Infection Control B.E.S.T. Practices for Music Therapists

taught by Brenna Liebold, MT-BC, WMTR

Course description

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Don't let coronavirus, colds, or flu cause you unnecessary stress! Learn how to keep yourself and your clients healthy; and feel confident in sharing your skills, music, and instruments out in the community safely and responsibly.

Course objectives include:

  • Presenting ethical and legal responsibilities of employers, employees, and contractors as they relate to infection control practices
  • Identifying common infectious diseases and how they spread
  • Establishing four fundamental habits that significantly decrease the spread of communicable disease
  • Understanding the rationale behind standard and extended precautions
  • Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other barriers properly
  • Differentiating the terms clean, disinfect, sanitize, and sterilize
  • Choosing supplies to keep equipment and musical instruments germ-free with considerations to healthcare regulations, personal safety, and equipment longevity
  • Assembling a simple, but effective, infection control field kit

This course compiles the recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in consultation with local nurse management professionals to make the information accessible in one place as a relevant resource for music therapists. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify situations that warrant infection control considerations as well as the most effective methods of preventing the spread of infectious agents in these situations.

Although this course is NOT pre-approved for continuing education credits, since offered internationally, course objectives relate directly to the following CBMT Board Certification Domains (2015) for music therapists in the United States: II.B.1. recognize and respond to situations in which there are clear and present dangers to a client and/or others, II.B.4. observe infection control protocols.

The online learning platform employs a variety of learning mediums including discussion boards, audio and visual lectures, written assignments and quizzes, downloadable content, and written feedback all facilitated online. Work through the course at your own pace with access to your instructor via messaging inside the course or email any time you have questions.

Materials Required to Complete the Course

  • Disposable exam gloves
  • Disposable face mask
  • Disposable isolation gown
Brenna Liebold, MT-BC, WMTR
Brenna Liebold, MT-BC, WMTR
Director of Music Therapy Services at Living Melodies®

Brenna Liebold, MT-BC, WMTR runs a small publishing company called Creative Arts Enterprise of Wisconsin, LLC that produces music therapy self-help books for adults, the Busy Bitty Bee Books™ musical book and ebook app series geared toward young children, and the Living Skills™ online continuing education course offering for music therapists. She also works in her own community-based music therapy practice as the owner and director. Her rich clinical history includes over 14 years of experience with geriatrics, developmental disabilities, oncology, hospice, and physical rehabilitation. Ms. Liebold has also been involved in early childhood music curriculum planning, oncology research, and music therapy program development. Since 2014, she has accepted periodic teaching engagements in the music therapy department at Alverno College in Milwaukee where she redesigned the geriatrics course curriculum to better meet the needs of students entering the current field of practice.

Motivated by the belief that volunteer work helps to broaden the public’s knowledge of music therapy and advance the skills of fellow clinicians, Ms. Liebold has served as public relations chair for the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy since 2011. In addition, she has provided practicum and/or internship opportunities to music therapy students at Alverno College in Milwaukee and Carroll University in Waukesha for over 10 years. Furthermore, she has presented at dozens of conferences, workshops, and in-services throughout the Midwest on a variety music therapy topics and clinical applications from biomedical theory to music therapy in hospice care. She has also been featured in interviews included on Wisconsin Pubic Radio and in a number of online publications such as MKE Lifestyle.

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Course Curriculum

Equipment Placement
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Twenty-Second Hand Hygiene
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Building an Infection Control Field Kit
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