Aromatherapy Approaches to Pain Management

Aromatherapy Approaches to Pain Management

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/21

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will review aromatherapy definitions and application methods, discuss research on the use of essential oils to relieve post-operative pain the side effects of cancer treatment. The Properties of 7 basic essences will be discussed and contraindications of essential oils during cancer treatment will be reviewed.

Instructor: Shellie Enteen BA, RA

Target Audience: All persons interested in aromatherapy

Objectives: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify and describe essential oils and their methods of use.
2. Identify and describe the research findings and accepted safety practice for working with essential oils to relieve pain for cancer and post-operative pain.
3. Identify and describe physical and psychological properties of essential oils used for relief of pain and anxiety.
4. Identify and describe contraindications for use of essential oils during cancer treatment.

Length of Course: 45 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 0.75 contact hour.

Massage Therapists: This program has been approved for 0.9 hours of continuing education by the SC Department of
Labor, Licensing and Regulation for Massage Therapy. SC State Provider Number is 2.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.75 CEUs ( 0.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.
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