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Continuing Education Classes
Want to learn more? These classes geared toward beauty professionals will help you safely service clients with cancer.
Oncology Manicuring 101
Run by: beauty brand Nontoxique
You’ll learn: A foundational introduction to working with clients with cancer, including knowledge, modules, products, home care, business integration, and a ready-to-go hospital to spa “Cancer Care Package” to start outreach immediately.
More information: www.nontoxique.com
The Advanced Nail Technician Certificate Program (ANT-C)
Run by: MediNail Learning Center
You’ll learn: How to work safely, especially on clients such as those with cancer and other chronic conditions, including service precautions. The class also discusses how to convince podiatrists and other physicians to refer their patients to salons. The learning center also offers a Medical Nail Technician Program, which instructs you on how to work in a podiatry office.
More information: www.medinails.com
Monthly Educational Webinars
Run by: International Pedicure Association (IPA)
You’ll learn: IPA webinars on infection control will help you properly handle at-risk clients such as those with cancer. The IPA also plans to offer a webinar specifically on servicing clients with cancer. The current webinar is always highlighted on www.pedicureassociation.org.
More information: E-mail [email protected] for a webinar invitation.
Certified Master Pedicurist (CMP) 4-Day Program; Infection Control 1-Day Program
Run by: North American School of Podology
You’ll learn: The CMP program includes information on the implications of chronic illnesses on pedicures, diseases and disorders of the skin and nails, and sanitation, disinfection, and sterilization. The Infection Control class covers proper cleaning and disinfecting of foot baths, disinfectant ingredients, microbiology, and personal protective equipment. Higher-level classes are also offered: Comprehensive Foot and Leg Evaluation; Advanced Skin and Nail Pathology, Diabetic Foot Syndrome; Residence Practicum; and Enhance Your Massage Techniques.
More information: www.northamericanschoolofpodology.com
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