This package contains two courses: Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS (1 hour) and Infectious Disease: Hepatitis (2 hours).
Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS
Learn about modes of transmission, infection control procedures, clinical management, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome as well as its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results and treatment. This continuing education course also covers information with regard to universal precautions for healthcare workers and implications for the massage therapist.
CE Hours: 1
Infectious Disease: Hepatitis
With over 6 million Americans infected with one or more forms of viral hepatitis, practitioners must understand the impact this growing problem has on both their clients and their practice.
Learn about the history, etiology and pathophysiology of hepatitis, as well as how to differentiate between several viral hepatitis types, their associated symptoms, modes of transmission, preventive measures, treatments and risks. Of particular value to massage therapists are the guidelines pertaining to Universal Precautions; including hand washing, laundering and equipment sanitization. Also covered are common misconceptions, conventional therapeutic options and alternative treatments for viral hepatitis.
By learning about viral hepatitis, this two credit course meets the increased demand for knowledgeable practitioners administering safe and cognizant bodywork on all clients.
CE Hours: 2
This course meets the communicable disease requirement for Maryland and for most other states.
Carter Beckett, LMT
This is truely an interesting, comprehensive. and informative course. I recommend this class to all complementary health care providers, as well as anyone who interested in this disease and it's prevention.
Lori Kelly, NCTMB
This course was full of information that is valuable to the lay person as well as people in the healthcare industry. It is especially pertinent to massage therapists who are coming into contact with people on a daily basis. I found this course very easy to understand and it was written in non-technical terms so that is was engaging and useful.
Ernest Cormier, LMT
Really up to date information and I especially liked the inclusion of non - medical approaches for support for Hepatitis (i.e. Especially positive and negative Vitamins & Herbs). Very thorough massage and HIV section. Good Info, Thanks.
Bernadette Carlton, LMT
The information is thorough and to the point. It is presented in a easily readable way. It serves to restore my awareness of communicable diseases and the many ways we can encounter and also avoid the proliferation of them. The statistics and science, although dry and not easy to retain for me, creates a marker of progress that medicine has made to fight these insidious and very distinct viruses.
Donna Costa, LMT, NCTMB
To the point and clear.
Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.
Original founder of the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Ralph graduated from The Swedish Institute, New York in 1981. A New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Ralph was also the associate producer and host of the Holistic Health and Wellness and Natural Wellness programs in White Plains, NY, the creator of the Loving Pregnancy Massage video and author of the Healing Energy & Touch course manual.
Ralph has also authored and co-authored additional courses with the Institute including Developing a Wellness Center, Prenatal Massage Fundamentals, Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Medical Errors, Ethics: Therapeutic Relationships, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Ethics: Practice Management.
Lydia Riedell, LMT is a licensed massage therapy professional trained at the Core Institute in Tallahassee and licensed in Florida since 1992. In concert with her practice of massage therapy, Lydia became a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Natural Healing and applied this energy based healing art as a volunteer with Big Bend Hospice and as a first responder with the Lake Lamonia Volunteer Fire Department. After becoming a Reiki Master in the Usui System, Lydia opened a massage establishment where she specialized in massage therapy for patients with TMJ, fibromyalgia, and sports injuries. Lydia practices Acutonics Sound Healing with turning forks and crystals and teaches Qigong fundamentals and Light Balancing techniques for health and vitality.
Ms. Riedell is the instructor on many Instutute massage CE courses, including The Impact of Fibromyalgia, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Massage for Headaches & Neck Pain, Massage for Lower Back & Pelvic Pain, and many more.