SME2939:FUNDAMENTALS OF HOSPITAL BASED MASSAGE THERAPY
This course prepares students to work in a hospital setting. Common conditions, medical devices and unique elements of the hospital enviornment are addressed. Students learn infection control practices, body mechanics, and session adaptations to serve medically frail patients. Communication with healthcare providers, patients and staff, along with appropriate boundary issues will be discussed. During the 12-hour clinical rotations at a hospital, studnets receive hands-on experience in the hospital setting with hospital staff, a variety of medical conditions and diverse patient populations. Students are required to meet certain vaccination requirements, including the flu shot and TB testing, established by the hospital.