Standards of Practice provide massage therapists with clear, written expectations of professional conduct that can protect both the client and the practitioner and safeguard the therapeutic value of the relationship.This course reviews NCBTMB Standard I: Professionalism and Standard V: Roles and Boundaries in detail and helps you consider how they relate to your practice.
Learn more about the Ethics: Professional Conduct course.
Learn why medical errors contribute to high health-care costs and why it's so important to design your work to increase safety for your clients and yourself.This course describes the problem of injury, including death, from errors in the U.S. health care system. It lays out a comprehensive strategy for addressing these problems to which we are all vulnerable. You will also discover reasons to simplify key work processes and avoid over-reliance on memory and vigilance.
Learn more about the Preventing Medical Errors course.
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.
Learn more about the Law & Legal Issues (Florida) course.
For additional Florida Mandatory Program Set options visit our Florida Packages page.
Bruce A. Lederer, LMT, NCTMB
The material is clear, informative and interestingly written. It took a subject that many of us have heard and/or read many times yet it,cleared out the cob webs and brought the subject clearly back to the forefront--in a crystal clear manner.
Jackie Voulgaris, LMT
I love taking these courses online. It's convenient, I study the material on my own time, it's informative and I appreciate that it is made available. Thanks for a very positive experience that is very relevant and high quality.
Danielle DiLaura LMT
I enjoyed this course very much. Although I know and recognize what ethics and professionalism are in the massage practice, I enjoyed the refresher. I found it very interesting and applicable, since lines can so easily be blurred in this profession. thank you very much!
Diana Forrest, LMT
This helped me understand how all entities of govenment work with the board of health.
Glenda McFall, LMT
This answered several of my questions that I had. Like I didn't understand: If I just received my license last year and it is to be renewed every 2 yrs. Why do I have to renew it this year?
As a pharmacist licensed in the states of New York and Kentucky, Mr. Baisley has been practicing pharmacy since his graduation from the Albany College of Pharmacy, New York in 1971. Earning his Masters Degree in Health Services Administration, William has also co-authored published articles in the German Journal of Psychiatry and Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.
Mr. Baisley is co-creator of the Institute's Medical Errors and Pharmacology and Massage programs.
Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.
As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.
Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.
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.
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