Disease Awareness and infection control

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I volunteered at a local college chair massage event. A woman came in and I did the intake as I always do. She forgot to tell me that she had open sores. One was on the under side of her arm and the other on her neck. I seen the one on her neck before I touched it. The one on her arm was not visible. If I had not evaluated her arm completely I could have touched the blood and contacted a disease, if she had one. I learned it is very important to evaluate all parts of the body and not to just take the clients word on their body’s condition. If I had just grabbed her arm I could have broken the skin and put my own health at risk.

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