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VISIT OUR WEBSITE soothing-scents.com 5IFBOTXFSUP1"$6TCJHMJUUMFQSPCMFN MJFTJOUIJTJODIUBC The persistent PONV problem Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) continues to rank as one of the top sources of patient dissatisfaction in modern ambulatory and anesthesia practice, 1 which is often exacerbated further by the side effects of most traditional first-line antiemetics (headaches, gastrointestinal upset, insomnia, sedation among them) and concerns over compounding drug interactions. The toll of PONV is immense, as studies have long indicated, not only its impact on HCAHPS scores, 2 but on costs, efforts, and resources of hospitals that have to manage the domino effect of slowed recovery. 3 So why haven't we quite figured out how to solve PACU's big, little problem? A patient-driven integrative approach, one that optimizes both the safety and satisfaction of the patient, may have the answer. Introducing QueaseEASE QuickTABs for enhanced PONV rescue With QueaseEASE QuickTABs, nurses can act rapidly to address the onset of patient nausea. The simplicity of the delivery system removes the additional work of managing IV prophylactics, while the pleasant aroma, when inhaled, can further soothe patients in distress. Each tab lasts up to 72 hours (or longer when sealed between use), can be placed at the bedside for easy access, and can be sent off with patients after discharge, allowing them to manage their symptoms effectively at home. "The reason we love Quease- EASE is that we can use it even before the IV goes in and it's right there when they wake in PACU," notes Nicola Lewis, RN- BC ambulatory care nurse at MaineHealth. "We can even send it on with the patient to use at home for post-discharge nausea. There is no other treatment option that does all that." A case for therapeutic inhaled essential oil use (TIEO) in PONV care TIEO, on which Soothing Scents' QueaseEASE formula is based, is a designated independent nursing intervention that involves evidence-based aromatherapy formulations combined with smart delivery systems to decrease patient distress while increasing satisfaction with their care. *Twelve studies that form an ongoing research series suggest as high as 85% of patients receive relief after using QueaseEASE 4 , and that the intervention improved perception of their care. TIEO works because it: + Is a patient-controlled method that can be administered by either nurse or patient at any time. + Works immediately, allowing greater spontaneity and flexibility in the delivery of care. + Has an excellent safety profile. + Is non-pharmacological and non-habit-forming. + Can be extended to post-discharge use. + Is a designated intervention that does not require a physician's order. * The following institutions have conducted research and trials on QueaseEASE for nauseated and distressed patients UMass Lowell School of Nursing - 2018 Oregon Health and Science University - 2017 Deaconess Hospital - 2017 Houston Methodist - 2016 University of Colorado - 2015 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - 2014 Stephens Memorial Hospital - 2014 Floyd Memorial Hospital - 2013 Scripps Health - 2013 Bon Secour St. Francis Health System - 2013 Madigan Healthcare System - 2012 Queens Medical Center - 2012 Over 2,000 facilities in the United States trust QueaseEASE to improve their patient outcomes. Join them today. References 1. Garg S, Subramani S, Sachdeva H. Postoperative nausea and vomiting: The achilles heel of anesthesiologists. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2017;33(4):427 428. doi:10.4103/joacp. JOACP_321_17 2. Study on QueaseEASE and patient satisfaction scores conducted by Debra Malone BSN, RN, CAPA and her team at University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz outpatient surgery department, 2015. https://soothing-scents.com/research/ 3. Parra-Sanchez, I, et al. A time-motion economic analysis of postoperative nausea and vom- iting in ambulatory surgery. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesth├ęsie. 2012; 59 (4): 366-375. 4. Clinical trial of QueaseEASE on PONV patients conducted by Oregon Health and Science University in 2017. https://soothing-scents.com/research/

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