3 Hour CE Course
Today we find people with HIV infection among our clientele, our circle of friends and our families. HIV infected persons are seeking healing modalities that enhance the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of their being. Touch is in the forefront of these modalities. This course will greatly assist you in providing your skills with greater awareness and sensitivity for people who have HIV infection. This course meets the communicable disease requirement for Maryland and for most other states.
|HIV and AIDS History
Diagnosis, Treatment and Transmission
Standard Precautions for Preventing Infection
Contraindications for HIV-Infected Clients
Benefits of Bodywork for HIV and AIDS Clients
Emotional Impact to the Practitioner
References and Resources for Further Study
|Open-book test and course evaluation||0.3 hour|
I think this is a wonderful course for Massage Therapists and Bobyworkers just to name a few, however other health care professionals can benfit from this course.
M. Crislip, LMT
Thank you for this course. It was clear, to the point, and did not waste time with unnecasary information. Though I may not have many clients who have HIV/AIDS, I am excited about taking these new skills to our local medical facilities and the homebound. I always felt massage would be beneficial to those infected, but, now, know the how's and how to's as well as the contraindications. Well Done!
R. Adam Kneib, NCTMB
The information in this course was more interesting than I thought it would be. The Author pulls from personal experience so it is not a drab read.
Daniel S. Novic, LMT
Great information for staying up-to-date on HIV/Aids. Thank you!”
J. Armstrong, LMT, NCTMB
I really enjoyed this course. It is a good reminder of the importance of being aware of your client’s health history and being available for their needs within their session. It was also filled with great information on understanding AIDS and what is it and treatment of the disease.
B. Trojecki, LMT, NCTMB
Excellent course with detailed information in a very understandable format. I will use the Institute for all my CEU requirements. Highly recommended!!!!
W. Murphy, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP
Very informative and handled with compassion. Has made me consider this form of palliative care.
M. Lavine, LMT, NCTMB
Very informative material
Excellent materials. I appreciated the detailed information about the different illnesses and their symptoms.
Mary Newkirk, LMT
May I say wow. I’ve taken 4 HIV classes since becoming a massage therapist. This was much, much better than any of them. Well writen, interesting, and compassionate without being sappy. Thank you for making this requirement enjoyable.
Teresa Luechtefeld, LMT, NCTMB
This course offered new information that I wasn't currently aware of for my profession. Including how many people have the disease today.
Diana Forrest, LMT
Well organized and informative
Maureen McNulty, LMT
Thank you for the relevant information. I can use this in my practice & everyday life.
Patrice Scott, LMT
Informative and well done. Thank you.
Zoe Elva Putnam, LMT
I found the explanations of what a client may be experiencing emotionally and cognitively especially helpful, along with suggestions of how to respond with patience and simple and clear communication.
Lydia Overton, LMT, NCTMB
Very up to date and informative.
Donna Schaefers, LMT
Great refresher course ...gained valuable new information and understanding....thanks
Gerlinde Creager, LMT
While it has been an unfortunate part of life to know and have lost people to the HIV/AIDS fight, it also enhances your empathy towards individuals that may be suffering. The course was great as it gave me additional insight on what to look for and what techniques I should use when treating people living with HIV/AIDS. Thank you.
Wil White, LMT, NCTMB
This course was very interesting and I feel better equipped and more knowledgeable about working HIV infected individuals.
Deborah Schroeder, LMT, NCTMB
Julie Weitz, LMT
Very good course. Real compassion comes to mind!
Dagmar Lemich, LMT, NCTMB
Very good course, informative and clear.
Lauren Nogrady, LMT, NCTMB
Darline Fox, LMT, NCTMB
I appreciate the format for this course. It meets my current needs for continuing education. Thanks.
James Shattuck, LMT, NCTMB
Excellent material, well laid out and informative. Thank you.
Alkex Mykietiuch, LMT
Jennifer Snelgrove, LMT
Very easy and accessible
This course was very touching and very well written. Of al the courses, I've taken from your institute so far, I feel this is the one which is the very best written. Thank you.
Heather Rasch, BCTMB
Great review of important information!
Michael Frederick-Martinez, LMP, NCTMB
I learned something new and helpful to being a massage therapist
Heidi Claridge, LMT
To date, this was the most useful and informative course on HIV I have taken. I felt that the case histories and the contraindications re-iterated, were most helpful to my work as a massage therapist doing hospice work.
Carole Forman, LMT
I was surprised by the depth of the material presented in both a fact-based and compassionate manner.
Cheryl G. , LMT
This course was a complete surprise to me. Having been in continuous practice as a medical massage therapist for 17 years now, I have taken many HIV/AIDs courses before and didn't expect anything different or new from this course. I was completely wrong and found this course exceptional and the best one of the subject I've ever taken! Thank you!
April Lee, LMT
Very informative course. Clearly the best HIV Update course I have taken. Thank you!
Lauren Nogrady, LMT, NCTMB
FInally! An updated AIDS course that included the information about HAART. I'm thrilled to see this. The information was presented well and easily read.
Dianna Bennett, LMT
This was incredibly informative and relevant to massage and body work. Much more so then other online courses I have taken.
Jennifer Davis, LMT
This course was up-to-date and great. Makes me want to work with this special population and do amazing bodywork for them. The real life stories made this very personal. I enjoyed looking at the research studies for the effectiveness of massage. GREAT COURSE!
Amy Thacker, LMT
"People exposed to the virus should get an HIV test as soon as they are likely to develop antibodies to the virus—within 6 weeks to 12 months after possible exposure to the virus. By getting tested early, people with HIV infection can discuss with a health-care provider when they should start treatment to help their immune systems combat HIV and help prevent the emergence of certain opportunistic infections."
(HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers by Irene Smith and Sharon Burch, 2009, p 17)