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Medical Laser Safety Officer

Medical Laser Safety

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.

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$199.95 per student   (1-3)

$179.95 per student   (4-7)

$161.95 per student   (8-12)

$145.95 per student   (13-20)

$131.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

Select if you are purchasing this course to take yourself. It will automatically be assigned to you.

Yourself & Others
Select if you are purchasing more than one of this course for both yourself and others. One will be assigned to you automatically, and you can assign the remainder at any time after you have completed the purchase.

Select if you are purchasing one or more of this course for others. You can assign them at any time after you have completed the purchase.

What are the 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

Who must take this training?
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.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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 Takeaway: 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.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

A comprehensive training seminar
Einreb G

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great experience
Letizia C

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

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

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.
Anil P

Great program!!!
Joshua F

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

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

Very educational.
Kevin B

This class was very educational for me.
Angel M

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.
Justine B

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Welcome
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction
    • Key Terms
    • Lasers Overview
    • Statistics
    • Responsibilities
    • Regulations
    • Laser Safety Programs
    • Training
    • 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
  • Controls
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Medical Laser Safety Officer Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

How long is the course?
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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Medical Laser Safety Officer Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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