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Introduc tion to Clinical Practi ce
Lecture One Handouts
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Code of Ethic s for De rmal Thera pists
Handout One

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Adh er e to y our Scop e o f Se rvic e s

The Dermal Therapist shall NOT provide a service which:




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Exceeds their scope of training
Exceeds their level of competence
Is deemed a medical treatment/procedure
Has the potential to put the patient at serious risk of an adverse event

Provi de a Du ty of Care t o all P at ie nt s

To establish industry standards and to ensure a duty of care to all patients, the Dermal Therapist shall: •







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Establish, implement and review Treatment, Hygiene and Safety Protocols for all services performed Provide a comprehensive consultation including informed consent
Provide test patches (when applicable)
Refer patients for medical treatment if outside their Scope of Services, diagnosis and/or treatment of a dermatologic condition/disorder, diagnosis of suspicious skin lesions, if an adverse event were to occur and for recommended prescription topical skin care
Offer complimentary review appointments
Provide photo documentation using consistent photographic techniques
Record all relevant patient information (written documentation)

Pro mo te Serv ic e s Wit h Hon esty

The dermal therapist shall not mislead consumers by the dishonest promotion of their services. This includes, though not limited to the following:






The use of the term medical i.e medical IPL, or medical peels to infer a stronger/better treatment or to infer you have medical training.
Misleading before and after images including retouched, inconsistent, plagiarised and false images. Misleading patients as to the efficacy of a treatment (eg. will eliminate pigmentation, wrinkles, as good as a facelift etc…)
Putting financial interests above the patients safety (eg. recommended an inappropriate treatment to a patient or treating a patient without a Protocol Doctors prior diagnosis etc…)
Reducing treatment efficacy for financial gain (eg. booking treatments at closer intervals then recommended, under treating a patient in order to cut costs etc…)

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Appro pri at ely De al w ith Adve rse Eve nt s

If the patient experiences an adverse complication due to a treatment performed by the Dermal
Therapist or a colleague they shall:







Refer to their Risk Assessment and Management Protocol
Refer the patient to the clinics Protocol Doctor* (if the DT is not working within a medical practice) Refer the patient to the medical practices doctor (if the DT is working within a medical practice) Keep regular contact with the patient and the protocol doctor as to monitor the patient’s progress Complete an Incident Report
Follow up the Incident Report with a team member meeting

*All Dermal Therapists working in a non-medical clinic must establish a Protocol Doctor in which to refer patients for treatments outside their Scope of Services, diagnosis and/or treatment of a dermatologic condition/disorder, diagnosis of suspicious skin lesions, if an adverse event were to occur, for recommended prescription topical skin care and to establish a cross-referral system.

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Ke ep S kil ls and K no wle dge Cu rre nt

As industry changes, the Dermal Therapist shall ensure their knowledge and skills remain current by employing the following strategies:




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Membership of a…