Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

The non-medical prescribing course: essential considerations for aesthetic nurses

The non-medical prescribing course: essential considerations for aesthetic nurses There has been considerable recent press coverage around the cosmetic industry and standards of practice. For nurses working in the industry, this has focused particularly on their ability and methods of obtaining prescription only medications, such as botulinum toxin for chemical denervation. Any nurse or midwife administering or supplying injectable cosmetic medicinal products must follow the appropriate regulatory standards for practice. Updated guidance from the General Medical Council (2012) have made clear that remote prescribing and directions to administer should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and not as a routine means to administer injectable cosmetic medicinal products. These changes have lead many nurses working in the aesthetics industry to undertake the V300 non-medical prescribing (NMP) course. The NMP course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and nurses wishing to undertake the course must demonstrate they meet the eligibility criteria, and that they have appropriate governance procedures in place to protect patient safety. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

The non-medical prescribing course: essential considerations for aesthetic nurses

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 2 (2): 4 – Mar 1, 2013

Loading next page...
 
/lp/mark-allen-group/the-non-medical-prescribing-course-essential-considerations-for-bhDeoAgU0W
Publisher
Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2013.2.2.90
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

There has been considerable recent press coverage around the cosmetic industry and standards of practice. For nurses working in the industry, this has focused particularly on their ability and methods of obtaining prescription only medications, such as botulinum toxin for chemical denervation. Any nurse or midwife administering or supplying injectable cosmetic medicinal products must follow the appropriate regulatory standards for practice. Updated guidance from the General Medical Council (2012) have made clear that remote prescribing and directions to administer should only be used in exceptional circumstances, and not as a routine means to administer injectable cosmetic medicinal products. These changes have lead many nurses working in the aesthetics industry to undertake the V300 non-medical prescribing (NMP) course. The NMP course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and nurses wishing to undertake the course must demonstrate they meet the eligibility criteria, and that they have appropriate governance procedures in place to protect patient safety.

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Mar 1, 2013

There are no references for this article.