Medical Laser Safety Officer Training
This course is designed in accordance with the ANSI Z136.3 Standards, Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care. It will prepare the student for their role as Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO). This laser safety program is designed to address specifics in laser safety and to give operating room personnel the knowledge and background they need to run a successful program in a medical and health care environment.
In-depth instruction will include laser physics, laser – tissue interaction, a review of regulations and standards, hazard classification, documentation, risk management and how to develop a compliant laser safety program.
Sample Course Agenda
|7:30-8:00||Registration and Introduction|
|8:00-8:30||Introductions to Lasers & Light, the History of Lasers in Medicine|
|8:30-10:30||Laser Science & Physics|
|10:45-12:00||Laser – Tissue Interaction|
|1:15-2:15||Laser Safety: Standards & Practices, Classifications, Administrative Protocols and Recommendations, Regulatory and Professional Organizations, ANSI Z136.3 Recommended Practices|
|3:00-4:00||Laser Safety: Continued|
|7:30-9:30||Laser Safety: Continued – Laser Treatment Control Area, Protective Eyewear, Mandatory Signage Requirements, Concepts of Common Laser Devices and Procedures|
|9:45-11:30||Laser Safety Program Administration – Laser Safety Officer’s Role and Responsibility|
|11:30-12:30||Anesthesia Protocols: Practice Guidelines for Head, Neck & Chest Procedures|
|12:30-1:30||Review & Summary|