Adverse symptoms of prolonged masking were reported by personnel. A drop of essential oil was added to the mask to mitigate these effects and significantly lessened symptoms. Symptoms declined by almost half, including anxiety, nausea, and indigestion. This simple intervention can mitigate adverse effects of prolonged masking in the hospital setting.
- essential oils
- mask adverse effects
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing