Upcoming Courses

10/14/2017
10/15/2017
11/04/2017
11/05/2017
01/27/2018
01/28/2018
03/03/2018
03/04/2018
09/15/2018
09/16/2018

For your convenience, this course is also available online.

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 health care 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. In addition to the working knowledge you will gain, you will earn 12 Contact Hours, 1.5 BLS CM Points by the Board of Laser Safety, 12 CECs by the AAHP and eligible for ABIH CM points.

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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 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

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.

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 immediately following this Medical Laser Safety Officer Training Course. This course fulfills the laser safety officer training prerequisite. 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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