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CEUs/PDAs 4.75
Approved: NCCAOM (4.5), Standard Certificate (4.75) Pending: California [Upon Request]*
LENGTH 4.75 Hours
Course TYPE Studio Recording
ACCESS Mobile, Desktop, Tablet
NOTES Notes are provided with this course.
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.
  • 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.
  • Outline
    0 hrs - 1.5 hrs

    Licensing and registration requirements are discussed in regard to adequate training and competence. Definitions and training standards of acupuncture vs dry needling vs medical acupuncture and potential risks of inadequate training are given.

    1.5 hrs - 3 hrs

    The focus is on risk management in acupuncture and herbal practice. It covers pneumothorax, tissue damage, interpretation of anatomical structures, the toxicity and adverse effects of some herbs and supplements, and the safe use of “toxic” herbs.

    3 hrs - 4 hrs

    Areas of professional conduct discussed are standard of care, cultural diversity, employment of unregistered practitioners. Sound communication, referrals, recommendations and the issues of misleading information and over-servicing are explained.

    4 hrs - 4.75 hrs

    The course includes an outline of various management methods employed by regulatory authorities. Practitioner management of these requirements is explained.

    What People Are Saying

    Robin has a thorough understanding, much clinical experience and a strong grounding in Chinese medicine. Her course on professional matters was delivered engagingly with clinical stories and professional experience. I look forward to doing other courses of hers in the future. Thank you!

    Melea A.- Australia

    I recommend this course. It is a great opportunity to reflect on situations and common issues and experiences that happen in daily clinical practice.

    Pamela E.- Australia

    I would recommend the course to any of my collegues.

    JOSEPH K.- Australia

    I would recommend Robin very highly

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    About Robin Marchment

    Robin Marchment BA (Hons), BHSc (Acup), Adv Dip HS (TCM), Cert Gyn (China), Dip Lang (Chinese) Robin is a registered herbalist and acupuncturist, having completed internships at Chinese hospitals in Guangxi and Xi’An where her focus was on gynaecology. She has over 20 years’ clinical experience, running a private practice that centres on women’s and children’s health and attendance in childbirth. She has lectured in Chinese medicine at major Australian universities and colleges, and worked in various capacities for Australian government authorities in the regulatory area of health practice and Chinese medicine. She is the author of Gynaecology Revisited, a text addressing the need for Chinese medicine practitioners to better understand Western medical approaches to gynaecology and obstetrics whilst maintaining the integrity of the Chinese medicine paradigm. She also authored Chinese for TCM Practitioners and co-authored Shang Han Lun Explained, which is a translation and discussion of the seminal text on Chinese medicine written by Zhang Zhong Jing in the 2nd century AD. Robin is passionate about supporting women through every phase of life, sharing her advanced knowledge and clinical experience in the field of Chinese medicine, and advocating for the profession.

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