Registered Nurse Being Investigated for Unauthorized Botox Injections at Home

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM General Health News
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WA Health Department is investigating a case of a registered nurse found to be administering Botox and cosmetic filler injections in her Perth home.
 Registered Nurse Being Investigated for Unauthorized Botox Injections at Home
Registered Nurse Being Investigated for Unauthorized Botox Injections at Home

Unauthorized clinics such as this one pose a huge risk of infection to clients as they are often not in a position to strictly follow procedures to keep the environment sterile and infection free.

Some 33 clients of this nurse have now been issued a letter of caution to be checked for risk of blood-borne viruses.

According to Chief Health Officer, Dr Tarun Weeramanthri, Ms Fraser was administering injections of the cosmetic filler hyaluronic acid, Juvederm, and botulinium toxin, Botox.

"If you go to your local doctor and you get an injection, it has to be sterile, the skin has to be cleaned, a new needle and new syringes have to be used. There's a whole system around making sure that one person's blood isn't contacting with another person, and we weren't sure when we visited the nurse's home that proper infection control processes were in place. Nurses cannot prescribe and administer schedule four medications, which is what these are, without being supervised by a doctor. This is a cottage industry which is completely unregulated, without any of the normal safeguards," Dr Weeramanthri said.

Dr Weeramanthri has cautioned people against patronizing such unregulated services.



Source: Medindia

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