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Is Instagram encouraging skin infections? Here are four pillars for nurses to follow

02 April 2023
Volume 12 · Issue 3


Trends on Instagram may generate concerns over cleanliness practice for nurses. In light of this, Kate Monteith-Ross recommends four pillars for clinical professionals to follow

As a clinical professional, a director, and leading injector of an aesthetics clinic in the Southeast (in the process of getting licenced under the Care Quality Commission (CQC)), I wonder where the benchmark has gone.

We all know complications are real, and although we often see the emotional images of a vascular occlusion cascade our social media platforms, we hear very little about its less engaging friend—bacterial infections. Non-surgical treatments are on the rise, the industry is still unregulated, and we still lack standardised licenses for premises. The level of complications is rising as a result (Baker, 2018). However poorly they may be reported, the presence is real.

As medical professionals, we are aware of threats to our patients that can be brought far away from our clinic rooms: antibiotic resistance and skin infections. It is clearer than ever that prevention deserves to be an area of focus. Therefore, in this article I will discuss four pillars of prevention:

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