This 36 CE program is for therapists who want to experience working as part of an interdisciplinary care team in an adult oncology inpatient setting. A maximum of eight therapists per quarter will be considered for enrollment.
Every day in the hospital presents with unique learning opportunities. During this trainings' clinical rotations therapists will practice their patient communication and intake skills, provide a clinical staff in-service, and have the opportunity to provide inpatient massage for hospitalized adult patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow biopsies, and those in post-operative recovery.
Your first day of class will be spent preparing for clinical staff integration and inpatient immersion. The remainder of your time will be spent working in the inpatient setting. Therapists who successfully complete this introductory program will be eligible to apply for GTD's Hospital Based Massage Internship.
Inpatient Massage Class details
Prerequisites: The INP Inpatient Massage program is open to licensed / registered massage therapists and estheticians who have completed an S4OM or ISOE approved oncology foundation workshop, and either 40 hours of independent work providing massage in the Infusion Center setting, the Healwell 28CE Pediatric Massage in the Clinical Setting education program, the Heart Touch 20CE Massage for Pediatric Patients education program, or a related and equivalent work/study program.
Please note, because this class is conducted within an inpatient setting there is extensive health and background screening required by the hospital.
To be able to comply with all screening requirements your registration should be in process two months prior to start of class.
In addition to receiving hospital background clearance, all class participants will need to provide documented proof of two TB negative tests completed within last 12 months, at least one of which has to be done at the the host hospital.
Class days, times and location:
10am to 4pm, Irvine, CA, day and date by arrangement. Remaining 30 hours to be completed concurrent or in six 5-hour shifts within a 90-day period. Additional details provided on confirmation of registration.
For Internship and Externship prerequisites see program description.
INP 36 CE
• Work as part of an interdisciplinary care team in adult and pediatric oncology inpatient settings.
• Learn to navigate the acute clinical care environment, and complete patient intake with clinical staff and patient charting.
• Provide massage and bodywork in a high-technology environment for oncology patients.
• Improve patients quality of life by reducing their physical discomfort and positively affect the patient and family’s hospital experience.
Oncology Massage in the Hospital Setting, 36CE
Oncology Massage: Working in Your Community, Clinical Work, 45 CE
This is a work-based internship program. Therapists who have
Externship hours are highly supervised and may be completed within three months of classroom work. These hours can be arranged around your schedule. The student will work directly with patients in Infusion Centers, Medical Short Stay, Hospice, Pediatrics, as well as Oncology patients, Medical patients and caregivers being treated with full body massages in our clinical office.
The goal of this class is to help you work competently and independently in a clinical environment.
Module I, 8CE
This module is an introduction to working in the adult inpatient setting and you will NOT be eligibile to provide inpatient massage during this program.
• You will learn how to navigate the acute clinical adult care environment
• Join the lead therapist on their rounds as they provide inpatient massage on the oncology ward
• Attend patient intake with clinical staff
• Practice patient charting
Module II, 8CE
Spend a day working as part of an interdisciplinary care team in an adult oncology inpatient setting and determine whether you would like to spend more time working in this setting.
• Provide therapeutic massage and bodywork in a high-technology environment for a diverse range of oncology patients
• Improve patients quality of life by reducing their physical discomfort
• Positively affect the patient and family’s hospital experience
This program is a competency-building class for therapists who want to learn how to work as part of an interdisciplinary care team in the adult and pediatric oncology inpatient setting
Every day in the hospital presents with unique learning opportunities and during this trainings clinical rotations therapists will have the opportunity to work with hospitalized patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow biopsies, and those in post-operative recovery.
and this inpatient massage practicum (INP) focus on but is not limited to oncology patients in the hospital setting.
Although the emphasis of this training is on the hands-on work helping you understand how and when to modify massage applications for hospialized patients and how to work as a team with clinical staff, time is also allocated to review how you could develop an inpatient massage program in your area, and ways to work toward securing funding for that program.
“For some of our patients, oncology massage is the only thing they look forward to.
For many patients, even those given pain medications, oncology massage is the only intervention that will help to alleviate pain and enhance comfort.”
Lori Akasaka, LCSW, Oncology, Irvine Douglas Hospital, University of California, Irvine
“Oncology massage is an added value to our program and benefits our patients with a holistic approach.”
Dr. Leonard Sender, Director, Clinical Oncology Services, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCI
This program is a competency-building course for therapists who want to learn how to work as part of an interdisciplinary care team in adult and pediatric oncology inpatient settings.
Every day in the hospital presents with unique learning opportunities and during this trainings' clinical rotations therapists will have the opportunity to work with hospitalized adult and pediatric patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow biopsies, and those in post-operative recovery.
Your first day of class will be spent off site, preparing you for inpatient immersion. The remainder of your time will primarily be spent working in the hospital setting.
Although the emphasis of this training is the hands-on work and helping you understand how and when to modify massage applications for hospialized patients, time is also allocated to review how you could start an inpatient massage program in your area, important aspects in developing that program, and ways to work toward securing funding.
The goals of this program are to refine the skills that will help you work competently and independently as a massage therapist in a clinical center and to develop your understanding of how to integrate massage within various departments in the hospital setting.
This competency-building internship program is offered at four hospital locations in the Orange and Los Angeles County, CA, area. Hours can be completed concurrently or on a predetermined schedule within 120-days.
Once accepted into the Internship, learners are provided with a schedule of potential Internship blocks based on availability of supervising massage therapy staff.
Successful completion of GTD's Inpatient Massage program or an accredited equivalent is a prerequisite for enrollment in the HBMT Internship. Class fee is $550, partial scholarships may be available. Enrollment by application. A maximum of six therapists per quarter will be considered for enrollment.
Working within your field of specialized interest partner with other health care providers and be recognized as a contributing member of the interdisciplinary care team.
Working closely with a GTD mentor complete special assignments and projects that will help further your career in developing a hospital based massage program within your field of specialized interest.
The focus of this program is developing your hands-on competencies and learning how and when to modify your hans-on application for hospitilized patients.
Successful completion of GTD's HBMT Internship is a prerequisite Externship enrollment.
This program is for therapists who want to be recognized as a contributing member of the interdisciplinary care team and/or who are interested in a supervisory or leadership role in bringing massage into hospital-based integrative medicine services.
This module consists of 35-onsite hours and 45 project hours, which can be completed at the learner's pace. Onsite hours can be spent at a GTD affiliated medical center or onsite in your own community. A written case study and project preparation are required upon completion of the Externship. Requirements for these are discussed during the Internship.
Although eligible for CE's this is a competency driven and not an hours-based program. Successful completion of GTD's HBMT Internship program or an accredited equivalent is a prerequisite for enrollment in the HBMT Externship. Class fee is $550, partial scholarships may be available. Enrollment by application.
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• Demonstration of skills
• Self-assessment exercises
• Faculty reviews
• Project completion
First six-hour training date to be announced/scheduled.
Remaining 30 hours to be completed concurrent or in six 5-hour shifts within a 90-day period.
Day 1: (Initial 6 hours)
10am to 4pm on scheduled date
Days 2 to 7: (Remaining 30 hours) Six 5-hour shifts to be completed within a 90-day period, on scheduled dates
Class dates for the 36-hour INP program need to be established and approved by the instructor prior to start of the program.