7 CE Hours - ES415
Ethics: Practice Management
This home study program provides an overview of professionalism and scope of practice for massage therapists from the legal, educational, competency and self-accountability standpoints. The roles of professional codes of ethics and standards of practice with regard to ethical behavior and business practices are discussed within the parameters of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Establishing and managing a professional practice involves knowledge of local, state and federal requirements pertinent to business licenses and permits, insurance coverage and legal business relationships. Successful massage practices provide clear policies and procedures that define the services offered, how appointments are scheduled as well as a competitive fee structure.
CE Credits: 3
Law and Legal Issues
How do codes, laws, rules and regulations affect your practice of massage and bodywork? In this course, you are presented with a detailed view of the laws and rules of the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and how they apply to the massage therapy business. The course covers chapters 480, 456 and Rule Chapter 64B7 required per the continuing education rules as presented by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.
CE Credits: 2
Now you can learn how recent attention to medical errors affects us as massage therapists and healthcare providers to the public. In this course, you will explore the types of medical errors that occur in the healthcare community including medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors and system failures, and discover recommendations for limiting or possibly eliminating these types of errors. Also covered in this course is information on Root Cause Analysis (RCA) as a system used to determine why errors occur, the terms of RCA as well as criticisms of this system.
CE Credits: 2
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As always with your programs, this course was very clear, very interesting and your system of online testing (my first ever) was great!
- E. Nehme, LMT
I have really enjoyed the at home courses from Integrative Healthcare Studies. I've been using them for 8 years now and recommend them to future students and fellow therapists who I meet. Keep up the great work you all do!
- M. Baldwin, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
It is so helpful to be able to meet the requirements for my license renewal through your courses. I love being able to do them in my own home and my own schedule.
- L. Ann Finley, LMT, NCTMB
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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.
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.