Disease Awareness & Infection Control

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Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

This chapter covers basic understanding of pathology. The chapter covers terms related to pathology, such as disease, pathology, diagnosis, prognosis, signs & symptoms. The chapter discusses various risk factors or tendencies the promote disease development. Some risk factors are age, gender, genetics, lifestyle and environment. The chapter explains the difference between epidemic and pandemic, and the difference between morbidity and mortality. The leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, kidney & liver disease. There are different types of diseases such as genetic, degenerative, infectious and congenital. Agents of disease are bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and parasites. The chapter also covers sanitary guidelines for massage therapy such as washing hands, wearing gloves, etc.

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