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NMBA mandates laser safety training for all nurses in cosmetics

NMBA mandates laser safety training for all nurses in cosmetics

In April the Nursing and Midwifery Board released a further iteration of its 2022 Nurses and Cosmetic Procedures Position Statement and there is information that all nurses must be aware of with regard to laser safety training.

They state that nurses working in the area of cosmetic medical procedures must know and comply with organisational requirements and relevant local council, state, territory and Commonwealth requirements. This includes national standards.

The NMBA quote theAustralian/New Zealand Standard 2018 Guide to the safe use of lasers in health care stating that nurses must know about and comply with the standard by:

If you are a nurse and need a laser safety certificate that has been recognised by the Australian College of Nursing and state radiation health boards, Bravura Education's laser safety course is for you.

References:

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2022). Position statement: Nurses and cosmetic medical procedures.

SAI Global (2018). Australian/New Zealand Standard: Guide to the safe use of lasers in health care: 4173:2018 (pp18).

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