Massage for the Hospitalized and Medically Frail - 12 CE Hours
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$135.00 Cost includes all materials needed. If applicable, shipping is one flat rate of $10.00 (no matter how many courses you order). Materials are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
The 12 CE hour Massage for the Hospitalized and Medically Frail Client home study course is an essential, one-of-a-kind resource for gaining the skills and knowledge you need to provide safe, effective bodywork to patients in an inpatient setting as well as in your practice to the medically frail. This course will explore the essential considerations and massage adjustments needed to work with hospitalized and frail clients. Through text, photos, case studies, and sample forms, you will learn how massage can complement medical treatments to increase comfort, improve clinical outcomes, and enhance the lives of your clients.
This Course Will Present:
Massage research in various patient populations and medical treatments
Benefits and contraindications of working with frail and hospitalized patients
Commonly encountered medications, medical devices, and medical procedures, and their relationship to bodywork
A foundation for working in medical settings including hospital culture and infection control practices
Common conditions, signs, symptoms you may encounter and the massage pressure adjustments, site restrictions, and positioning needs for each
Step-by-step direction for planning and providing massage sessions, plus collecting and charting patient data
Requirements involved in making referrals, following orders, and performing client intakes
Information on organizing a massage session using massage techniques you already know for a hospitalized for frail client
You Will Receive:Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client online textbook, by Galye MacDonald, guide with instructions, exam of 78 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
It was informative and provided a lot of cautionary and helpful information. Great to take if interested at all in medical massage or working with frail patients or elderly patients. - Maya Greene
I like the book. It will be a great tool for me to look back on for techniques and other information. The pictures are very helpful for visual learning. - Amanda Kerth
This course gave me the tools and confidence to work in a hospital setting. I would recommend this to any massage therapist. - Melissa Smith
Taking this course was very easy and saved me so much time and money! - Zhang Zhu
In studies performed on oncology patients, which of the following are three common symptoms clearly improved by massage?
A. Anxiety, tumor size, and nausea
B. Anxiety, pain, and nausea
C. Pain, tumor size, and length of stay
D. Nausea, weight, and anxiety
All of the following are recommended when it comes to lotion and/or massage lubricant EXCEPT:
A. Massage practitioners should not take the same lotion bottle from patient to patient
B. Use only the hospital’s lotion for immunosuppressed patients
C. Only set lotion bottles on the floor, never on tables or counters
D. Do not use jars that require dipping the fingers into the container unless the container will be disposed of after each patient
Why should massage strokes administered to people receiving systemic pain relief not be forceful?
A. Because the medication will not affect the ability of the patient to give accurate feedback about the pressure
B. Because the medication will affect the ability of the patient to give accurate feedback about the pressure
C. Adjustments to pressure will not be necessary because of systemic pain relief medications
D. Because the risk of releasing the blood clot is greater with a more forceful massage stroke