Expand your understanding of ethics. Learn how to build a safer therapeutic environment for yourself and your client.
In this course you will review the essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are accepted in order to be recognized as a professional, the concepts transference and countertransference and how they apply to your practice, and the terms ethics, ethical dilemma, ethical dissonance, confidentiality and boundaries and their application in important practice considerations.
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.
Learn about modes of transmission, infection control procedures, clinical management, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome as well medical prevention and treatment.
This continuing education course also covers information with regard to universal precautions for healthcare workers and implications for the massage therapist.
Massage therapists are increasingly working in various medical settings - physician's offices, long term care facilities, hospitals - and the population of the United States continues to become more ethnically diverse. As a result, it is important that as health care providers working as part of a multi-disciplinary team we become more familiar with the cultural differences of our clients to become more sensitive to their perspective so that we may provide the best care. Additionally, it is important that we impart sensitivity to other cultures, and to our support staff, so that each person we are in contact with is treated with consideration.
For additional Maryland Mandatory Program Set options visit our Maryland Packages page.
Jennifer Chapman, LMT, NCTMB
This is the best ethics course I have seen yet. The content was very clear, to the point and very professional. I learned a lot compared to any class I've attended on Ethics.. I also liked being able to print off the material so that I can refer to it in the future. Thanks!
Barbara Thaler, LMT, NCTMB
This course raised my awareness of cultural differences that affect quality of health care in a massage practice. There were several specific examples given that I will remember for the future. Living in such a diverse area as metropolitan DC, this course was essential.
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.
This course helped re-establish my values and intentions as a massage therapist. Thank you for providing such clear and concise information. I enjoyed the pictures as they served to enforce my learning experience.
Alexander Acimovic, LMT, NCTMB
The course materials were as well put together, easy to follow and understand, and well served to meet my continuing education requirements as all prior CE courses from IIHS have been. I am always severely disappointed to see the promotion of the cult of bureaucratization take over the massage occupation. For example the definition of a client/therapist relationship as an unequal power dynamic, rather than a relationship in which both sides gain mutual benefit; or the idea that "dual" relationships are not something humans are capable of balancing maturely; or the idea that if we do not take continually increasing amounts of CE classes, and feed the growing massage bureacracy industry, that we will not be respected. However, for none of these things do I blame IIHS, which has always provided me with a quality product.
Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.
The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.
Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.
For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.