CME Exam Content

ASSESSMENT

Task 1: Compile a patient record by observing and questioning to determine the nature and extent of the problem.

Knowledge of:

  • Components of a patient record
  • Ethnic differences and their impact on assessment process
  • Skin conditions
  • Pharmacological conditions

Skill in:

  • Organizing patient information
  • Recognizing ethnic variances
  • Performing assessment activity in a manner that is consistent with
  • patients’ rights and needs
  • Using observation techniques to obtain accurate physical data

Task 2: Integrate results, discuss options and recommend treatment techniques necessary to solve the problem.

Knowledge of:

  • Hair removal theories
  • Body image
  • Theories of stress and coping
  • Aging process

Skill in:

  • Disseminating information about treatment options
  • Explaining treatment options based upon personal history
  • Selecting relevant assessment data to develop an individual plan of
  • treatment

Task 3: Make referrals to appropriate health professional for treatment determination.

Knowledge of:

  • Appropriate communication with other allied health professionals
  • Medical terminology
  • Professional ethics

Skill in:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Developing research skills
  • Interfacing with professionals


DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A TREATMENT PLAN

Task 1: Inform patient about the most effective modality to be used to treat their problem.

Knowledge of:

  • Needle and laser modalities
  • Functioning of equipment

Skill in:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Teaching/Educating

Task 2: Prepare patient, physically and psychologically, to facilitate safe, effective and comfortable treatment.

Knowledge of:

  • Typical patient fears
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Disinfection and sterilization
  • Manufacturer’s specifications and instructions
  • Wavelength of laser being used
  • Proper types of protective laser eye glasses
  • Patient preparation techniques, including waxing and shaving
  • Topical preparations
  • Professional ethic

Skill in:

  • Applying disinfection and sterilization principles
  • Implementing manufacturers’ instructions
  • Applying waxing and shaving techniques
  • Applying topical preparations
  • Applying proper technique in the use of protective laser eye glasses
  • Interpreting non-verbal cues
  • Communicating effectively

Task 3: Implement conditions for a safe and secure environment by adhering to relevant guidelines in order to enhance effective operation

Knowledge of:

  • Functioning of equipment
  • Laser safety principles for environment, practitioner, and patient
  • Disinfection and sterilization
  • Professional ethics
  • State or Federal Regulations

Skill in:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Implementing disinfection and sterilization
  • Carrying out procedures as determined by local or national jurisdiction

Task 4: Operate and maintain equipment safely

Knowledge of:

  • Laser tissue interaction
  • Concepts of photothermolytic energy and density principles
  • Techniques specific to type of laser system being used
  • Disinfection agents
  • Equipment
  • Skin tolerances

Skill in:

  • Operating lasers safely and responsibly for hair removal
  • Applying disinfection agents properly
  • Setting appropriate laser fluence level in accordance with area being
  • treated and laser spot size
  • Documentation and interpretation of error reports
  • Communicating effectively

Task 5: Application of appropriate post-treatment preparations to treated area and provide patient with appropriate post-treatment instructions

Knowledge of:

  • Documentation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of infection prevention, control, and wound healing
  • Psychology

Skill in:

  • Prioritizing and decision making
  • Applying theories of coping and stress
  • Communicating effectively with patients and other health professionals
  • Using observation techniques to obtain accurate physical data
  • Conducting analysis based on observable facts
  • Monitoring assessment techniques to enhance continuous improvement

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