Sunday May 19

9:00 am – 12:15 pm

1. Microneedling in the Medical Aesthetic Practice
Thomas Hitchcock, PhD

3 hrs

Fee: $75.00
(Nurses’ contact hours not applicable for this course)
Description: For those just beginning to explore microneedling or those looking to hone their skills, this course will provide a broad overview of microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy.  Modern microneedling has been practiced for decades, yet has just recently come into favor in the medical aesthetic community. This course will cover the history of microneedling, its mechanism-of-action, the medical literature, and complementary skin care. This year’s course will include updated information from last year’s course.

9:00 am – 12:15 pm

2. Let’s Get Blunt About it and Make You a Sharper Injector!  Using Cannulas: All Makes and Sizes
M. K. Maloney, RN, CANS and Meagan Reguera, RN, BSN, CANS
3 hrs

Description: Making the switch from the use of needles to cannulas can be an intimidating transition. This class is designed for novice injectors as well as experienced specialists who aren’t familiar with the use of a cannula or perhaps use for certain areas and are interested in learning more. Learning curves can be tough, make you nervous or have unexpected “bumps” in the road. The benefits of using cannulas far outweigh the risk with safer, more accurate, and minimal bruising outcomes.  So take the plunge! This highly interactive class will be designed specifically for the nurse who has to “go it alone” without the benefit of an assistant!   We will be using hands-on skin simulators, rationale for cannula use and size, correct plane of injection, and a theoretical reduction in bruising.  The risk of adverse events specific to cannula use will also be discussed. Let’s keep you state of the art and safe!