Posts Tagged ‘Massage Therapy Infection Control’

Room air germ killers, comment

December 5, 2011

You are correct in wanting to stop and prevent the spread of the cold and flu viruses. There is a better method than using Lysol®. Aromatherapy is a much better method, where the client is not exposed to harmful chemicals.

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Room air germ killers

November 17, 2011

This may not be the correct blog. But I have some questions. How many massage therapists use Lysol(r) spray or a similar product? Should these products be used especially during the cold and flu season? How effective are these germ killers?

Thank you for your time.

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Disease Awareness and Infection Control

November 24, 2010

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

This introductory chapter of pathology begins with definitions of common pathology terms. A few of those terms defined are: disease, pathology, diagnosis, prognosis, signs, syndromes, idiopathic, etiology, and risk factors. The chapter also discusses risk factors for diseases. Types of diseases are discussed next, followed by agents of diseases. The chapter concludes with discussion of host-pathogen relationship and sanitation guidelines.

Protecting yourself and your client

August 5, 2010

It is important to understand the different ways disease and other infectious agents are passed on so your client and yourself will be protected. One mode of transmission is through direct physical contact. This includes the exchange of body fluids through mucus membranes, direct contact with an infectious agent such as lice or poison ivy, and exchanges through breaks in the skin like a hangnail or bug bite. The other mode of transmission is through indirect physical contact. This includes ingesting (i.e. contaminated water or food) and inhalation (breathing in asbestos fibers or another persons sneeze/cough). A good way to protect yourself and your client is through sanitary measures such as clean tools and linens, washing your hands, wearing gloves and not interacting when you or your client is ill.

Disease Awareness & Infection Control

July 1, 2010

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.

Disease Awareness and infection control

June 29, 2010

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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