Massage therapy is safe and noninvasive, but therapists do serve patients under medical supervision. Therapists must consider patients’ conditions and medications before beginning treatment. As massage therapists, we have always been held to a very high standard of cleanliness. Studying and practicing what are called “universal precautions” are an important part of our education. Massage therapists must be familiar with correct sanitary procedures, including hand washing, glove use, and disinfecting equipment. This course was developed to help expand the knowledge and skills of massage therapists with respect to the subject of infection control.
Upon completion of this course (Infection Control Practices for Massage Therapy), you will be able to learn:
- List the conditions that must be met in order for infection to be transmitted.
- Identify ways to reduce transmission of disease.
- Describe prophylactic measures that can be taken following accidental exposure to hepatitis B and HIV.
- Discuss methods of disinfection.
Contact Hours : 2 Hour
Method of Instruction: Online Independent Self-Study Course (Training + Post-Test). Requires Computer & Internet.
Course Format: Non-Interactive
Course Completion Certificate : A Printable (PDF) Certificate By Email.
Cost: $10 / Participant
NCBTMB CEUs: 0.5 – Category: General
The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) Approved Provider. Provider ID: 1000555 (Expires: March 03, 2024).
State Board of Massage Therapy Approved (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee) – CE Broker 50-20979