This continuing education course utilizes text from the softback textbook by Sandy Fritz, MS NCTMB; Leon Chaitow, ND, DO; and Glenn M. Hymel EdD, LMT, “Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting” ©2008. Covering advanced massage therapy skills, this practical resource prepares you to work with medical professionals in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, hospice, long-term care, or other health-related practice. It discusses the many skills you need to succeed in this environment, helping you become a contributing member of an integrated team. Also covered are the essentials of clinical massage, such as indications and contraindications, review of massage methods, range of motion testing, SOAP note documentation, and a massage therapy general protocol. Case studies show how a multidisciplinary approach applies to real-world clients. By coordinating your work with other health professionals, you can enhance patient care in any clinical setting.
|Contact Hours: 10||
Text Course Format: Text
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Beginner||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the practice and research essentials of massage in a healthcare setting, medical and health related professions, and wellness.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to
- Recognize that massage therapists do not diagnose.
- Identify 4 beliefs of complementary therapies.
- List 24 complementary medicine treatment approaches.
- Identify 6 research-derived evidence on the effectiveness of massage.
- Identify 3 subsets of the research universe.
- Define research strategy.
- Define confounding variable.
- Define research hypothesis.
- Identify and differentiate between parameter and statistic.
- Define placebo-attention control group.
- Define preliminary section.
- Identify 4 single-subject/single-case research methods.
- Recognize different philosophies and treatment approaches of the MD and the doctor of osteopathy (DO).
- Recognize educational level differences between a CNA and LPN.
- Recognize the 4 major tenets of the osteopathic philosophy.
- Identify 4 chiropractic methods of treatment.
- Define sole proprietor.
- Recognize eligibility requirements for veterans’ healthcare benefits.
- Define ethical distress.
- Identify 3 areas of common ground that people in conflict share.
- List 5 common ways of dealing with conflict.
- Recognize 9 hallmarks of quality health data.
- Define wellness.
- Identify 6 telltale signs when people face more stress than they are able to cope with.
- List 5 signs that a person is having problems coping with healthcare issues.
- Recognize the process of breathing can be divided into three phases of inspiration and two phases of expiration.
- Recognize cardiovascular changes that can occur as a result of exercise.
- Identify 4 therapeutic massage benefits to support restorative sleep.
Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Beginner
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Text
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