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Nurses illegally inject Botox without Doctor’s Supervising

The Cosmetic Physicians Association of Australia (CPSA) says it’s aware of doctors prescribing S4 medicines such as botulinum toxin, or botox, enabling nurses to administer unsupervised treatments.
Source: news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,28383,25756958-5007185,00.html

Interesting. This is done in the US all the time in Botox clinics in which doctors supposedly serve as medical directors, but are not present for the actual treatments. Botulinum toxin injections are not difficult, but there can be some problems is less trained hands.

Dr Caswell said it was illegal and against medical board guidelines for nurses to administer botox treatments without a doctor’s supervision.

However, she said there were cases of nurses holding botox parties and travelling interstate to carry out the treatments.

The practice is actually illegal in Australia. My malpractice carrier is not crazy about Botox parties unless we hold them in the office. I do all the actual injecting so they are happy.

It is cheaper to have your Botox injected by a nurse, there just might be some risk. It is the patient’s choice at least in the US.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-08-11 09:16:56.

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Nurses Fired For Taking Pictures?

“There were two nurses that independently took a picture each of an X-ray of a patient,” Walworth County Undersheriff Kurt Picknell said. The patient was admitted to the emergency room with an object lodged in his rectum.

Source: wisn.com/cnn-news/18796315/detail.html

Did they take images of the patient and was the patient identifiable in those images? If we are just talking about images of an X-ray and those images are anonymous, I don’t see the problem. If the patient was identifiable and/or identified in the postings of said images, there is more likely a problem here. Taking a picture of an X-ray is pretty common particularly one in which such a salacious event has occurred. People are people.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

Originally posted 2009-02-28 08:30:00.

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