Educational Courses by Day — Sunday, April 29, 2018

12:00pm – 2:30pm

S19A Physician Extender Injector Competence Training – Level 1 –
Understanding the Basics of Injection Techniques with Neurotoxins and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Discounted pre-registration fee: $175 On-site fee: $225
Special Note: Participation limited to RNs, NPs, and PAs practicing within their scope of practice under the direct supervision of a plastic surgeon.
Chairs: Miles Graivier, MD and Z. Paul Lorenc, MD
Additional Faculty:  Kathy Jones, RN** and Karen Menard, RN**
Level: Comprehensive                    Organization: Didactic with live demonstrations
Course Description
This comprehensive, introductory level course, designed for nurse, nurse practitioner and physician assistant injectors, provides participants a review of the treatment rationale and clinical applications for neuromodulators and the FDA-approved hyaluronic acid soft tissue fillers.  The importance of a thorough aesthetic analysis will be examined in detail with a focus on facial anatomy including muscles, nerves and skin layers. Effective pain management options are also covered.  Attendees will have an opportunity for small-group discussions which will include an opportunity to inject an HA product into a skin model.  In addition, live patient injections with neuromodulators and HA fillers will be demonstrated. Patient safety is discussed throughout the course with an emphasis on avoiding complications. The course will review the importance of teamwork and effective communication between the nurse/nurse practitioner/physician assistant and surgeon and how this relationship can have a positive economic impact on the plastic surgery practice.
Successful completion of this course is the first of two requirements for participants to receive a certificate of Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Injector – Level 1 Course Completion.  The second requirement is participation in a physician sponsored preceptorship.
Learning Objectives:

  • Perform an aesthetic analysis of the face to identify potential facial rejuvenation strategies that may improve appearance in accordance with the patient’s individual treatment goals
  • When injecting neuromodulators, demonstrate knowledge of appropriate muscle(s) in order to achieve the desired result
  • When injecting hyaluronic acid soft tissue fillers, demonstrate knowledge of product attributes, appropriate depth of injection and specific techniques in order to ensure optimal outcomes
  • When injecting neuromodulators and/or HA fillers, describe the actions that can lead to adverse events/complications and categorize subsequent management

Development of this course courtesy of the Physicians’ Coalition for Injectable Safety.

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