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Massage for the Hospital Patient and Medically Frail Client (05 Edition)by Gayle Macdonald
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This is an essential, one-of-a-kind resource for gaining the skills and knowledge you need to provide safe, effective massage therapy to patients in acute care settings and private practice clients who are medically frail. As demand grows for massage therapy in acute care, many bodyworkers seek to broaden their ability to meet this important need. To paraphrase the Author - For many touch therapists, massage is more than a job or a profession--it's a calling.
With the knowledge gained from this expertly written book, you will be able to confidently provide massage therapy in the hospital, other care settings, and for clients affected by health problems. It's the ideal guide for student bodyworkers and practitioners, educators, hospital administrators, and a wide range of medical professionals.
Book News Annotation:
MacDonald, MS, LMT, has written this guide to address the growing call for therapists to work in acute care settings as massage therapy becomes an accepted complement to medical care. She explains common conditions and symptoms of hospital patients as well as common medical devices and procedures. For readers unaccustomed to hospital settings, she includes a chapter on adapting to a hospital culture. Throughout the text, MacDonald inserts anecdotes, tips, inspirational quotations, and photographs demonstrating massage methods. The appendices contain common abbreviations, a glossary and sample forms.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is an essential resource for learning massage in the acute care setting. As the need for massage in hospitals has grown, many massage therapists and massage students are developing their skills in this environment to broaden their practice and meet market demand.
The text explores pressure adjustments, site restrictions, and positioning needs for hospital patients and medically frail clients. An easy-to-use conceptual format covers common medical devices and procedures, standard precautions, the relationship between pharmaceuticals and massage, charting, and collecting patient data. Illustrations demonstrate body mechanics, draping, room preparation, and more.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Revival of Hospital Massage
Chapter 2: Reviewing the Research
Chapter 3: Adapting to Hospital Culture
Chapter 4: Infection Control Practices
Chapter 5: Pressure, Site, and Position: A Clinical Framework
Chapter 6: Common Reasons for Hospitalization or Medical Treatment
Chapter 7: Common Conditions and Symptoms
Chapter 8: Common Medical Devices and Procedures
Chapter 9: Medications
Chapter 10: Referrals, Orders, and Intake
Chapter 11: The Massage Session
Chapter 12: Documentation
Chapter 13: Blazing New Trails
Appendix A: Common Abbreviations
Appendix B: Glossary of Touch Modalities
Appendix C: Additional Sample Forms
Appendix D: Test Yourself Answers
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