10.27.25.04

.04 Education.

To administer medication or to perform cosmetic and dermatologic treatments, a nurse shall:

A. Complete a program of study that includes theory appropriate to the medication to be administered and the procedure to be performed that includes, but is not limited to:

(1) Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology related to the integumentary system as well as systems specific to the procedure being performed;

(2) Appropriate technique for each cosmetic procedure;

(3) Nursing assessment, cosmetic indications, and contraindications for treatment;

(4) Pharmacology intervention specific to the cosmetic procedure including, but not limited to:

(a) Assessment and monitoring of the receiving the medication;

(b) Effects and potential side effects of the medication;

(c) Contraindications to the administration of the medication;

(d) The ability to anticipate and recognize potential complications of the medication;

(e) The ability to recognize emergency situations and institute appropriate interventions;

(f) Preparation, storing, and handling of the medication; and

(g) Proficiency in administering the medication by the required route;

(5) Selection, maintenance, and utilization of equipment;

(6) Identification of realistic and expected outcomes of the procedure;

(7) Identification of complications or adverse reactions;

(8) Nursing care required and appropriate nursing interventions in the event of complications or untoward outcomes;

(9) Infection control procedures;

(10) Safety precautions appropriate to each procedure;

(11) Documentation appropriate to the type of the procedure being performed; and

(12) Precepted clinical practice by a clinical preceptor that includes documented initial and annual competency of the nurse in each cosmetic procedure the nurse is to perform;

B. Document evidence of clinical and psychomotor proficiency competency before independently performing each cosmetic procedure;

C. Perform the procedures on a frequent routine predictable basis in order to retain practice proficiency;

D. Be evaluated for continued clinical competency at periodic intervals; and

E. Obtain additional education when the population changes or new procedures are introduced into the practice.