TOPICAL ANAESTHETICS COURSE – Part 2: Advanced Protocols in the use of Topical Anaesthetics for cosmetic purposes

We are delighted to announce that following the Introductory Course in the Safe Use of Topical Anaesthetics we are now launching the ADVANCED COURSE IN THE SAFE USE OF TOPICAL ANAESTHETICS.

TOPICAL ANAESTHETICS COURSE – Part 2: Advanced Protocols in the use of Topical Anaesthetics for cosmetic purposes

The training will be delivered by Compounding Pharmacist Chris Testa. Chris is a highly respected guest lecturer on the topic of pharmaceutical compounding and the regulatory aspects of compounding which he delivers at the School of Pharmacy, Griffith University. He is also the owner and manager of Tugun Compounding Pharmacy.

COURSE OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. REGULATORY OVERVIEW

  • Scheduling of topical anaesthetics
  • Pharmacist’s and Compounder’s obligation relating to supply as well as patient and clinical support

Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

  • Establish procedures for your own clinic to ensure regulations are met in relation to acquisition of topical anaesthetics for clients.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of pharmacists in relation to supply of topical anaesthetics.

2. CLIENT EVALUATION

  • Client disclosure, client information collection, documentation and evaluation. (Form templates and tools to facilitate evaluation)

Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

  • Develop a client information collection form for your own clinic.
  • Determine from the information collected if a topical anaesthetic is contraindicated for a particular client or if special precautions are needed.
  • Prepare a referral letter for the clients GP if a medical release is required, or a prescription only topical anaesthetic formulation is needed.

3. SELECTION OF THE APPROPRIATE TOPICAL ANAESTHETIC FORMULATION

  • Properties of topical anaesthetics, ephinephrine and vehicles used as bases for each formulation.
  • Systemic absorption, metabolism and clearance of local anaesthetics.
  • Matching the formula to the patient and procedure.
  • Calculating the exact amount of actives applied.
  • Review of available clinical data on systemic absorption of local anaesthetics and practical application of this information.

Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

  • Select the most appropriate topical anaesthetic formulation for each client.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the properties of each active ingredient in each formula.
  • Be able to calculate the exact dose of a topical anaesthetic that would be applied in each procedure.

4.SAFE APPLICATION OF TOPICAL ANAESTHETICS

  • Skin preparation.
  • How much to apply, duration of application and surface area of application.
  • Precautions.
  • Minor and serious adverse effects and how to respond.
  • Evaluation of procedure and outcomes.
  • Aftercare and take home information for the client.

Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

  • Explain the safe application principals and how these are to be applied in practise.
  • Identify adverse effects and develop a response strategy.

5. WORKSHOP AND CASES

  • A practical application of various templates, tools and worksheets provided to patient and clinic settings.

Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to apply key safety principals and procedures to the workplace.
  • Prepare an action plan for tailoring and integration of various templates, information sheets, into your daily clinic practice.

WHO SHOULD UNDERTAKE THIS TRAINING?

This course will be considered as part of a proposed regulatory framework for the aesthetics industry and is recommended for all cosmetic tattoo practitioners, cosmetic nurses, dermal therapists and aesthetic therapists who perform any skin penetration procedures or advanced procedures that require pain management.

To register for this course you will need to have completed the Introductory Course, which is now also available as an on-line study course for those who have not completed it (CLICK HERE).

This course is also recognised as part of ARAP Registration for qualified practitioners.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR CATERING PURPOSES

register To register for the Course please phone 07 5593 0360 or CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO THE RIGHT and register on-line.

Date of Training: Monday 31st July 2017 following the APAN Aesthetics Conference

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Brisbane (to be advised)

Meals and refreshments will be provided

Cost: $330

This is a full day Post Graduate Professional Development Course and will include manual and Statement of Completion.

For further details contact APAN 07 5593 0360.