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Effects of Lavender Essential Oil on Perceived Stress: A Quality Improvement Project

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Title:Effects of Lavender Essential Oil on Perceived Stress: A Quality Improvement Project
Authors:Cheng, Jonathan
Contributors:Tse, Alice (advisor)
Nursing (department)
Date Issued:2020
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Stress-related problems in the RN workplace are described as an occupational hazard estimated at over $300 billion annually in the United States as a result of job accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, medical fees, legal fees, insurance costs, and workers’ compensation. Aromatherapy can be effective at reducing stress in the workplace environment. High stress levels on a Press-Ganey RN satisfaction survey at a level-1 trauma hospital was the trigger for this quality improvement project. Decreasing nurse perceived stress levels may increase nurse satisfaction. Lavender essential oil aromatherapy was provided to all nurses and medical staff who wanted to volunteer for the quality improvement project. Perceived stress levels among registered nurses were measured before, during, and after the 60-day quality improvement project. Pre-mid-post assessment Perceived Stress Scale scores showed decrease from 21 to 19, then 19 to 18 respectively.
Pages/Duration:36 pages
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Appears in Collections: D.N.P. - Nursing Practice

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