Supplementary Courses

Enhance skills, expand your portfolio

THMA Consulting offers Supplementary Courses that build on the Foundation Courses to meet the advanced skill requirements of medical aesthetics practitioners. These courses will expand the practice portfolio of trained practitioners, providing them with proper procedural techniques and guidelines for safe and successful patient relations.

Courses include (with more information below):

  • Deoxycholic Acid Treatments
  • PRP Treatments
  • Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA
  • Medical Directive Development
  • IV Vitamin Infusion Treatments
  • Medical Aesthetics Facility Recommendations

One-on-One Mentoring and Training is $150/hour for THMA Consulting members and $250/hour for non-members. All other Supplementary Courses are $500. (plus the cost of products, if necessary). Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will receive 20% off the cost of any Supplementary Course.

Check the Course Calendar for Supplementary Course dates and times.

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Deoxycholic Acid Treatments

Deoxycholic acid works to dissolve fat tissues when injected into the body. Cosmetic treatments using deoxycholic acid are growing more popular in medical aesthetics practices and are effective in the reduction of submental fat, most commonly in the jawline, neck and under the chin.

This course is divided into virtual and practical components.

Online participants will discuss the submandibular anatomy, relevant blood vessels and nerves. A review of appropriate landmarks essential to the procedure will be included. Participating practitioners will learn the assessment process, step-by-step procedure policies and the management of potential complications. They will also receive a study guide that includes policies and procedures to support performing Deoxycholic Acid treatments in their clinical practices.

 

The in-class component will include further discussion on the procedure and conclude with hands-on mentoring of one or two patients provided by the practitioner.

Course cost is $500 (plus product costs). Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments

PRP treatments are popularly used in medical aesthetics practice for the regeneration of skin tissue and restoration of hair follicles.  PRP gives patients more youthful looking skin with improved tone and texture. In hair restoration procedures, PRP works to make hair follicles stronger and hair thicker.

This course is divided into virtual and practical components.

The online portion of this course will review unique components of blood product, the action mechanism of plasma and the evidence-based outcomes of the PRP procedure. The full didactic discussion of the PRP procedure includes the most effective and recommended equipment as well as procedure techniques and policy development for clinical practice. Online participants will also receive a study guide that includes policies and procedures to support performing PRP treatments in their clinical practices.

Medical aesthetics practitioners who wish to add PRP to their practice will conclude training with an in-class demonstration of techniques and a hands-on mentoring session. The participants must provide one or two patients for the procedures. Course cost is $500 (plus product costs). Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Tracey’s Blog: Patients Drive Demand for PRP Procedures:

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Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA

This Supplementary Course will provide Nurse Practitioners, physicians and nurse injectors with a didactic understanding of the Role and Responsibilities of a Medical Director or Authorizer with Ordering Authority (AOA) in the field of medical aesthetics. The training will ensure that medical directives follow the highest professional and regulatory standards.

A Medical Director/AOA is mandatory in medical aesthetics clinics where RNs or RPNs are working within their scope of practice.  A Medical Director/AOA must be fully trained on regulatory knowledge as well as the skills and judgement to meet requirements for proficiency in patient safety and ethical care. All clinical staff must understand and take the role seriously. Authorized injectors must be accountable and show knowledge, skill and judgement to perform delegated acts.

This 3-hour course will formulate a standardized and collaborative team approach to treatments that minimize inaccuracies, discrepancies and mistakes.

The cost for this online Supplementary Course with THMA Consulting expert Jeanine Harrison NP is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Tracey’s Blog: AOA Course Fills Gap in Knowledge

Participants can also order a customized Policy and Procedure Manual for $750. This manual is developed and designed to familiarize staff with the medical aesthetics clinic and provide information about medical directives, working conditions, employee expectations, key policies, procedures and benefits affecting employment.

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Medical Directive Development

A step-by-step creation of quality medical directives highlights this virtual Supplementary Course which builds upon the prerequisite training received in the Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA Course.

Designed to benefit RNs and RPNs as well as NPs and MDs, the Medical Directives Development Course thoroughly analyses evidence-based literature and regulatory standards for the implementation of directives in medical aesthetics practices. Criteria will include prescription, inclusion, indications, contraindications and follow-up. The practical component of this comprehensive training course will challenge participants to use their acquired knowledge and a functional template to design and build medical directives for Neuromodulator, Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronidase procedures.

A test and guided review of the advanced medical directive learning and its essential developmental elements will ensure that participants are in a solid position to comfortably and confidently set up their own independent medial aesthetics practice with the collaboration of an AOA.

The cost for this 4-hour online Supplementary Course with THMA Consulting expert Jeanine Harrison NP is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

NOTE: Participants must complete training in the Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director/AOA course before registering for the Medical Directive Development course.

