Professional Issues in Practice - Course 2

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By Robin Marchment

This course covers training standards, less well-known issues in professional ethics and the avoidance and management of pneumothorax. It also discusses high risk acupuncture points and the safe preparation, administration and dosage of toxic herbs.

Course Overview

This course discusses licensing and registration requirements, professional training standards, comparing those for registered/licensed acupuncturists, dry needling and medical acupuncture and looks at the risks of inadequate training. It also describes how to avoid or manage potential clinical risk in regard to pneumothorax and other tissue damage, examines the intelligent interpretation of anatomical structures, and also explains risk management in herbal practice in regard to the potential adverse effects or toxic herbs, including the reasons behind safe, accepted preparation methods and dosage recommendations. The risk potential of herbal and dietary supplements is also covered. Professional codes, including those not commonly known to practitioners are explained with a view to avoiding a complaint. Also covered are the obligations of a practitioner in regard to employment and supervision, communication, the need for good patient records, managing referrals, as well as the issues of honest promotion and avoidance of over-servicing. Information is also provided as to how regulatory authorities may handle a complaint.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the level of training and competence needed for safe effective practice and a practitioner’s responsibility to be properly trained to avoid or minimise risk.

  • To understand methods and safeguards of clinically safe acupuncture and herbal practice with focus on pneumothorax, tissue damage and toxic herbs.

  • To understand professional codes of conduct including clinical risk management, social diversity, employment and supervision of unregistered practitioners, patient records, referrals, promotion and over-servicing.

  • Being aware of the various ways complaints against practitioners may be handled by regulatory authorities via auditing, clinical assessments, supervision and training.

Provider: CPD Cert

Access: Unlimited

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