SME2939:FUNDAMENTALS OF HOSPITAL BASED MASSAGE THERAPY
This course prepares students for working in a hospital setting. Common conditions, medical devices and unique elements of the hospital environment are addressed. Students will 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 major teaching hospital, students will receive hands-on experience in the hospital setting with hospital staff, medical documentation systems, a variety of medical conditions and diverse patient populations. Students may be required to meet certain vaccination requirements established by the hospital.