LIA Medical Laser Safety Training – September 2010

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Laser Institute of America – Your Laser Safety Authority

Laser Institute of America (LIA) is the international society dedicated to fostering laser, laser applications and laser safety worldwide. Today, this unwavering dedication continues to propel LIA forward as we meet the growing demand for continuing education and safety training. LIA trains more Laser Safety Officers than any other organization in the world, and as the secretariat of the ANSI Z136 series of laser safety standards, the foundation of laser safety programs nationwide, LIA has assisted laser users in developing and implementing safety programs for over 40 years.

To help serve the medical communities, we are proud to offer flexible and convenient learning options including online training, in the classroom, or even on-site. Check out how the LIA can help your laser safety program with the resources below. Get your laser safety training and education from the leading laser safety source, Laser Institute of America, publisher of the ANSI Z136 series of laser safety standards.

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Medical Laser Safety Officer

Boston, MA
September 18-19, 2010

This course is designed to give the operating room personnel a basic foundation in laser biophysics, tissue interaction and laser safety. Laser safety protocols will be addressed according to the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities standard, AORN recommended practices, and ASLMS practices. Instruction is accomplished through didactics, and discussions. This course is worth 9.95 Contact Hours, 1.5 BLS CM Points, 1.84 ABIH CM Points, and 13 CECs by AAHP.

  • Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
  • Kay Ball, RN, BSN, MSA, PhD, CNOR, FA AN
Who Should Attend
RNs, OR supervisors, surgical techs, training coordinators or anybody who has been assigned the responsibility of LSO in a medical facility.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss laser biophysics and tissue interactions
  • Discuss the laser safety standards according to ANSI
  • List the effects and characteristics of laser wavelengths on tissue
  • Discuss the current treatment modalities with lasers
  • List the indications for specific patient selection when utilizing the different laser wavelengths
  • Explain the operational skills with the different laser delivery devices
  • List the advantages of the laser
Contact Hours
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.

Included in Registration Fees

All attendees will receive a course manual including a resource CD with useful LSO documentation forms, ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Healthcare Facilities standard, LIA Guide for Selection of Laser Eye Protection, and a certificate of completion.
Course Fee: $695 (LIA Member – $595)
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Advanced Medical Laser Safety Officer


Atlanta, GA
September 9-12, 2010

This course will be held at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth which is located outside Atlanta.  Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth was completed in 2006, and was designed from the ground up to combine a quiet, healing environment with the latest in digital technology.  The end result is a hospital that promotes patient healing while offering the very latest medical technologies for efficient treatment and quick recovery times.

This course is three and a half days long and is designed to provide Medical Laser Safety Officers an in depth and thorough look at laser biophysics, tissue interaction, laser delivery systems followed with a hands-on demonstration on multiple laser systems, surgical smoke plume management, anesthesia protocols, laser safety protocols according to the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities standard, and laser safety program management and audits. Instruction is accomplished through discussion, didactics and hands-on demonstrations. This course is worth 17 Contact Hours, 3.5 BLS CM Points and 12 CECs by AAHP.

Who Should Attend
Established Laser Safety Officers, and new Laser Safety Officers who would like an In-depth knowledge of laser safety and program management in a medical environment.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss laser biophysics and tissue interactions
  • List the safety standards according to ANSI, Association of Perioperative Nurses, and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Describe the essential steps that must be in place to ensure safety for patients and personnel
  • Describe the roles & responsibilities of the healthcare professional using lasers
  • List 3 precautions taken for upper airway laser procedures
  • Discuss what standard operating procedures consist of and what records must be kept
  • Discuss what to look for in a laser safety audit
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas and possible solutions
Contact Hours
Contact hours are provided by the Laser Institute of America, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 14801, for 17 contact hours.

Included in Registration Fees

All attendees will receive a course manual including a resource CD with useful LSO documentation forms, ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Healthcare Facilities standard, ANSI Z136.1 for Safe Use of Laser standard, LIA Guide for Selection of Laser Eye Protection, and a certificate of completion.
Course Fee: $1,045 (LIA Member – $995)
Click Here to Register Today
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