Did you know there has been a new position statement published by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), on Nurses and cosmetic procedures? If you are a Nurse who works in this area, take the time to read this new position statement and check that you comply with same.
In part the statement reinforces the following:
‘Nurses working in the area of cosmetic procedures are required to comply with the NMBA standards, codes and guidelines including but not limited to:
- Registered nurse standards for practice
- Code of conduct for nurses
- Professional boundaries for nurses
- Code of ethics for nurses
- Guidelines for advertising regulated health services, and
- National framework for the development of decision-making tools for nursing and midwifery practice.
Nurses working in the area of cosmetic procedures are required to know and comply with relevant state and territory drugs and poisons legislation (however titled) regarding using, obtaining, selling, storing, prescribing, administering and supplying scheduled medicines.
Nurses need to ensure that they are also compliant with local policies, protocols and guidelines when undertaking cosmetic procedures.
Nurses working in the area of cosmetic procedures should be aware of the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA)Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures, in effect from 1 October 2016. These guidelines establish the MBA’s expectations of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures. The guidelines can be found on the MBA’s website.’ I have also included copy below for your information.
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