Are essential oil treatments safe and effective?
Have you heard about essential oil treatments and wondered if it might be a good alternative, or supplement to medicating someone? Have you used them personally and thought why not use them preoperatively to decrease anxiety and/or pain for your patients?
Why would we want to use essential oils? The answer is obvious, right? If we could make someone feel better without “medicating” them and exposing them to harmful side effects, why wouldn’t we? We are always looking for way to enhance patient care by reducing exposure to unnecessary medications.
If you are planning on using essential oils, there are many things to consider. A complete risk versus benefits assessment must be done before proceeding. Do you have a particular oil in mind? Reach out to us for a comprehensive discussion on your specific situation, which will lead to a more informed decision. Our goal is to ensure safe and effective medication management. If you have questions about this, or any other topic, please let us know.
The Consultant Pharmacists at OctariusRx provide guidance on safe medication management, survey readiness and cost savings to ambulatory healthcare facilities/surgery centers, senior care facilities and pharmacies. We also help individual patients optimize their medications to improve their quality of life and save money. Contact us for assistance.