfere with any medication. It can be stocked at the bedside and ordered as a standard medical supply. We've also housed our blends in innovative tube designs that maximize the oils' longevity and can be used anywhere, anytime, and by anyone, regardless of age or medical condition.
All our products are portable, leak-proof, easy to self-administer, cost-effective and safe for patients of all ages. All products are designed by medical professionals and developed using extensive scientific research and safety procedures. Administrators also love it from a quality improvement standpoint: studies show that patients rate their nausea care more favorably when receiving QueaseEASE. It allows patients to be discharged from PACU sooner, can be used throughout their hospital stay and beyond.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is QueaseEASE?
QueaseEASE is a blend of four essential oils - peppermint, ginger, lavender and spearmint - distilled into an inhaler that was specifically designed for safe use in hospitals.
How does QueaseEASE work?
At the first sign of nausea, patients twist the cap gently and inhale the aromatic vapor, which is quickly transported via the olfactory tract to the central nervous system, where it interrupts the nausea cycle.
How often can a patient use QueaseEASE?
As often as needed! It can be used intermittently when a wave of nausea occurs, or left open and continuously diffused near their airway.
Is QueaseEASE classified as a drug?
Because QueaseEASE is not a druge, it does not have to be controlled or dispensed by a pharmacy. The essential oils in QueaseEASE are recognized by the FDA as safe to consume, requiring no additional regulation or classification when inhaled. QueaseEASE is simply regarded as a supply item, much like an alcohol prep pad or an emesis basin.
Do I need an order for QueaseEASE?
QueaseEASE is classified as “therapeutic inhaled essential oil therapy”, which is a designated independent nursing intervention. This means it falls within the scope of practice of registered nurses, and does not require a physician's order.
Are there any clinical studies?
There are 13 clinical investigations and studies to date, with several more ongoing. Results show that QueaseEASE is a highly effective intervention for managing patients’ nausea. When used as a first line intervention, up to 80% of patients do not require additional treatment. It has also been shown to greatly increase patients’ satisfaction with their care.
Can any patient use QueaseEASE?
Nearly any patient, regardless of age or medical condition, can benefit from QueaseEASE (unless they have a true allergy to peppermint, lavender, ginger or spearmint essential oils.)
Can people really be allergic to essential oils?
People can be allergic to just about anything! But thankfully, allergic reactions to inhaled essential oils are extremely rare. The liquid form of essential oils have been known to cause skin irritation, but the inhalation of essential oil vapor has an undisputed safety record throughout the world.
What about patients with environmental sensitivities?
Patients with a history of environmental sensitivities can experience nasal congestion, headaches and mild coughing from any aroma. Although these reactions happen primarily with exposure to chemicals and strong perfumes, even pure, high-quality essential oil products like QueaseEASE can elicit symptoms. Cautious introduction and careful monitoring is recommended for these patients.
(If a reaction occurs, simply remove QueaseEASE from the patient’s immediate vicinity. Symptoms should quickly resolve
without any further intervention.)
Can patients with asthma and reactive airway disease safely inhale QueaseEASE?
Yes! Not only is it safe, it can actually be beneficial. The type of airway inflammation associated with these conditions is soothed by menthol, the main constituent of peppermint, as well as lavender essential oil vapor, making QueaseEASE a safe and appropriate nausea intervention for patients with airway disease.
Can young children use QueaseEASE?
Young children can and do use QueaseEASE! In infants and toddlers, highly pungent aromas can cause excessive secretions and swelling of their small collapsible nasal passages, which can lead to difficulty breathing. This has been reported with skin preparations containing undiluted essential oils placed in or very near the nasal passages. The design of the QueaseEASE inhaler prevents this from occurring. In addition, the essential oils in QueaseEASE inhalers are safely contained to prevent skin irritation or accidental ingestion. It is still important to supervise young children using QueaseEASE, primarily to prevent them from putting it in their mouth and choking.
Can patients be sent home with QueaseEASE?
Having QueaseEASE on hand throughout the post discharge period is extremely helpful. Many patients feel queasy when they stand up to be discharged, and QueaseEASE is a perfect remedy for that. In the car ride home, the motion combined with the lingering effects of anesthesia can cause another round of nausea; QueaseEASE to the rescue again! Nurses know that by sending a patient home with QueaseEASE, they will have a safe, fast and effective way to manage their post discharge nausea.
How long does QueaseEASE last?
QueaseEASE supplied in the re-sealable tube lasts the longest. If the lid is tightly closed between uses, and it is kept out of direct sunlight and heat, the tube should last at least six months. The single use, peel top QueaseEASE can last up to three days.
How much does QueaseEASE cost?
Believe it or not, this question is not simple to answer! First, it is highly dependent on how many, and what type of QueaseEASE your facility purchases. It depends on whether it is purchased directly from Soothing Scents, Inc or through a purchasing group such as Owens and Minor, Medline, Cardinal, etc. No matter the route, the value of QueaseEASE is outstanding and unmatched by any other intervention.
How can I order QueaseEASE for my medical facility?