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IV Vitamin Infusion Treatments

A medical technique that delivers fluids and nutrition intravenously into a person’s vein, IV Vitamin Drip Treatments have become an increasing popular way for people to get vitamins and hydration directly and effectively. IV Vitamin Drips fits perfectly within many medical aesthetics clinics as a wellness component.

This Supplementary Course will discuss the evidence and practice of treatments utilizing intravenous infusion and hydration. The didactic education will be accompanied by mentoring and product delivery technique instruction to follow the highest standards required by the provincial college.

Outline

  1. Evidence to support the practice of IV drips, vitamin and mineral infusion and hydration
  2. Pharmacology and mechanism of action
  3. Contraindications and precautions for treatment
  4. Medical directives and policy manual
  5. Informed consent and procedure documentation
  6. Procedure preparation
  7. Intravenous cannulation and procedure protocol
  8. Calculating, setting drip rate and discontinuation of intravenous therapy
  9. Post-care expectations, side effects and management

“With IV drips, the body receives vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and hydration by injecting the solution directly into the bloodstream,” says Corey Akisanya, the THMA clinical expert who will do the IV Vitamin Infusion training. “It’s a process that bypasses the digestive system and allows patients to feel the positive effects instantly.”

The cost of the virtual two-hour IV Vitamin Infusion Treatments course is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Read more about IV Drips and infusion benefits in Tracey’s Blog.

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Medical Aesthetics Facility Recommendations

This online Supplementary Course is designed to assist, to share, to help new providers improve practice. Course discussion will include the things that can go wrong in a practice, but the takeaway will be things that should be done right.

Five pillars of education will support the Facility Recommendations course:

  1. Practice setting or environment in which you work
  2. Patient confidentiality, safety and ethics
  3. Infection prevention and control measures
  4. Biomedical waste regulations and disposal
  5. Administration, quality assurance and the managing of adverse events

The virtual course will benefit regulated healthcare providers across Canada who are performing medical aesthetics procedures in an existing practice or considering opening an independent practice. The training goal is to foster safe and ethical practices in medical aesthetics clinics.

Jacklyn Sudetic, expert clinical trainer with THMA Consulting, will teach this Supplementary course on Zoom.

The Facility Recommendations have been meticulously constructed on data and information from public health and regulatory bodies in Canada and Europe. The clear and concise presentation will help clients elevate their practices and improve patient outcomes.

Course cost is $500. Nurses and physicians who fully complete training in Foundation Courses 1-4 will save 20% on the registration fee.

Read Tracey’s Blog: New Course Promotes Safe Successful Practices 

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Facial Anatomy for Medical Aesthetics

This Foundation Course is highly recommended as a supplementary option for experienced practitioners. The in-depth knowledge of the facial anatomy will enhance or upgrade current knowledge of surface landmarks and the underlying danger zones, further decreasing risks of complications and ensuring  safe and precise medical aesthetic injections.

This Virtual Course will also focus on the concept of aging, descent, deterioration and deflation. Course cost is $500.

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Business Ethics and Professional Standards

This Foundation Course is also recommended for experienced practitioners.  A professional aesthetics injector requires more than just the skill and judgement to perform these procedures. In new or current practices, there are legal and ethical matters that must be addressed to make sure a current practice is following the highest professional standards as required by regulatory authorities.

This Virtual Course course will discuss and analyse regulations outlined by the College of Nurses and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Experienced practitioners will also receive practical guidance on business acumen, facility requirements and advertising regulations. Course cost is $500.

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One-on-One Mentoring and Training

One-on-One Mentoring offers medical aesthetics practitioners an excellent opportunity to practice or enhance injecting skills and learn new procedures.

This customized training for individual needs, whether in learning new techniques or expanding a portfolio, includes popular procedures such as the use of dermal fillers for temples and jawlines, for example, or for precise training in the use of cannula injections.

Designed to further the education of THMA Consulting members who completed Foundation Courses training, One-on-One Mentoring is also offered to medical aesthetics practitioners who are currently in practice or recently completed other training.

“You can’t just take courses and fly on your own.” – Emma Wisken NP

Practitioners can book a half day or full day of mentoring. Participants will need to inform us on what procedures they wish to focus on and how many of their own patients will attend and receive injections.

THMA Consulting offers One-on-One Mentoring in Toronto, Oakville, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. To book an appointment with any of our national trainers, email contact@thmaconsulting.com.  The cost is $150/hour for THMA Consulting members and $250 for non-members. Product costs are extra.

Tracey’s Blog: “I want to have the confidence, knowledge, skills and judgement to be one of the best injectors in the field.”