Christine Ellison, BSN, RN
Mayo Clinic

Christine Ellison is a Registered Nurse and works within the Obstetrics department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Minnesota with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The purpose of this quality improvement (QI) project is to implement a system for clinic staff and providers to promote, support, and document the use of lavender aromatherapy to reduce anxiety and pain perception, as an option for patients experiencing an intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. Despite the safety, economic benefit, and proven effectiveness of essential oils, there remains a practice gap in consistently offering it as an integrative option in the healthcare setting. Interprofessional collaboration among staff members at a gynecology clinic led to the development of five…