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View Unit : Applying massage methods to prevent and manage injury

Unit
Unit Reference Number
A/600/7090
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Applying massage methods to prevent and manage injury
Unit Level
Level 4
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
90
Unit Credit Value
13
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

N/A

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Be able to work within agreed standards of practice

1.1

Clarify the accepted standards of practice

1.2

Explain the importance of cleanliness and hygiene, dress and appearance and the standards to be applied

1.3

Apply professional standards of personal hygiene, dress and appearance

1.4

Ensure there is adequate public liability and professional indemnity insurance

1.5

Clarify relevant and current health and safety legislation

1.6

Carry out equipment checks to ensure cleanliness and hygiene and that current health and safety requirements are met

1.7

Carry out risk assessments of equipment and treatment areas

2

Be able to prepare for massage methods

2.1

Explain the importance of having a chaperone present when working with children and vulnerable adults

2.2

Explain the importance of maintaining the dignity and comfort of clients throughout the massage process

2.3

Prepare treatment areas and equipment to ensure comfort and dignity for the client

2.4

Explain the materials used for a range of massage methods

2.5

Prepare materials appropriate for planned massage methods

2.6

Explain the importance of obtaining informed consent prior to assessments and application the of massage

2.7

Explain the importance of working within the boundaries of informed consent

2.8

Demonstrate the correct procedures to obtain informed consent

2.9

Prepare client records as legally required

3

Be able to assess clients

3.1

Explain the importance of accurate client assessments

3.2

Critically evaluate the range of assessment methods used to gather information

3.3

Carry out subjective assessments of clients

3.4

Explain how to carry out objective assessments of clients

3.5

Carry out objective assessments of clients

3.6

Explain the importance of obtaining information on the possible cautions and contraindications to massage before commencing any treatments

3.7

Explain the cautions and contraindications to massage

3.8

Gather information relevant to the cautions and contraindications to massage methods, responding appropriately

3.9

Explain the importance of recognising client’s presenting with pre-existing conditions and problems

4

Be able to devise massage strategies for clients

4.1

Explain the indications for massage

4.2

Devise justified massage strategies appropriate to clients needs, their context and within your scope of practice

4.3

Justify the importance of explaining the aims and objectives of massage to clients

4.4

Present aims and objectives of agreed massage methods with clients

4.5

Explain why it is important for clients to understand the nature and purpose of massage and the equipment used

4.6

Present the nature, purpose and process of massage methods to clients with justification

4.7

Outline situations when the massage medium should and should not be removed

4.8

Explain the content of massage mediums in relation to allergic reaction and contraindications

4.9

Explain the possible adverse reactions to massage and their identification

4.10

Present objective and subjective markers to measure the effects of massage methods

5

Be able to apply massage methods

5.1

Explain the importance of ensuring clients are correctly positioned

5.2

Demonstrate correct positioning of clients for massage

5.3

Explain the preparation of body areas for a range of massage methods

5.4

Prepare relevant body areas for massage

5.5

Explain how a range of massage methods can be applied in relation to technique

5.6

Explain the application of massage methods to a range of conditions / situations

5.7

Apply massage methods correctly and consistently to meet the presentation and needs of clients

5.8

Demonstrate how to take account of the cautions and contraindications to massage methods

5.9

Record and respond appropriately to visual and oral feedback during the delivery of massage methods

5.10

Provide clients with appropriate materials and assistance to remove the massage medium

5.11

Respond appropriately to pre-existing conditions and disease processes

6

Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of massage methods

6.1

Clarify the importance of accurate client reassessment

6.2

Reassess clients

6.3

Gain feedback on the effects of massage methods from clients

6.4

Critically evaluate methods used for obtaining feedback from clients on the effects of massage

6.5

Analyse client feedback against the aims and objectives of massage strategies

6.6

Explain why it is important to provide opportunities for further feedback

6.7

Provide appropriate advice and opportunities for client questions and / or feedback

6.8

Explain the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of massage

6.9

Critically evaluate the objective and subjective markers used to measure the effects of massage

6.10

Critically analyse the overall effectiveness of massage strategies applied

7

Be able to produce, maintain and store client records

7.1

Explain the importance of accurate and confidential record keeping and safely storing records

7.2

Explain massage methods used and the details that should be recorded

7.3

Produce records of massage sessions in the accepted format

7.4

Explain the importance and process of referral to relevant professionals when necessary

7.5

Produce reports / letters of referral for relevant healthcare professionals

7.6

Explain the importance of following the directions of healthcare professionals

7.7

Explain the legal requirements for the storage of information on clients and the systems used

7.8

Demonstrate the safe and secure storage of records according to legal requirements

7.9

Clarify when client records must be destroyed as legally required

Equivalent Units
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