RPNs successfully complete
additional education1 before providing
medical aesthetic2 procedures.
RPNs administering injectable drugs or substances or implantable devices for medical aesthetic purposes only do so:
with a client-specific order from a
health professional3, and
when the ordering health professional, or another health professional who has assumed responsibility for the care of the client, is present within the facility when the procedure is being performed and immediately available for consultation.
RPNs do not prescribe dermal fillers.
“Additional education” is structured education (e.g., workshop, course, program of study) designed for psychiatric nurses to attain the competencies required to carry out a specific activity as part of psychiatric nursing practice. Additional education must: build on the entry-level competencies of RPNs; identify the competencies expected on completion of the education; include both theory and application to practise;, and include an objective, independent evaluation of competencies on completion of the education.
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