Importance of Infection Control in Aesthetics
Infection control techniques should be an important aspect of every aesthetic related business. It is important to closely follow these practices in every service you are offering to your clients to ensure the overall health and wellbeing of your clients and yourself. Following a good routine in terms of hygiene and infection control, will prevent you from having fines by the health departments or possible lawsuits. Having the appropriate infection control techniques your business will also help you and your aesthetic business to develop a good reputation for clean and hygienic facilities.
Good reputation and positive word of mouth of proper hygiene is key in having a successful and reputable business. Even though the established methods and protocols for infection control are widely practiced, you should not overlook them, these are crucial in keeping you, your fellow workers, your clients, and the public healthy. By overlooking steps that may not seem pertinent, you are putting many people, including yourself, at risk. This can lead to even bigger consequences such as legal trouble, permanent damage, and even the possibility of business closure.
A good way to ensure the highest standards in the aesthetic industry and to implement it in your clinic is to get accredited through an Infection Control and Prevention Training course. One of the best options is to get a certification offered by the Aesthetic Accreditation International. Scalpa has paired up with AAI to ensure our students have the best education and are setting the highest standard in their business practice. Now more than ever, infection control practice is so important for everybody.
AAI offers certification and accreditation in Infection Control and Prevention. In this course, you will learn all the necessary information in protecting yourself and others from dangerous infections, so you can ultimately control and prevent them from occurring. This training is so important and is often required in many businesses and states. Certification will last 2 years, after which renewal will be required to stay up-to-date with the latest studies, protocols, and standards.
Some Practices You Should Be Aware of Include:
- Clean all your tools with hot water and soap before disinfecting them
- When it comes to purchasing disinfectants, only choose products that are approved by EPA and that kill Polio and tuberculosis, which are some of the most resistant infectious diseases.
- Before disinfecting, make sure you read the directions on your product and follow the instructions for better results.
- Never reuse single-use items, instead, throw them after every use.
- Never do double-dip when waxing
- Sanitize your hands before every contact with the client
- To remove latex gloves, turn them inside out and dispose of them appropriately
- Remember to clean and disinfect your work surfaces at the end of the day, but also before a new client comes in.
- There are many more useful techniques that are covered in the course.
With the certification offered by the Aesthetic Accreditation International, you'll provide your clients with a guarantee of the highest standards of safety and quality in your clinic.
Where Can Infections Occur In Aesthetic Services?
Infection can occur everywhere, especially when proper infection control standards are not followed closely. Some examples of common services or practices that can result in infection if not taking precautions include:
- Permanent makeup
- Invasive facial treatments
- Needleless injections
- Failure to follow aftercare
- Injections (filler, Botox, fat dissolved, etc.)
- Nail treatments
- Lash procedures
- Hair treatments
- And many many more
What is Infection Control Training?
We all have become ill or had an infection at some point in our lives. Infections are simply viewed as a major aspect of day by day life. With today's Coronavirus Pandemic this knowledge is more important than ever. Make sure your certification stays up-to-date.
Be that as it may, did you know one of the most noteworthy hazard spots to get a disease is at human services offices, for example, clinics, clinical workplaces, dental workplaces, and so on. This course will educate you on the following:
- The history of infection control
- Prevention and control
- Hand hygiene
- Personal protective equipment
- Tool safety
- Environment sanitation
- Sharps and injection safety
- Occupational Health and safety
- Sepsis and more
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are among the most well-known problems of medical administrations around the world. These occur when someone comes in for one illness and catches an infection causing another illness. Infections are also highly prevalent in aesthetic related businesses as well such as medspas. Infections can occur, especially when not following infection control guidelines but common occurrences happen with injectables, permanent makeup, plastic surgery, waxing, invasive facial treatments, etc.
Does your organization have an infection control compliance program?
All healthcare facilities should adopt infection control compliance programs to ensure that individual staff and the organization as a whole are adhering to industry standards governing infection prevention and control.
AAI offers training and certification on Infection Control for an individual or an organization. A wide range of infection control topics is discussed in this training such as chain of infection, prevention and control, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, environmental controls, sharps, and injection safety, occupational health, sepsis, etc. Case studies are also provided to apply principles learned to real-world situations.
Who Needs to Comply with Infection Control?
Infection Control should be integrated into the daily process of all those working in healthcare and professional aesthetics services including:
- Medical offices and clinics
- Med spas
- Aesthetics professionals
- Doctors and nurses
- Medical students
- Healthcare administration
- Birthing professionals
- Social workers
- Medical laboratories
- Microblading professionals
- Permanent makeup Professionals
- Medical research
- Nursing homes
- Tattoo Artists
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Healthcare professionals/workers
Infection Control Training and Certification for Individuals
The Individual Training is for a single individual looking to obtain an Infection Control certification to provide to an employer/organization as proof of training for compliance purposes.
- Only $34.99 for an individual
- Course fully accredited by AAI medical professionals
- Get your Infection Control certification in about three hours
- Receive your Infection Control certificate immediately upon completion
- Unlimited final exam retakes (guaranteed certificate)
- 2 Year nationally recognized certificate
- Training that is simple and easy to understand
- Up to 90 days to take and review the training
This course includes more information than you need to know as a non-medical professional. This course in no way certifies anyone to perform injections. This course will educate non-medical professionals on safety, sanitation, transmission, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and make you a more informed professional. We believe that all tattoo artists, pmu artists, microbladers, and estheticians should have this knowledge as well and medical professionals. We believe we can keep more organizations, aesthetics professionals, aesthetics clients, and tattoo clients safe by arming yourself with this knowled