Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • An update about this course!

    • So you want to see a couple clients...

  • 2

    The "good old days"

    • The "pre-COVID" massage room

    • The "pre-COVID" massage table

    • Our new room

  • 3

    Before the session

    • Preparing the table

  • 4

    PPE: Donning and Doffing

    • Donning PPE

    • Doffing PPE

    • Glove in the time of COVID

    • Scrub tops?

    • Doffing your clothes

  • 5

    After the session

    • Stripping the table

    • Disinfecting the table

    • Disinfecting the room

    • Touch your mask much?

  • 6

    But wait! There's more...

    • And how are you...?

    • Yep. We're even worried about your shoes.

    • Your Bathroom

    • A (very basic) Primer on COVID Cleaning Products

    • How to wash your hands

    • How to use hand sanitizer

  • 7

    What have we learned?

    • What have we learned?

    • Very special thanks...

    • Oh, and one more thing...

  • 8

    Resources

    • ABMP's Back to Practice Guidelines

    • EPA List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

    • Supplies checklist

    • COVID-specific intake form from HandsHealEHR.com

    • The WSMTA's Interim Guidance on Sanitation

    • PPE Sequence Poster from the CDC

    • DIY household cleaners that work if you’re short on supplies

  • 9

    Final Quiz

    • Back to Practice Guidelines (in Practice) Final Quiz

Instructor(s)

Instructor & Executive Director

Cal Cates

Cal has been teaching and developing curriculum for massage therapy courses focused on hospital-based practice, oncology massage and end of life care since 2007. Their experience in clinical practice in hospitals around the US has informed their teaching style greatly. Cal is clear that massage therapy is healthcare and feels a personal commitment to inviting students to consider themselves as integral to a whole person healing process. Their favorite thing about teaching healthcare providers is the ability to blend nerdiness and authenticity to create opportunities to be more effective, more human and more flexible.

Instructor & Operations Director

Kerry Jordan

Kerry is a teacher for Healwell and is an essential part of the curriculum development team. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations. Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry effortlessly weaves the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and health care providers.

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