Easy! Call us. We can help you get QueaseEASE for your patients right away, and can assist you in placing an order with all the discounts your facility can possibly qualify for. We are seriously nice and helpful and, we love hearing from you! Visit our contact page for more information, or send us an email at [email protected]
What if I’m not ready to order?
Also easy! We can get you samples. We can also interface with your materials management staff to help with the order process when you are ready. Remember, QueaseEASE is not a drug and does not need to go through the pharmacy. It can be ordered just like any other supply item. We're happy to provide you with any samples, product studies or evidence -based materials you may need.
Can Soothing Scents help with my clinical study?
A resounding yes! We love any chance to validate therapeutic inhaled essential oil therapy. Get in touch and let us work with you to get your study done. From simple surveys to full scale IRB approved studies, we can help you out where needed. Email us at [email protected] for more.
Our Medical Products
- New convenient twist-to-open cap
- 6 months of unlimited use (when closed after each use)
- Portable compact design
- PET container free of BPAs, and fully recyclable
- Internal wick system encloses essential oil blend
- No spills or leaks
- Can be self-administered
- Safe for patients of any age
- Does not need a doctor’s order
- Convenient peel-to-open design
- Effective for up to 72 hours once opened
- Highly portable disposable container
- PET container free of BPAs and fully recyclable
- Internal core contains oil blend
- No spills or leaks
- Can be self-administered
- Safe for patients of any age
- Does not need a doctor’s order
TIEO COURSE: Use of Therapeutic Inhaled Essential Oils (TIEO) in the Healthcare Setting
Use of Therapeutic Inhaled Essential Oils (TIEO) in the Healthcare Setting
Soothing Scents, the makers of QueaseEASE, is pleased to announce a new online ANCC-accredited Nursing Skills Competency Program for registered nurses.
What is it?
This exciting educational opportunity provides RNs with up-to-date,
evidence-based instruction on how to safely and confidently utilize TIEO in the clinical setting.
Participants will earn a certificate of completion, which is accredited by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center (ANCC) and valid for three years.
Who will benefit from this course?
All RNs interested in or currently using TIEO will gain the necessary knowledge, skills and professional accountability to confidently utilize this treatment option.
Hospital quality improvement managers will be able to use the course data to track and report patient improvement outcomes and care satisfaction.
How much does it cost?
Free of charge for any registered nurse
What if I have questions or need help?
Please call or email Soothing Scents,
1-888-393-7330 Extension #4 (education department)
“Use of Inhaled Essential Oils in the Healthcare Environment” is an ANCC-accredited Nursing Skills Competency Program.
Expiration date is January 31, 2020.
* Soothing Scents has no financial or non-financial relationships related to the content of this course to disclose.
MADIGAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM | A Prospective, Randomized Study of the Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Relief of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
In a study conducted by Madigan Healthcare System, users of QueaseEASE® , compared to placebo, showed a statistically significant decrease in nausea, as well as a significantly higher perception of treatment effectiveness.
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FLOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | The Efficacy of Aromatherapy in the Treatment of Post- Discharge Nausea in Patients Undergoing Outpatient Abdominal Surgery
Published in the October 2015 issue of JoPAN, a Floyd Memorial Hospital study showed using QueaseEASE® for post discharge nausea reduced nausea 100% of the time. In addition, nearly half experienced complete relief.
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Cynthia Ramirez, MSN, RN, CRNA
“What I love about QueaseEASE is that it’s an affordable, non-toxic intervention that is compatible with every other form of treatment. It should be used early and often to treat peri-operative nausea”
Beverly Kantz, MSN,RN, NE-BC, CPAN
Manager Perioperative Services
“Our patients will be ever so grateful to be able to have QueaseEASE instead of medication that may cause additional fog and prolong their stay in PACU.”
Nancy Dodson, RN
“QueaseEASE is very effective, has a great scent, and is very convenient for the patients to take home. The nurses LOVE IT!”
Crystal Robinson, RN
“Several patients felt the QueaseEASE as first line treatment was all the intervention required. I really enjoyed using the product, and families and other staff members were also impressed. Thank you for letting me trial this effective, comforting antiemetic alternative.”
Felecia Binns RN, CGRN, CCSN
“This is an amazing product! Very nurse friendly, thank you very much. It works, it really works.”
Wife of Happy QueaseEASE User
“My husband just used a QueaseEASE after his surgery and it worked really well! I was pleased he didn’t have to be poked or stuck for relief and so was he! Thank you for a wonderful product!”
Happy QueaseEASE user
“I still find the speed of my relief from your QueaseEASE to be flat out amazing. Thanks again for your great product!”
Lois Zettlemoyer, RN
“I had a patient come in for an EGD who was nauseated prior to the procedure…she was able to overcome her nausea while she waited in pre-op holding by sniffing a QueaseEASE.A great product.”
Haley Arnold, RN, BSN
Clinical Supervisor ASU/PACU
“QueaseEASE is the first thing I reach for with the start of any PONV.”
Grace Durham, RN
“Sooner is the best time to use QueaseEASE, because there are no harmful side effects. It works, it is soothing and relaxing, it saves on disposable equipment and personnel costs."
Carol Bowen, RN
“Our patients love the aroma. I would highly recommend this product because it works!”