Archive for April 2nd, 2010

Treatment Planning

April 2, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Chapter 2 Treatment Planning was a good chapter for me. It really was a great way to get organized for your client and for yourself. You need to have this information about the persons medical background and there lifestyle in order to help them the best you can. Also to help you so you do not injure them. You always need to protect yourself in case of a lawsuit too. You should have everything signed by your client to insure that they are ok with you proceeding with your massage work on them. I like both formats the PPalm and the OPPQRST. It is for their benefit so they should not mind taking the few min. to fill out forms and also chat with you quickly.

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Disease Awarness and Infection Control

April 2, 2010

Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

Disease Awareness and infection control is a very important topic that massage therapists should be aware of so they do not spread disease and infection to their clients. Also they want to be educated in this area so they themselves do not get disease or infections. It is so important to sanitize and make sure you really wash your hands well and use new sheets for each client. You also need to be aware that your oils and creams do not cross contaminate. Meaning you do not double dip into your cream. You need to have an extra dish to take out the amount of cream you need for each client and when finished throw out the rest, do not put back into your main cream container. Best to have a pump container.

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