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Aromatherapy for Stress Reduction (SP)

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Clinical aromatherapy is an alternative medicine therapy that can be beneficial in the inpatient or outpatient setting for symptom management for pain, nausea, general well-being, anxiety, depression, stress, and insomnia. It is beneficial for preoperative anxiety, oncology, palliative care, hospice, and end of life. Essential oils can be dangerous and toxic, with some being flammable, causing skin dermatitis, being phototoxic with risk of a chemical burn, or causing oral toxicity or death. The article investigates history, supporting theories, guidelines, plant sources, safety, pathophysiologic responses, and clinical nursing aromatherapy. Recommendations for developing a best practice clinical nursing aromatherapy program are provided.

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Aromatherapy for Stress Reduction:

This course is approved for 1 Nusring Contact Hour. You must complete the module to get your certificate. You will have a 10 question comprehensive post test at the end. You must acheive a passing score of 70%. You can retake the test as many time as you want. Remember, each course has a PDF download and questions are based on the the content in the PDF.

Course Objectives

  1. What is Aromatherapy?

  2. Describe the benefits of Aromatherapy in stress reduction.

  3. Descrie the risk factors of Aromatherapy.

  4. Describe stsudies validating the use of Aromatherapy in stress reduction.

  • Aromatherapy for Stress Reduction
    Terrence Shenfield MS, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, NPS, AE-C 
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  • Note: PDF of the topic will be available in the "Material" Section

Goal and Learning Outcomes


The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals understand, recognize, and describe the medical use of essential oils..

The author does not have any conflict of interest.


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the field of Aromatherapy therapy and its applications.
  • Recognize areas of therapy and their applications in patients.
  • Identify the role of the integrated healthcare system.


Course Originally Released on : 08/24/2021

Date of Most Recent Review : 8/24/2021

Course Termination/ Update Date : 10/31/2021

ATECAM LLC is an approved provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation