This general practice level course provides massage and bodywork professionals with a discussion of the major legal and ethical concepts and terms related to roles and boundaries, so that one may better understand how these concepts are applied in the health professions today. This course provides a short and concise review.
This course is designed to give a brief overview of medical errors and how they affect massage therapists.In this course we will cover the scope of problems regarding medical errors. The course will introduce the types of medical errors that commonly occur including medication errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors and system failures. Recommendations for limiting or possibly eliminating these types of errors are also included.
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.
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K. Yakimovich, LMT
The reason I chose the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies was the ability to earn my CE online without driving to a specific location and spending extra money for gas/hotels/airfares. This course exceeded my expectations. Medical Errors material was immediately available online for me to read, and I could take the test on the same day as well. Everything was very easy and convenient. As far as my other CE, I will use the Institute for Integrative Healthcare for all of them. In overall, taking my CE online made my life so much easier!
S. Sinclair, LMT, NCTMB
This was one of the most interesting ethics courses I've taken. Many topics were new to me and very timely and applicable. I actually felt that I took away some valuable information from this course.
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.
Martha Harger, LMT, NCTMB
I feel like the class really capture key points that ALL therapists need to know, and as a business owner having worked with multiple therapists for years, many of them could use this review!!
Mita Sigaard, LMT
Some of the legal terminology was very new and exciting and unexpected. I had never known the difference between a tort and a crime, or defamation vs. invasion of privacy. Most of these things are not discussed in relation to massage therapy.
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.
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.