Medical Laser Safety Officer Training

Instructor-led Training - Course Overview

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 healthcare environments.

This course meets all LSO training requirements as outlined by the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care standard, OSHA, and The Joint Commission.

Watch the video below to see why a medical LSO is important in your medical facility...

For your convenience, this course is also available online.

Upcoming Courses

Virtual Platform - Zoom
07/13/2024 to 07/14/2024
New York, New York
09/07/2024 to 09/08/2024
Virtual Platform - Zoom
12/07/2024 to 12/08/2024

RNs, OR supervisors, surgical techs, training coordinators or anybody who has been assigned the responsibility of LSO in a medical facility.

  • Discuss laser biophysics and tissue interactions
  • Discuss the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care standard
  • 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
  • The operational skills with the different laser delivery devices
  • List the advantages of the laser

LIA has partnered with Agiliti (formerly UHS) to provide students valuable hands-on demonstrations of important laser safety concepts with real equipment on Day 2 of this training.

In addition to the working knowledge you will gain, you will earn 12 Contact Hours, 2.0 BLS CM Points by the Board of Laser Safety, 4 CECs by the AAHP and eligible for ABIH CM points.

All attendees will receive a course manual including a resource CD with useful LSO documentation forms, ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care standard, and a certificate of completion.

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This 2-day MLSO course is taught by Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, and is supplemented with a video demonstration by Richard Gama, CMLSO (Agiliti). This class will take place via Zoom. In this virtual course, students can ask questions to the instructor and discuss their laser safety programs together, while also saving time and travel expense, perfect for the busy schedules of working professionals in the medical fields.

In addition to the working knowledge you will gain, you will earn 13 Contact Hours and 2.0 BLS CM Points by the Board of Laser Safety.

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A certificate of completion is earned upon course completion; however, this should not be confused with becoming a certified medical laser safety officer (CMLSO). To become a CMLSO, you must meet specific requirements and pass a certification examination that is intended to promote professional advancement. This certification exam is given by the Board of Laser Safety (BLS).

The CMLSO examination is offered by the BLS via paper-and-pencil in the Spring and Fall, and is also available via computer-based testing centers through Prov Inc. For the most up-to-date test dates and locations, visit the BLS website. This course fulfills one of the eligibility pre-requisites. If you are interested in taking this optional CMLSO exam, please visit the BLS to review eligibility requirements. All applications must be submitted to the BLS at least 2-weeks prior to the exam date. All fees associated with the CMLSO examination are to be paid directly to the Board of Laser Safety.

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