Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice
A Continuing Education Course by Anne Williams and Eric Brown
In April 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic gained momentum in the U.S., Massage Mastery Online released a free digital textbook titled, Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice. More than 17,000 massage professionals, clinic managers, teachers, and students registered for the textbook during 2020. We are grateful to many of them for sharing with us that the text helped them reopen their practices, clinics, spas, schools, and student clinics with “supercharged” safety practices as states lifted restrictions.
In response to working through the interactive textbook, many massage therapists shared with us that their knowledge of diseases, sanitation, and hygienic practices was not as comprehensive as it should be to fully protect themselves and their clients from the spread of infectious diseases. As a profession, COVID required us to evaluate our knowledge gaps, drop lazy practices, and pay keen attention to hygienic protocols and methods.
Many therapists asked us if they could receive CE for working through the interactive textbook. As a result of these requests, we’re providing this 8-hour CE opportunity for the nominal fee of $59.99 (normally $105.99) while we continue to make the textbook available for free.
To complete this CE course, you will work through the contents in the Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice textbook, and then take a final exam. You’ll find this digital text offers in-depth, comprehensive information and step-by-step guidance on best practices for ensuring the health of both clients and therapists. A special section on COVID-19 provides researched, thoughtful recommendations for welcoming clients back to massage in a responsible manner while the pandemic is still active in our communities.
Having completed this course and having practiced related skills, you will be able to meet these learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the key terms and concepts related to disease types, preventing disease transmission, including methods by which infectious diseases are spread, therapist hygiene, sanitation of the facility and equipment, good housekeeping practices, standard precautions, and human coronaviruses on a written examination.
- Demonstrate proper therapist hygiene, correct hand-washing procedure, proper use of gloves, the sanitation of massage equipment, proper cleanliness and management of massage linens, and proper cleanliness and management of lubricants and supplies in a massage practice.
- Outline steps to prepare your massage practice to reopen when stay-at-home orders lift by deep cleaning your practice, updating your policies, using personal protective clothing properly, upgrading sanitation between clients, screening clients effectively, monitoring yourself for symptoms, and increasing client communication.
CHAPTER 1: AN OVERVIEW OF DISEASE
CHAPTER 2: TYPES OF INFECTIOUS AGENTS
CHAPTER 3: DISEASE TRANSMISSION
Chain of Infection
Modes of Transmission
CHAPTER 4: STANDARD PRECAUTIONS
Use of Personal Protective Equipment
Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Etiquette
Proper Clean Up of Blood and Body Fluid
CHAPTER 5: MAINTAINING A CLEAN MASSAGE WORKPLACE
Cleaning Your Session Room
Handling Linens Properly
Handling Products Properly
Cleaning Common Areas at Your Workplace
CHAPTER 6: PROFESSIONAL HYGIENE
Challenging Therapist Situations
CHAPTER 7: INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND YOUR MASSAGE PRACTICE
The Common Cold
Lice and Mites
CHAPTER 8: HUMAN CORONAVIRUSES
An Overview of Human Coronaviruses
COVID-19 – What We Know
Considerations for Reopening
Supercharge Your Facility
Supercharge Your Policies & Procedures
Supercharge Your Cleaning
Supercharge Your Safety
Video Safety Training & Resources
FINAL TEXTBOOK EXAMINATION (PRACTICE)
FINAL CE COURSE EXAMINATION (40 Questions from a 60 Question Test Bank)
Category: Hygiene & Infectious Disease Control
CE Approvals: NCBTMB-approved, accepted in most states including New York, and Florida. Please note this course is NOT approved by Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
Fee: $59.99 (available for a limited time)
Subscription Period: You must complete this course within 12 months of purchase.
After Purchase: Once you purchase this course you’ll log into massagemastery.online with your email and password. The course will be waiting for you in the “My Courses & Digital Textbooks” area. Click the course access button and follow the directions.
Required Textbook: Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice. Available for free from the link further down this page and in the Digital Textbook catalog.
Features: The eight digital chapters of Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice boast over 185 images, 18 activities, and 8 quizzes, video, and learning games, on an interactive learning platform that ensures content is engaging, organized, and fun. The program tracks and records learner participation and achievement with a strong instructional design focus that boosts participant comprehension and reinforces important material. Downloads provide checklists and client education materials. This guide is accessible on any device: desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.
Authors: Anne Williams and Eric Brown
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Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice
In April 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic gained momentum in the U.S., Massage Mastery Online released a free digital textbook titled, Preventing Disease Transmission in a Massage Practice. More than 17,000 massage professionals, clinic managers, teachers, and students registered for the textbook during 2020. We are grateful to many of them for sharing with us that the text helped them reopen their practices, clinics, spas, schools, and student clinics with “supercharged” safety practices as states lifted restrictions. If you don’t have your copy, get it now.
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