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This fall two of our talented nurses received additional certification from the Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board. We would like to take this time spot light the achievements of these two fantastic nurses: Maureen Dolan BSN, MSN, CANS, our certified injector, and Jill Chipperfield BSN, CPSN a member of our surgical nursing team. Maureen received her certification as a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and Jill received her certification as a Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse. They are two of only a handful of certified nurse specialists practicing in the North East.

The importance of certification in the field of plastic surgery cannot be overstated. As noted in our earlier blog entitled The Importance of Certification, “there has been a rise in cardiologists, oncologists, and emergency room physicians performing plastic surgery procedures without the proper board certification”. Although it is not required for nurses working within the plastic surgery field to receive the same level of certification as plastic surgeons, Dr. Sullivan strives to ensure his patients are receiving the best care possible and supports the further education and certification of his team members.

The Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board was first established in 1989 with the mission of encouraging and promoting a high standard of excellence in the field of plastic surgical nursing. They encourage and recognize that education, research, and clinical practice in a plastic surgery environment are necessary for plastic surgical nurses to attain highly developed skill sets. This board provides professional recognition of the achievements of nurses dedicated to this aesthetic specialty.

Jill Chipperfield is currently only one of two nurses in Rhode Island to attain certification as a Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse and Maureen Dolan is only one of two nurses in the North East to attain certification as a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. Let us all congratulate these fantastic nurses for their time and dedication to this specialty.

For more information on the importance of nursing certification please read: American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) position statement on RN Certification http://www.nursingcertification.org/pdf/value_certification.pdf

Jill & Maureen ASPS RN BLOG 12-16-13

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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

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