In a prospective randomized study that compared QueaseEASE® to standard post-discharge nausea care, 100% of the patients using QueaseEASE® found effective relief from their PDN.
AUTHOR(S): Lois M. Stallings-Welden, DNP, RN, CNS, Mary Doerner, MSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA, Elizabeth (Libby) Ketchem, MS, BSN, RN, CWS, NE-BC, Laura Ben- kert, BSN, RN, CAPA, Susan Alka, RN, Jonathan D. Stallings, PhD
DATE: March 2017
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To determine effectiveness of aromatherapy (AT) compared with standard care (SC) for postoperative and post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PONV/PDNV) in ambulatory surgical patients.
Prospective randomized study.
Patients (n = 254) received either SC or AT for PONV and interviewed for effectiveness of PDNV. Machine learning methods (eight algorithms) were used to evaluate.
Of patients (64 of 221) that experienced PONV, 52% were in the AT group and 48% in the SC group. The majority were satisfied with treatment (timely, P 5 .60; effectiveness, P 5 .86). Of patients that experienced PDNV, treatment was 100% effective in the AT group and 67% in the SC group. All (100%) patients with PDNV in the AT group indicated that the AT was effective in relieving their nausea.
AT is an effective way to manage PONV/PDNV.