We are delighted to be partnering again with Cosmedicon for this laser/IPL safety workshop in Sydney. This course is suitable for anyone who operates a laser or intense pulsed light (IPL). It is for beginners or as a refresher.
Places are limited!
Who is it for?
GPs, doctors, nurses, beauty therapists and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists, chiropractors, physiotherapists.
Mode of delivery
Face to face, classroom style
Investment of time
Sunday 10th November. 9.45 for a 10.00am start - 5pm. Assessment is a two-hour, online, open book exam done in your own time.
Operational characteristics of lasers
- Generation of the laser beam and propagation of light
- Characteristics of lasers and the laser beam
- Properties of different types of lasers
- Optical pathways
- Delivery systems and applicators/including IPL
- Laser controls, e.g. power/pulse/time settings, emergency control and delivery systems.
- Laser-tissue interactions
- Particular hazards of delivery systems
- Ocular and skin hazards
- Patient-specific hazards
- Reflected beam hazards
- Laser plume hazards
- Hazards related to anaesthesia and management of the shared airway
- Fire, explosion, electrical and environmental hazards.
Principles and procedures for safe laser use
- Standards, regulations and guidelines
- Laser classification and hazard analysis
- Audit of laser facilities
- Laser controls in health care facilities
- Examples of safe practice and programs
- Equipment inspection (quality assurance) protocols
- Investigation and management of laser accidents/incidents
- Eye protection and protective eyewear
- Potential for fire and explosion and protection against flammability hazards
- Management of airborne contaminants (laser plume)
- Electrical safety
- