New CE Courses: Protect Your Practice: Public Health and Contagious Diseases

A hand is stopping the progression of viruses.

These new courses from Ruth Werner give practitioners the critical information they need to stay up to date about the risks presented to them and their clients by contagious diseases.

Protect Your Practice: Public Health and Contagious Diseases–Part 1

1.5 CE hours

Massage therapists work intimately with our clients, and it’s our responsibility to stay up to speed on information about risks presented to ourselves and to our clients by contagious diseases. This course covers a carefully chosen selection of contagious diseases that are especially relevant for massage therapists. Begin with a review of immune system function, and then learn the definitions, demographics, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and role of massage therapy for herpes simplex, herpes zoster, and bacterial infections of the skin (including MRSA).

Protect Your Practice: Public Health and Contagious Diseases–Part 2

1.5 CE hours

Protect your practice by staying informed about the risks presented to you and your clients by contagious diseases. Learn the definitions, demographics, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and role of massage therapy for contagious diseases that are especially relevant to massage therapists, including HIV/AIDS; hepatitis A, B, and C; and respiratory infections including colds, influenza, and COVID-19.

These courses are available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn CE hours.

Instructor Bio

Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology is now in its 7th edition and is published by Books of Discovery. Ruth is a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She teaches continuing education workshops all over the world and hosts the “I Have a Client Who …” podcast on the ABMP Podcast Network. Reach her at ruthwerner.com. Learn more from Ruth Werner through ABMP's Pocket Pathology quick-reference app with key information on nearly 200 common pathologies!

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The ABMP Education Center, where ABMP members earn free CE, is home to 750+ online massage and bodywork CE hours. These on-demand courses are available for nonmembers to purchase for $30 or less.

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