Describe the current and potential role of aromatherapy in health and healthcare.
Identify safety and ethical issues and discuss their application in practice situations.
Assess, administer, and evaluate the use of essential oils for management of pain, anxiety, nausea, and fatigue.
Discuss logistics of establishing and sustaining a clinical aromatherapy program.
This course provides an overview of essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings and gives you the skills to bring aromatherapy into your own practice. By the end of the course, you will be able to: a) explain what essential oils are to a patient and how they work; b) assess if an essential oil might be beneficial to a patient, considering patient preference and the research evidence, as well as any safety issues or contraindications; and c) suggest a protocol for use in a clinical setting.
Continuing Education Credits
This course has been designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 15 contact hours and may be eligible for CE credit from other professional boards that allow self-documenting of continuing education activities. It is your responsibility to check with your regulatory board to confirm this course meets your local requirements and, if necessary, to provide them with the certificate of completion you get if you pay for and fulfill all the requirements of this course.
What is Aromatherapy and its Role in Health and Healthcare?
What Do I Need to Know About Safety and Quality?
Application and Delivery Methods
Essential Oils for Managing Pain and Anxiety
Essential Oils for Managing Nausea and Fatigue
Peer Review Project
Establishing and Sustaining a Clinical Aromatherapy Program