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What you will learn

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    Describe the current and potential role of aromatherapy in health and healthcare.

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    Identify safety and ethical issues and discuss their application in practice situations.

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    Assess, administer, and evaluate the use of essential oils for management of pain, anxiety, nausea, and fatigue.

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    Discuss logistics of establishing and sustaining a clinical aromatherapy program.

Skills you will gain

integrative healthcarewellbeingpatient-centered careimproved symptom managementevidence-based practice

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

There is no required background for this course.

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

What is Aromatherapy and its Role in Health and Healthcare?

18 videos (Total 89 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
What is Clinical Aromatherapy?5m
How Are Essential Oils Made?6m
Essential Oil Extraction and Concentration6m
Frankincense Essential Oil Production5m
Complexity of Essential Oils6m
What is a Monograph?5m
Where to Find Essential Oil Monographs2m
Dental Patient Case Study5m
Early Essential Oil History4m
Essential Oil History: 16th Century to Present3m
Evidence Base for Aromatherapy4m
Dr. Jessie Hawkins Interview1m
Evidence Research Examples6m
Common Uses of Essential Oils in Healthcare4m
Why Healthcare Includes Aromatherapy4m
Aromatherapy in Healthcare Roles4m
Provider Stories: How I Use Essential Oils At Work8m
3 readings
Lavender Monograph10m
Week 1 Summary10m
Week 1 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

What Do I Need to Know About Safety and Quality?

10 videos (Total 56 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Skin-Related Safety Implications5m
Robert Tisserand Interview15m
Skin Reaction Risk Factors3m
Phototoxicity3m
Ingestion of Essential Oils4m
Considerations for Using Essential Oils With Special Populations6m
Pam Conrad Interview1m
FDA Regulation of Essential Oils5m
Essential Oil Quality Indicators5m
5 readings
Phototoxic Essential Oils10m
Prenatal and Postpartum Aromatherapy Resources10m
GC-MS Analysis10m
Essential Oil Shelf Life and Storage10m
How to Evaluate an Essential Oil Company Website10m
2 practice exercises
Evaluate an Essential Oil Company Website10m
Week 2 Quiz15m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Application and Delivery Methods

12 videos (Total 65 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
What Happens When You Inhale Essential Oils?5m
Direct Inhalation Methods7m
Indirect Inhalation Methods5m
Essential Oil Diffusion in Public or Shared Spaces3m
Introducing Essential Oils to Patients/Clients2m
What Happens When You Apply Essential Oils to Your Skin?4m
Diluting Essential Oils in a Carrier Oil5m
Essential Oil Compresses and Baths5m
Essential Oil Massage Techniques2m
Essential Oils for Self-Care9m
Provider Stories: How I Use Essential Oils At Home6m
5 readings
Direct Inhalation Methods Supply List10m
Essential Oil Inhalation Methods10m
Case Study: Mary, 4010m
Topical Application Methods10m
Essential Oil Tips for Home and Self-Care10m
2 practice exercises
Essential Oil Inhalation Methods4m
Week 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Essential Oils for Managing Pain and Anxiety

8 videos (Total 37 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Patient Stories: Tony2m
How Can Essential Oils Help People Relax?4m
Clinical Use of Bergamot4m
Clinical Use of Lavender and Sweet Orange4m
Case Study: John, 324m
Clinical Use of Sweet Marjoram and Roman Chamomile5m
Case Study: Jennie, 824m
10 readings
Managing Pain with Essential Oils10m
Essential Oils for Pain Management Research Guide10m
Promoting Relaxation With Essential Oils10m
Essential Oils for Relaxation Research Guide10m
Bergamot Monograph10m
Sweet Orange Monograph10m
Lavender Monograph10m
Sweet Marjoram Monograph10m
Roman Chamomile Monograph10m
Week 4 References and Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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By KBJul 12th 2019

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By DGJun 26th 2019

Great introduction, various area of the subject covered. Even first time EO users may learn more than scratching on YouTube.

Instructor

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Janet Tomaino, DNP

Associate Professor
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization

If you want to help your patients or clients manage conditions or symptoms such as pain and anxiety, this specialization will provide the knowledge and skills needed. In these five courses, you will explore integrative therapies, including herbal medicine, guided imagery, aromatherapy, and mindfulness. For each therapy studied, you will gain skills to: Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients or clients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful (our AEAE approach). By the end of this specialization, you will be familiar with application methods, mechanisms of action, and the research evidence for specific therapies, as well as safety and quality considerations. In short, you will be ready to partner with patients on developing a plan of integrative care that fits their needs and preferences. Note that while the primary focus is on working with patients or clients, the information is also immediately applicable to your own health and wellbeing...
Integrative Health and Medicine

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  • 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.

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