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Medical Laser Safety Officer

Online Training Certification Course

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

Laser technology has transformed modern medicine. Neurosurgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, and many other healthcare disciplines use lasers to perform precise procedures. But with these advances come new risks to patients and professionals alike. Healthcare facilities manage these risks by assigning safety duties to a medical laser safety officer (LSO).

This online training course in medical laser safety explains how to use laser technology safely and ensure that other workers do as well. LSOs are usually responsible for creating and enforcing hospital laser safety procedures, and this course covers those guidelines.

This course is for:
Laser safety officer training teaches healthcare professionals how to create and maintain an organizational culture of safety in the medical use of lasers. Elements of the course apply to all workers who operate lasers, but this safety training goes a step farther to train LSOs how to perform their unique duties as overseers.

Available languages: 100+ languages - translation provided by Google Translate (Select Language bottom of page)

Case Study: In 2003, an unsupervised graduate student working with a Class 4 laser was attempting to repeat an alignment procedure that he had observed only once when the beam was reflected into his eyes by a mirror, causing retinal burn to both eyes. The student was not wearing eye protection, and because he did not fully understand the procedure, he used a procedure of his own design that was unauthorized and unsafe. In addition, the laser was not registered, had not been reviewed by the LSO, and did not have the required postings and documentation.

Key Takeaways: To avoid accidents like this, only trained, authorized personnel should work with hazardous lasers unsupervised. In addition, it is important to wear eye protection and follow all standard operating procedures.

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Governing Regulations

This medical laser training is based on the best practices recommended by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) in ANSI Z136. This online certification also meets the following industry standards:

  • FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Federal Laser Product Performance Standard (FLPPS)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60825-1
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 70 and Code 115

What You'll Learn

  • Key Terms
  • Lasers Overview
  • Statistics
  • Responsibilities
  • Regulations
  • Laser Safety Programs
  • Training for Physicians
  • Credentialing
  • Training for Non-Physicians
  • Training for Support Staff
    Laser Hazards
  • Laser Classifications
  • Biological Effects
  • Beam Hazards to the Eye
  • Symptoms of Eye Exposure
  • Beam Hazards to the Skin
  • Reflection Hazards
  • Non-Beam Hazards
  • Electrical Hazard Potential
  • Fire and Explosion Hazards
  • Laser-Generated Airborne Contaminants
  • Gases, Dyes, and Solvents
  • Incident Response
  • Environmental Factors
  • Administrative Controls
  • Procedural Controls
  • Controlled Access
  • Area Warning Signs and Equipment Labels
  • Equipment Modifications
  • Engineering Control Measures
  • Engineering Control Measures - Interlocks
  • Maintenance
  • Safety Audits
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Care and Inspections of PPE
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 3 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

The industry best practice is for LSOs to receive fresh, ANSI-compliant training at least once every five years. Routine training encourages LSOs to set and maintain a professional culture of safety among employees who may be exposed to laser light while performing occupational tasks.

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

DeLinda W Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

I am impressed at how nicely organized and informative this program was.

Autumn V Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Very informative class

Thimaporn S Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

ระบบฝึกอบรมสะดวก กระชับต่อใจความสำคัญ เข้าใจง่ายใช้ได้จริงเรียนรู้ได้ตามเวลาที่สะดวก ไม่บังคับจนเกินไป ทำให้อยากเรียนคลอสต่อๆไป

Kaylee K Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Thank you for your online training. This was extremely helpful and I look forward to any other training you may have on laser safety.

Jennifer G Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

very good, complete information that will impact our Laser safety program. thank you.

Jasmine S Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

This course was extremely informative. It was direct and explained the information in a clear and concise manner. I truly learned by both reading and listening along. The Case study and quizes were very helpful as well.

Jennifer W Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Very Useful information.

Karen R Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

The course was very informative and beneficial for my laser performance.

Pam J Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

awesome course thank you!

Einreb G Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

A comprehensive training seminar

Annie R Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

I found this to be a very informative course. i learned a lot.

Bonnie N Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

This course was helpful in giving me a refresher on things I've learned over my years operating lasers in surgery

Rosette P Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Great program! I've learned so much with laser safety protocol.

Lizet R Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Informative, questions are straight from the lecture so its helpful.

Evelyn D Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

This is a very good course for the Laser Safety Officer position. It is a much better course than I had previously taken

Nicholas L Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Good quality course, time and expense fitting for the training required.

Letizia C Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Great experience

Sandra F Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

After reading all information, this test was still challenging but really made you think. I felt this was very good information.

Meghan M Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Very informative. Great information in order to best protect our staff and our patients and ensure compliance with regulations and state laws. Thank you.

Anil P Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

This course is very detail oriented and I am glad I have an opportunity to go through this training. It is very easy to follow and good material. Thank you.

Joshua F Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Great program!!!

Richard L Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Very Nice. An informative, and convenient way to obtain knowledge and a certificate.

Rodolfo P Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Good course. I will need to look into the resources provided and determine if it will help me keep my facility in compliance.

Kevin B Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

Very educational.

Angel M Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

This class was very educational for me.

Justine B Verified
Medical Laser Safety Officer

I appreciated the course. It did have a lot of useful information. I would, however, like to see more information related to AORN as most of the health care lasers are in that setting.



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