Medical Laser Safety Officer Training

Course Begins Ends
Medical Laser Safety Officer – San Diego, CA 11/06/2010 11/07/2010
Medical Laser Safety Officer – Chicago, IL 11/13/2010 11/14/2010
Medical Laser Safety Officer – Atlanta, GA 02/12/2011 02/13/2011
Medical Laser Safety Officer – San Jose, CA 03/12/2011 03/13/2011
Improve the Health of Your Medical Laser Safety Program.
Enroll in LIA’s Medical Laser Safety Officer Course.

Are you an RN, OR supervisor, surgical tech or training coordinator who has been assigned the critical responsibility of LSO in a medical facility? Designed to meet the special needs of medical professionals, LIA’s Medical Laser Safety Course will provide the training you need to build and maintain a successful laser safety program.

As an LSO at a medical facility, you have a unique set of responsibilities. Not only is laser safety a top priority to protect your staff, but it is critical to protecting your patients. Our MLSO training program addresses the specific laser safety protocols as they relate to medical and health care environments.

Why take this course?
  • Learn how to implement a laser safety program in a medical facility.
  • Stay on the cutting-edge of medical laser safety strategies, including the current treatment modalities with lasers.
  • Expand your knowledge of laser hazards and their effects, especially in the OR.
  • Gain applicable knowledge (with real-world examples) you can utilize today to protect your patients and staff from the dangers of lasers in medical facilities.
Course Overview – Laser Safety is the Best Medicine.

Designed to give operating room personnel a basic foundation, you will gain valuable knowledge and understanding of laser biophysics, tissue interaction and laser safety in a medical environment. The course addresses laser safety protocols according to the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities standard, AORN recommended practices and ASLMS practices.

Plus, this course meets all LSO training requirements outlined by ANSI, OSHA and JCAHO. In addition to the working knowledge you will gain, you will earn 9.95 Contact Hours and 1.5 BLS CM Points by the Board of Laser Safety.

You will learn laser safety practices that can be applied immediately at your medical facility. Here’s what you’ll learn:
  • Study laser biophysics and tissue interactions
  • Review and apply laser safety standards from ANSI Z136.3 for Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities
  • Learn the effects and characteristics of different laser wavelengths on tissue
  • Examine the current treatment modalities with lasers
  • Understand the responsibilities of a Laser Safety Officer in a medical facility
  • Gain a complete understanding of the laser hazard classification system
  • Increase your knowledge of protocols and recommended practices when implementing a laser safety program
  • Acquire the expertise to explain operational skills with the different laser delivery devices
  • List the indications for specific patient selection when utilizing the different laser wavelengths
Why select LIA for your medical laser safety training?
The registration fee includes:
  • Complete course manual including a resource CD with sample documentation including laser log, standard operating procedures, safety audit, and policies and skills
  • ANSI Z136.3 (2005) Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities lasersafety standard
  • LIA Guide for Selection of Laser Eye Protection
  • MLSO certificate of completion
  • 9.95 Contact Hours upon completion of the course evaluation*

*Contact hours are provided by the Laser Institute of America, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 14801, for 9.95 contact hours.

Why select LIA for your medical laser safety training?
  • Setting the standards in Laser Safety Training for over 40 years – We literally wrote the book on laser safety standards. LIA is the secretariat for ANSI Z136 Safe Use of Lasers, the foundation for laser safety standards nationwide.
  • World leader in laser safety education – LIA trains more Laser Safety Officers than any other organization in the world. In fact, other laser safety organizations come to LIA for education and training resources.
  • Experience counts – LIA’s knowledgeable instructors are among the most experienced experts in the laser industry, and many sit on the ANSI standards committee.
  • Employee safety is a top priority – With the goal of keeping the workplace safe from laser hazards, LIA and OSHA formed an alliance to provide laser safety training resources for industrial and medical organizations.
About the Author
Steven Glover is a proud member of the LIA staff. When he is not at work he is actively involved in several charitable efforts.
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