Health and Hygiene
Sessions: Term D
This course includes nine hours of American Red Cross training in CPR & First Aid. Other class material will cover universal precautions and infection control, HIV and AIDS, communicable diseases (including TB/Hepatitis A, B and C), documentation, ethics, medical error prevention, mental health issues, child abuse and domestic violence. In addition to multi-cultural diversity, safety in the clinical setting, personal hygiene, hydrotherapy, common drugs and their clinical implications, product information, including the use of mechanical vibrators, and the use and effects of lubricants in massage therapy. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to work safely in a massage therapy setting and understand some of the most common outside influences affecting their massage treatments. The student will be familiar with equipment, sterilization, and aseptic application (76.5 hours over 17 classes). *National CCRS recommendation - 2 semester hours in health education or related disciplines.