Professional Ethics, ProfessionalOrganizations, and Continuing Education
Learning Objectives  1.) Understand the importance of being professional.  2.) Define ethics.  3.) Appreciate the importan...
Key TermsContinuing-educationEthicsProfessionalism
ProfessionalismSkill, competence, and character expected of a member of a trained professionCharacterized by:  Punctual...
Punctuality  Means arriving with enough time to complete ALL    necessary tasks before greeting the first client.    Sto...
DressDress appropriately  No cleavage or offensive tattoos showing  Clean lab coatHygiene  Clean  Hair neatly off th...
PolitenessCheerful greeting, use patient’s nameThings to Avoid:  Expletives, religious words, sensitive subjects, gossi...
Conduct Provide a drape Leave while client undresses Knock before re-entering Avoid crude and tasteless jokes (excessi...
EthicsMoral standards and principles governing appropriate conduct for an individual or group.Professional Ethics is wha...
Example of Moral EthicsYou work part time in a clinic and also offer services out of your house.A client who regularly s...
Example of EthicsDo not make unsubstantiated claims or promisesBe honest about the expected resultsDO NOT say “You’ll g...
Continuing EducationYou must keep abreast of the latest technology and information.Clients are researching and learning ...
How can you stay at the top of your game?Reading booksResearching onlineAttending conferences, conventions, seminars, a...
Benefits of Professional OrganizationsAbide by the standards and ethics that are set forthImprove techniques, continue e...
The Society for Clinical and Medical HairRemoval, Inc.Has aggressive platform of promoting the benefits of laser hair rem...
American Society for Laser Medicine andSurgery, Inc.http://www.aslms.org/Mission: Promotes excellence in patient care by...
Continuing EducationClasses offered at conventions  Manufacturers put them on and focus on their products, often    comp...
1.) What is meant by the term “professionalethics”?What is right and wrong morally in conduct in the work  environment.
2.) Give an example of unethical behavior.Making false promises or claims.Inconsistency in pricing of services.
3.) Name 4 unprofessional actions.Dressing inappropriatelyBeing lateBad hygiene (body odor, breath, hair, nails)Gossip...
4.) List 4 benefits of membership in aprofessional organization.Raises our level of standards/ethicsImprovement of techn...
5.) What are some things you will needto do prior to your 1st appointment for theday ?  Stocking supplies (razors, gauze,...
6.) What are some topics that should bediscussed with the client?Their progressUpcoming occasionsThe topic of THEM!! No...
7.) How can you stay on top of newtechnology and information?Reading booksResearching onlineAttending conferences, conv...
8.) If working on the bikini area, what are 3important things you should do?Provide a drapeLeave while client undresses...
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  1. 1. Professional Ethics, ProfessionalOrganizations, and Continuing Education
  2. 2. Learning Objectives 1.) Understand the importance of being professional. 2.) Define ethics. 3.) Appreciate the importance of keeping up on the latest technologies in the field. 4.) Explain the importance of joining professional organizations. 5.) Understand the importance of earning continuing education credits.
  3. 3. Key TermsContinuing-educationEthicsProfessionalism
  4. 4. ProfessionalismSkill, competence, and character expected of a member of a trained professionCharacterized by: Punctuality Dress code Language
  5. 5. Punctuality Means arriving with enough time to complete ALL necessary tasks before greeting the first client. Stocking supplies (razors, gauze, cleanser, gloves) Putting ice & gel in ice chest Turning on and calibrating laser Getting chair ready Check voicemail and email from previous night
  6. 6. DressDress appropriately No cleavage or offensive tattoos showing Clean lab coatHygiene Clean Hair neatly off the face Aware of body odor and breath (mints between clients) Nails (short and clean) Careful of perfumes
  7. 7. PolitenessCheerful greeting, use patient’s nameThings to Avoid: Expletives, religious words, sensitive subjects, gossip, personal problemsThings to Discuss: Client progress, upcoming occasions, REMEMBER DETAILS
  8. 8. Conduct Provide a drape Leave while client undresses Knock before re-entering Avoid crude and tasteless jokes (excessive hair growth in bikini area) Do not discuss the service or health issues in front of others
  9. 9. EthicsMoral standards and principles governing appropriate conduct for an individual or group.Professional Ethics is what is right and wrong morally in conduct in the work environment.
  10. 10. Example of Moral EthicsYou work part time in a clinic and also offer services out of your house.A client who regularly sees you in the clinic finds out that you offer services at a lower rate in your home.She asks to start going to your home.Ethically you are bound to say no since that person was brought into the clinic first.
  11. 11. Example of EthicsDo not make unsubstantiated claims or promisesBe honest about the expected resultsDO NOT say “You’ll get 100% permanent removal.”DO NOT say “Sure, I can remove that gray hair for you.”
  12. 12. Continuing EducationYou must keep abreast of the latest technology and information.Clients are researching and learning more Be prepared to answer questions in an educated and informed manner. If you don’t know, admit it and then research the answer.
  13. 13. How can you stay at the top of your game?Reading booksResearching onlineAttending conferences, conventions, seminars, and trade shows.
  14. 14. Benefits of Professional OrganizationsAbide by the standards and ethics that are set forthImprove techniques, continue educationProvide literature – inform & educateHelps instill trust and confidence, shows you have the training neededOnline directories, advertisingLegal counsel, discounted insuranceAdvanced credentialing
  15. 15. The Society for Clinical and Medical HairRemoval, Inc.Has aggressive platform of promoting the benefits of laser hair removal as a method of permanent hair reduction.National Certification Exam: http://www.scmhr.org/clinicians/certified-laser.php
  16. 16. American Society for Laser Medicine andSurgery, Inc.http://www.aslms.org/Mission: Promotes excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies worldwide.
  17. 17. Continuing EducationClasses offered at conventions Manufacturers put them on and focus on their products, often complimentaryContinuing Education Credits (CEUs) Lectures given by leaders and experts in the industry. Online courses Many professional organizations require CEUs.
  18. 18. 1.) What is meant by the term “professionalethics”?What is right and wrong morally in conduct in the work environment.
  19. 19. 2.) Give an example of unethical behavior.Making false promises or claims.Inconsistency in pricing of services.
  20. 20. 3.) Name 4 unprofessional actions.Dressing inappropriatelyBeing lateBad hygiene (body odor, breath, hair, nails)Gossiping and discussing other sensitive subjects
  21. 21. 4.) List 4 benefits of membership in aprofessional organization.Raises our level of standards/ethicsImprovement of techniques/knowledgeLiteratureInspires trust and confidenceOnline directories – advertisingLegal counsel, discount insuranceCredentials
  22. 22. 5.) What are some things you will needto do prior to your 1st appointment for theday ? Stocking supplies (razors, gauze, cleanser, gloves) Putting ice & gel in ice chest Turning on and calibrating laser Getting chair ready Check voicemail and email from previous night
  23. 23. 6.) What are some topics that should bediscussed with the client?Their progressUpcoming occasionsThe topic of THEM!! Not you!
  24. 24. 7.) How can you stay on top of newtechnology and information?Reading booksResearching onlineAttending conferences, conventions, seminars, and trade shows
  25. 25. 8.) If working on the bikini area, what are 3important things you should do?Provide a drapeLeave while client undressesKnock before re-entering

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