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Welcome to the Internet-Based Duscussion board of INHE. Sudents can post and discuss topics related to activities and assessments of each chapter. Such topics may include but not limited to:

1. WEBQUEST

2. THINK ABOUT IT or CRITICAL THINKING

3. DISCUSSION

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Chapter 3

Posted by Taylor on December 5, 2019 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to client's property-it is best to be upfront and polite to our co-workers about missing items. I would approach Suzanne and Juanita with kindess and urgency to find our client's missing property. I would not accuse either of my co-workers of taking them item but insist they help in finding the item and resolving the situation. In my opinion, it is natural for a person to feel accused when approached about a missing item. If Rebecca felt accused, I would assure her that she is not being blamed and ask her assistance in locating the missing item, letting her know if it is not found, it is not her fault. All bases need to be covered when a personal item goes missing after a session. If I were Rebecca, I would understand Tiffany's need to ask the staff about the missing item and I would do my best to find the item for the client.

Ch.22

Posted by Jazz on December 3, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

If I came across a mole that looks suspicious but not sure I would still make sure to let the client know of my finding. I would ask if she or he was aware? I would let him or her know where I spotted the mole that caught my attention. Inform client moles shapes,color,feel(if not smooth) are key elements in assuring there is not a health concern present. I would let him or her know I'm not sure of the severity , and if I had a mole of that appearance I would get it checked out by a health physician.

Ch.22

Posted by Jazz on December 2, 2019 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

If I had a cold sore I would try to first for most seek help for the cold sore. Cold sores spread easily through close personal contact and it spreads by saliva(kissing),skin to skin contact (hugs and handshakes), and by unprotected sex. Now most of these shouldnt be of concern when massaging but you do run the chance of touching the infected area by the lip then touching client. So if i did consider doing the massage its because I know I would take proper precaution and wear gloves for the massage. If the client prefers not to do massage with gloves being used then I would reschedule.

CH.22

Posted by Jazz on December 1, 2019 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

No matter who the person is the chance of someone having lice should be taken serious. Contessa should stop the session as soon as she noticed the nits. She should calmy let Julia know of her findings and concern that she suspects head lice to be present. Contessa can then inform her how contagious it is so she will need to end the session. Contessa should only share the information that there is a high - risk probablitlity of a room being contaminated. With that being mentioned the room will need to be cleaned throughly. Its best everyone knows so everyone is one the same page with taking action on proper disfecting or simply not using room till properly cleaned. NO name should be given from the incident to co-workers as that is private information. Yes linen should be cleaned as head lice is high contagious, the more cleaning the better. If I was Julia yes I would have been shocked and embrasssed with the news. For that reason I would make sure to be pollite with the news to Julia. I would assure her its better to catch it now then later so she can get it cleared up.

Chapter 22, Discussion

Posted by Lydia Brown on November 30, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I think therapists should not work if they have a sore that is caused by herpes simplex or if the sore has several smaller blisters in the sore. If you have a cold sore, avoid close physical contact, don’t touch your cold sore, do not share items that may have been in contact with your mouth, and avoid contact with babies and people with weakened immune systems (healthline.com/health/when-does-a-cold-sore-stop-being-contagious).

Chapter 22: Discussion: Herpes

Posted by Lydia Brown on November 30, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I think therapists should not work if they have a sore that is caused by herpes simplex or if the sore has several smaller blisters in the sore. If you have a cold sore, avoid close physical contact, don’t touch your cold sore, do not share items that may have been in contact with your mouth, and avoid contact with babies and people with weakened immune systems (healthline.com/health/when-does-a-cold-sore-stop-being-contagious).

Chapter 22, Webquest: Moles

Posted by Lydia Brown on November 30, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Mayo Clinic’s slideshow showed pictures of moles. This is a good resource or review for massage therapists. As noted in the slide show, massage therapists should note whether moles are asymmetrical, have an irregular border, color changes within the mole or over time, or diameter larger than a pencil eraser. If a client’s mole has any of the warning signs of possible melanoma, the therapist should talk to the client about getting the mole checked by a physician and the therapist should trace the mole and put it with the client’s chart so that if size or shape changes over time, the therapist could let the client know.

Chapter 22, Think About It: Head Lice

Posted by Lydia Brown on November 30, 2019 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

If I was massage therapist Contessa, I would have immediately stopped the massage and told Julia about the nits. I would have matter-of-factly explained how easy it is to get head lice. Although Julia would probably be embarrassed, as I would have been if I was in her situation, it would be important to tell her so that she could get treated so she would not pass it to anyone else and she could check her daughter's head again and treat her house as needed. Of course, Contessa should share the information with the other employees at the salon, especially Julia’s hairdresser. The massage table and face rest would have to be disinfected, I would discard the linens and face rest sheet in the garbage, and the entire room would need to be vacuumed and disinfected and if the room was carpeted, you would need to treat the carpet and any other items with lice spray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CH. 22

Posted by eriddle on November 29, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If I suspected that a client may have an abormal mole I would inform the client about what I see and recommend possibly seeing a doctor. I would also put a note in the client's chart and possibly take a picture and measurment of the area in case the client needed it for a doctor visit and to monitor the lesion. I would explain to the client if needed why these things would be important and the possible danger it could be to not monitor a possibly abnormal mole. 

CH. 22

Posted by eriddle on November 29, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I think a therapist could still continue to work with a cold sore as long as the therapist remained aware to not touch the area or possibly spread the infection in any way. If it is on the lip it may be unsightly to the client and they possibly may feel uncomfortable but I don’t think that a therapist shouldn’t give a massage as long as proper precautions were taken. The client shouldn’t be anywhere near the therapist’s lips anyway and there would not be any direct contact with the client to that area. The therapist should definitely seek treatment of the cold sore as well as maybe wear gloves for the massage to protect the client as well as adhere to proper handwashing.


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