Our beautiful training facility is located in a charming century home above our professional medical aesthetics clinic. Located in Lindsay, Ontario only 1.5 hours from Toronto in cottage country and conveniently accessible from the 401 and 407.
Many of our students enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the area and take time to relax with family and friends after a busy day of learning medical aesthetics at the Ontario Medical Aesthetics Training Center.
Despite what many other training centers in Ontario claim there is no formal training or certification program or certificate recognized by the College of Nurses of Ontario, professional liability or nursing association.
Unfortunately this has led to "big business" in the aesthetics industry of centers opening up training programs and filling them with as many nurses and physicians as possible for financial gain at the students expense. This leads to nurses having little opportunity for hands on clinical practice to feel confident in their new skills.
This lack of support and training inadequacies is the reason we developed the OMAT center 5 years ago to ensure the highest quality of training in small group sizes for nurses only.
We know as nurses it can be intimidating being in a class setting with many disciplines and not having the opportunity to ask questions related to specific nursing practices. We want everyone to leave feeling confident, supported and ready to succeed in this growing field.
Our in class courses are specifically designed for nurses licensed to practice and in good standing with the College of Nurses. This is because we have specifically designed these courses to address practice requirements and expectations of nurses working in the medical aesthetics field in Ontario.
Our Introduction to Botox and Dermal Filler course is developed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to start working in the medical aesthetic field immediately. Ultimately it us the responsibility of the individual nurse to determine if they feel they have the knowledge, skills and judgement to work in the field after completion of the course.
We provide a list of trusted professionals who provide medical director support and mentorship support.
Our in office training center is located in Lindsay, Ontario a rural town located approximately 1.5 hours north east of Toronto. We have had the pleasure of training nurses from all over the province who have found the location easy to navigate to and provided the skills and knowledge they required.
If you are a medical professional with an interest in the medical aesthetics industry these courses are designed for you. We have developed them to be applicable to all professionals world wide with UpToDate information and resources to aid in your understanding and integration into your current practice.
Do you consider administering cosmetic injectables to be a high-risk activity? You should.
Every year, CNO receives reports of patients who have been harmed during a cosmetic procedure. These incidents occurred for a number of different reasons. For instance, the nurse may not have followed proper infection prevention and control measures. Or, the nurse did not have the knowledge, skill and judgment to administer the injection or to manage an adverse outcome. As well, the nurse could have neglected to perform the procedure in an environment that supported safe care.
Administering substances such as botulinum toxin (Botox) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for cosmetic purposes carries the same risk for patients as administering those substances for medical reasons. If they are not performed properly, these procedures can result in infection, unnecessary pain, adverse reactions, and in cases where the adverse reactions are not managed, even death.
To keep your patients safe and prevent avoidable harm, you must:
To administer Botox or PRP, an RN or RPN must perform the controlled act of administering a substance by injection. Therefore, RNs and RPNs who administer cosmetic injectables need to work in collaboration with a prescriber, such as a doctor or NP, and obtain the proper authorization, such as a direct order or directive.
Once the order is in place, you must determine that it is clear, complete and appropriate. If any one of those requirements is missing, do not proceed. Follow up with the prescriber.
Before administering, ask yourself if you have the knowledge, skill and judgment to perform the procedure. Reflect on the limits of your knowledge, skill and judgment, asking questions and consulting with your colleagues as needed. Remember that working together to promote patient well-being is one of the six principles of the nursing Code of Conduct.
You must also ask yourself if you have the knowledge, skill and judgment to manage potential negative reactions to the medication.
Before administering a substance to a patient, complete an assessment and determine if it is appropriate for them. Make sure the patient understands the procedure and is aware of its risks and possible side effects. Then, verify that they consent to having the procedure performed.
You should only perform procedures in practice settings that prioritize patient safety. Ask yourself if the physical environment, including access to equipment, supports the safe performance of the procedure. Then, ask yourself if you have the resources, both human and material, to monitor and intervene in case of adverse reaction.
Reduce risk to yourself and others by appropriately handling, cleaning and disposing of the materials and equipment needed for any procedure. Ensure you are adhering to best practices or the manufacturer’s guidelines for the materials and equipment you use.
Since clinical infection control practices are continually changing, it’s up to you to keep current. Make sure you consult appropriate, evidence-based resources for this information.
To obtain the authority required to administer botulinum toxin (Botox), RNs and RPNs need to work in a practice setting or collaborate with at least one prescriber, such as an NP or physician.
This is because administering Botox requires performing two controlled acts: administering a substance by injection and performing a prescribed procedure below the dermis. RNs and RPNs can only perform a controlled act if they first obtain the proper authorization, such as a direct order or a directive, from an NP or physician.
Who can administer Botox, and when?
RNs and RPNs can administer Botox only when all of the below criteria are met:
Because administering Botox is a cosmetic procedure, it may seem to be a low-risk activity. This is not true. Administering Botox requires nurses to perform controlled acts, and controlled acts can cause harm if performed by those who do not have the knowledge, skill and judgment to perform them.
The Medication and Decisions About Procedures and Authority practice standards both contain decision trees that can help you decide whether you should administer a medication and perform a procedure. Both tools can help you make a decision that is best for your patient..
Yes, we have a strict policy of deposits being non-refundable due to the high demand for our courses. Please take the time to carefully consider if taking a course is medical aesthetics is right for you before registering. We do allow a one time rescheduling opportunity if at least 30 days prior to the course date is provided.
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