Advanced Course

Safe Use of Topical Anesthetics

We are delighted to introduce the ADVANCED COURSE IN THE SAFE USE OF TOPICAL ANAESTHETICS. If you have completed the INTRODUCTION TO THE SAFE USE OF TOPICAL ANAESTHETIC you can now qualify to complete the advanced course.

WHY YOU 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.

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 regulatory compliance in the acquisition of topical anaesthetics for patients.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of pharmacists in relation to supply of topical anaesthetics

2. PATIENT EVALUATION

  • Patient disclosure, patient information collection, documentation and evaluation. (Templates and tools)

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

  • Develop a patient information collection form for your own clinic.
  • Determine from the information collected if a topical anaesthetic is contraindicated for a particular patient, or if special precautions are needed.
  • Prepare a referral letter for the patient’s 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 quantity of actives applied.
  • Review 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 patient.
  • 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 patient.

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 action plan for tailoring and integration of various templates, information sheets, into your daily clinic practice.

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Continuing from Part 1, this is a truly exciting course that will bring your knowledge to a whole new level.

*Please register your expression of interest, we require your full details and we will be in touch with you regarding location and dates as soon as we have sufficient numbers for this face-to-face training program.