|International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, CANS
Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!!
Your ISPAN President and Board of Directors continue to be actively working to enhance and promote the growth of our professional community. There is much excitement and exhilaration in the air concerning ISPAN and is a pleasure to witness first hand with the Board members. Changes are coming and change is exciting. Our annual conference is fast approaching.
41st Annual ISPAN Convention:
Registration Now Open!
Join us at the 41st Annual Convention of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses at The Boston Renaissance Hotel, October 16-19, 2015. Registration is now open! Housing is also available on the ISPAN website. Group Rate is $299.00 a night plus applicable state and local taxes. For more information visit www.ispan.org/convention.
Dr. Josephine Polich
This article was excerpted from the continuing education series from Cearna Aesthtics presented by Dr. Josephine Polich, former president of the Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association and adjunct professor of homeopathy at NUHS.
Homeopathic Potencies Explained
Homeopathic potencies are completely different from conventional or herbal dosages. Both potencies and the procedure of manufacture of homeopathic remedies is controlled by the FDA by the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS), a sister document to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) which regulates standard drugs. The FDA also requires products to be clearly labeled as homeopathic. If a product label does not state homeopathic, then it is herbal.
Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN
The time of year where our society turns concern toward breath health is approaching. October is breast cancer awareness month. Everywhere you look, there is pink. Pink ribbons, pink football jerseys, pink hats, pink shirts, pink themed marathons, pink, pink, pink... PINK! All the pink is an effort to educate the public about screening for breast cancer and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. I want to focus on the screening and early detection.
Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN
I had the honor to attend the aesthetic meetings in Montreal this past May. My employer made it possible. I attended both the ISPAN/Aesthetic Symposium and Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists aka SPSSCS. More
Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN
I have been following this divesting news that affects us all for the past 2 years: Microbeads in personal care products and our waters.
It is simple to understand. Personal products contain plastic microbeads to help with exfoliation, carry product and flavor product.
Linda Duffy, RN, CPSN, CPN
To all of our 1,000 plus members, I urge you to view this year’s convention program. The convention is being held in Boston, one of the most historic and resilient cities in the US.
Christian Howell, RN, CPSN
At some point in your career, you may be asked to become a mentor. You could be formally approached by someone looking for a mentor, also known as a protégé. You may find that a friendship with a colleague evolves over time to a mentoring relationship.
Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN
Anyone who has worked in healthcare long knows that change is constant. We have new drugs, new research, new policies and laws. I work in a teaching institution so we have changes in residents and faculty each year. Some changes are easy to adapt to and some less so. I think most of us view it as just part of the job. More
Sharon Fritzsche MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CPSN
Is certification right for you? Consider the following questions:
- Do you work frequently with the public, or among other professionals?
- Does your employer require you to stay current with the latest industry developments?
- Is there a lot of competition in your field of work (e.g., do you need to stand out from the crowd)?
- Are you considering switching jobs and want to make the best impression possible?
- Are you the kind of person who likes to be the best at what you do?
- Are you required to maintain an annual license as a professional to practice?
If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above, then consider getting certified today!
Nancy Radoslovich, RN, CPSN
The 41st ISPAN conference is rapidly approaching. Early bird registration ends Monday August 10. Register before August 10th to take advantage of the early bird rate and save $75. The preliminary program is available on line. 22.5 CEU's will be available. Make your plans now!
The ISPAN realizes the importance of specialty recognition and has developed a scholarship program for continuing education. Apply today- the deadline for applications is August 31, 2015. Scholarships of $500 will be awarded and can be used towards educational expenses or registration and travel expenses to the 2015 Convention in Boston. More
Lippincott Nursing CEConnection, the publisher of Plastic Surgical Nursing, the Official Journal of the ISPAN, is the largest collection of nursing CE courses available online, a one-stop-shop for the best content and tools for nurses who want to fulfill their certification requirements, develop their skills, and provide the best patient care. More
41st Annual Convention
October 16-19, 2015
The Renaissance Hotel
500 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915
Lindsay De Santis
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