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Maryland Mandatory Programs Set (#3)

7 Hour CE Course

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  6. This program met my personal expectations.
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Contents: online manuals; plus online multiple-choice tests

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Contents: Manuals and workbooks with multiple-choice tests shipped to you.

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Description

Save $15 when you order all of the Maryland Board of Massage mandatory courses as a set!

Diversity: Cultural Competence

Massage therapists are increasingly working in various medical settings - physician's offices, long term care facilities, hospitals - and the population of the United States continues to become more ethnically diverse. As a result, it is important that as health care providers working as part of a multi-disciplinary team we become more familiar with the cultural differences of our clients to become more sensitive to their perspective so that we may provide the best care. Additionally, it is important that we impart sensitivity to other cultures, and to our support staff, so that each person we are in contact with is treated with consideration.

Through this course you will:

  • define important concepts including race, ethnicity, culture, health literacy and health disparities.
  • review the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.
  • determine what cultural competence means, how one becomes culturally competent, and distinguish between cultural sensitivity and cultural competence.
  • differentiate between stereotypes and generalizations.
  • review how culture and socioeconomic status affect quality of health care.
  • discover strategies for establishing a more culturally sensitive environment.
  • learn differences in cultural behavior.
  • examine ways to avoid pitfalls when working with various clients from diverse cultures.

CE Credits: 1

Ethics: Therapeutic Environment

Expand your understanding of ethics. Learn how to build a safer therapeutic environment for yourself and your client.

This course reviews:

  • essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are accepted in order to be recognized as a professional
  • the concepts transference and countertransference and how they apply to your practice
  • the terms ethics, ethical dilemma, ethical dissonance, confidentiality and boundaries and their application in important practice considerations

CE Credits: 3

Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS

Learn about modes of transmission, infection control procedures, clinical management, and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome as well as its impact on testing, confidentiality of test results and treatment. This continuing education course also covers information with regard to universal precautions for healthcare workers and implications for the massage therapist.

CE Credits: 1

Infectious Disease: Hepatitis

With over 6 million Americans infected with one or more forms of viral hepatitis, practitioners must understand the impact this growing problem has on both their clients and their practice.

Learn about the history, etiology and pathophysiology of hepatitis, as well as how to differentiate between several viral hepatitis types, their associated symptoms, modes of transmission, preventive measures, treatments and risks. Of particular value to massage therapists are the guidelines pertaining to Universal Precautions; including hand washing, laundering and equipment sanitization. Also covered are common misconceptions, conventional therapeutic options and alternative treatments for viral hepatitis.

By learning about viral hepatitis, this two credit course meets the increased demand for knowledgeable practitioners administering safe and cognizant bodywork on all clients.

CE Credits: 2

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Testimonials

Good course, most I knew as I work with many cultures, but I learned new info. It also reaffirmed that I am culturally sensitive and am doing all recommended suggestions/actions already.

Karin E. Kimbrough, LMT

Great text manual! The information covered is thorough and offers information specific to massage therapy and excellent resources to help massage therapists with Diversity issues. Well Done!

L. Lowry, LMT

This course raised my awareness of cultural differences that affect quality of health care in a massage practice. There were several specific examples given that I will remember for the future. Living in such a diverse area as metropolitan DC, this course was essential.

Barbara Thaler, LMT, NCTMB

This diversity course was useful and respectful without being condesending to the client or the practitioner's point of view.

Leslie Knee, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

Once again this information is compiled in a logical way. It is a very good refreshment of my knowledge on HIV/AIDS facts and understanding. I will use Integrative Healthcare courses for any future requirement. I will most definitely return to review this material I have tested on throughout the year!

Bernadette Carlton, LMT

I have been a massage therapist for 13 years which makes it difficult to find information I haven't heard before. This was probably the most comprehensive course I have taken and it also has some good NEW information.

A. Mowery, LMT

Really up to date information and I especially liked the inclusion of non - medical approaches for support for Hepatitis (i.e. Especially positive and negative Vitamins & Herbs). Very thorough massage and HIV section. Good Info, Thanks.

Ernest Cormier, LMT

Wow, this course was amazing. I want to learn more. It is really explained in very understanding text. Can't wait to start my next course. Thank you again.

P. Wingfield, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA

I was quite pleased and satisfied with this ethics course because I am able to have the information differently after a little round of cancer last year. I realized part of the problems I've been experiencing since beginning the cancer journey was due to ethical dissonance, for me a form of PTSD. This is the first time in my 20 years of practice that I did not struggle with 'having' to take an ethics course. Thank you for giving me peace.

Deborah Schick, BS, LMT, NCTMB

This is the best ethics course I have seen yet. The content was very clear, to the point and very professional. I learned a lot compared to any class I've attended on Ethics.. I also liked being able to print off the material so that I can refer to it in the future. Thanks!

Jennifer Chapman, LMT, NCTMB

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