The opioid crisis has put a series of small changes into effect that can have BIG implications for massage therapists interested in working with patients dealing with chronic pain.
In May 2017 the Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, release a report that recommends the use of non-pharmaceutical strategies for pain.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
Their Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
Vision Statement: All people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.
Heart Touch will be keep our community updated on how this will unfold in the future. For 22 years, Heart Touch has been committed to bringing therapeutic touch to healthcare.