Australian cosmetic nurses' laser and light-based therapies scope of practice gains international exposure

It's great to see Australia keeping up with its international counterparts and nurses asserting their credibility and capability around the delivery of clinical services in cosmetic medicine including laser skin rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal and the administration of muscle relaxants and dermal fillers. This month the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing (1) features an article by Elissa O'Keefe RN NP and Dr Irene Kushelew discussing the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery's pioneering document the Professional Practice Standards and Scope of Practice for Aesthetic Nursing Practice in Australia (1).

Image: Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, March 2016

1. O'Keefe EJ and I Kushelew (2016):47:1 Asserting Credibility and Capability: Professional Practice Standards and Scope of Practice for Cosmetic Nursing Practice in Australia. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, March 47(1).

2. O’Keefe, EJ; Griffiths, S; Hoitink, SJP;   Knoop, SL;  Murphy, KI; Taylor, AL. (2015). Professional Practice Standards and Scope of Practice for Aesthetic Nursing Practice in Australia. Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Sydney Australia.

 

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