Safety and Sanitation in Massage Therapy CEU Course – Outline and Learning Outcomes
As a professional licensed massage therapist, your job is to provide your clients with a safe experience. While enrolled in this course of study, you will learn to:
- Employ OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen Standards
- Compare Regulatory Agencies and Compliance Guidelines
- Recognize and Apply Universal Precautions
- Apply OSHA Standards and Applications
And with our Safety & Sanitation Massage CEU course, it’s readily available to practitioners like you.
If you’ve been in search of safety and sanitation training, look no further than this comprehensive online course from Panda Massage CEU™.
Learning Objectives for Our Safety and Sanitation in Massage Therapy CEU Course
So, you’re ready to get started with this course. Why, you ask, should you take the time to read through a list of learning outcomes? There are a couple of important reasons.
First, by examining a list of this class’s learning objectives, you’ll understand what you can expect to gain from participating in this course. And, secondly–and perhaps even more importantly–you stand to gain as an adult learner. When taking on new information as an adult, there are both disadvantages to be overcome (maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve been in school) as well as advantages to be harnessed (you’re motivated, focused, and probably more interested in the content than the average college student). As a result of preparing you for what the course will cover, reading through the learning objectives will help to increase your level of retention throughout the course and aid in making your learning more effective and efficient.
In layman’s terms, our continuing education course will cover the history of the technique, its benefits, various contraindications, and an effective sequence of techniques for you to use in your massage practice.
That said, let’s go into more detail. After completing this course, you’ll be able to accomplish the following:
Identify OSHA Standards and Applications
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), research showed that in 1990, there were 9,000 blood borne infections every year. Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens caused more than 200 deaths per year. To protect workers, workers needed to limit occupational exposure to blood and other infectious materials. OSHA Published the Occupational Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens Standards on December 6, 1991
Recognize and Apply Universal Precautions
Universal Precautions suggest that all human blood and bodily fluids are considered infectious and need to be handled accordingly. Bodily fluids include saliva, which has always been considered a potentially infectious material in medical infection control. Universal Precautions include use of proper protection gear such as:
- Face masks
- Eye shields
Apply OSHA Standards and Applications
This new guidance is advisory in nature and informational in content. It is NOT a standard or regulation, and does NOT alter existing standards created by OSHA standards or OSHA Act. Employers should develop an Infection Disease Preparedness and Response Plan which should include:
- Where, how, and to what sources of New Airborne disease might workers be exposed, including:
- General public, customers and co-workers
- Non-occupational risk factors at home and in community settings
- Controls necessary to address those risks
What are CEUs, and Why are They Important?
Your continuing education as a massage professional involves two important components. On the one hand, your daily experience in the clinic provides you with a practical education that’s an absolute necessity to your professional growth. At the same time, however, it’s equally essential to continue your education in a more traditional way. If you’re wondering how you can do that, we’re here to help. Massage CEUs, or Continuing Education Units (GUIDE TO LMT CONTINUING EDUCATION), are an excellent way to keep learning long after you’ve graduated from a massage program.
And while massage CEUs are a huge part of professional development, they’re also often a legal requirement. In most states, all licensed practitioners are required to take a certain number of CEU hours (NCBTMB GUIDE) each year (or sometimes every two to three years) in order to keep their license current.
As an NCBTMB Approved Provider of CEUs, Panda Massage CEU can provide you with quality education that fulfills state and national requirements.
Why Choose Panda Massage CEU?
There may be other online providers of massage CEU courses, but we’re confident that Panda Massage CEU is the best choice for your continuing education needs:
Other courses are of questionable quality. Meanwhile, we’re proud to offer some of the best massage CEU courses in the country, and stand by our quality 100%.
We offer required courses like medical errors, which many states mandate that you take. But we also have exciting courses with unique topics such as deep tissue, hydrotherapy, and more.
Some online courses are poorly made, with low quality audio. Our courses are professionally narrated, and of the highest caliber.
Sometimes, your busy schedule can interfere with your ability to obtain CEUs. We understand this, and that’s why all of our courses are self-paced. No matter how hectic your schedule gets, you’ll be able to keep up with the material.
Our courses aren’t just high quality: they’re also an amazing value. Our affordable prices mean that our CEU courses work with any budget. And remember: online courses can save you thousands of dollars that you’d spend on travel while attending an in-person course.