Medical Emergencies in Cosmetic Practice

This course is specifically designed to provide cosmetic practice clinicians with the knowledge to identify symptoms and signs which might indicate an emergent medical condition. It will equip participants with the skills to implement potentially life-saving interventions prior to ambulance or emergency department assessment.

ūüďÖ Monday 30 August 2021

This training is suitable for all cosmetic clinic staff including medical, nursing, reception and other support staff.

The course will prepare you to respond to common, often life-threatening medical emergencies such as: Anaphylaxis, Asthma, cardiac emergencies, Epileptic seizure, Stroke, Syncope, burns, chemical eye burns. Basic Life Support certification will be completed as part of this program.

The course is offered by Alfred Health in collaboration with Monash University and the Dermatology Institute of Victoria.


This is a provisional program, subject to change.

0800-0815         Welcome & introduction
0815-0945         Cosmetic Emergencies
0845-0945         Transforming teams and systems
0945-1005         Your Clinic Pharmacy
1005-1025         Basic Airway Management
1025-1035         Question time

1035-1100         Morning tea

1100-1120         Risks in the consulting room
1120-1145         Cryolypolysis Complications
1145-1200         Epileptic Seizure
1200-1215         Anaphylaxis
1215-1230         Hypoglycaemia
1230-1245         Stroke

1245-1330         Lunch

1330-1345         The Choking Child
1345-1400         Syncope
1400-1410         Asthma
1410-1425         Eye Injuries
1425-1440         Cardiac Emergencies
1440-1455         Lignocaine Toxicity
1455-1515         A review of Hyalase

1515-1535         Afternoon Tea

1535-1655         WORKSHOPS
1655-1700         Close and questions


Medical Emergencies in Cosmetic Practice
AUD $425.00 + GST

Nursing / Administration
AUD $275.00 + GST


If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. Please advise substitutions via email so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk. CPD hours will be allocated to the substitute delegate. 

Refunds (non-COVID): 

  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days before the event: no refund, cancellation must be in writing.

Please note, when you register, you will be agreeing to the following:


  • Unfortunately, in very rare cases due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reason, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.
  • The content of this course is directed at (appropriately licensed and trained) medical/nursing practitioners.¬† It represents current information about the provision of emergency care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as, medical advice. Any concerns regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, course dates¬†and conditions of participation for courses within-person attendance are subject to change based on government advice.¬†This includes (but is not limited to) attendance by those with symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting COVID-19 test results, furloughed from work due to COVID-19, or having travelled overseas or in Australian government identified COVID-19 Hot Spot areas within the last 14 days.¬†If you¬†fit, or are concerned about any of these criterias near your course date, we¬†kindly¬†request you cancel your registration¬†to ensure safety for all. Cancelled registrations can be transferred to an alternative course or held in credit and used¬†any time in the next 24 months.¬†Please be advised that all participants will be required to complete an electronic attestation regarding COVID-19 on arrival at each course date.¬†
For more information about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator.

James Cameron
Alfred Health
Telephone: 03 9903 0803
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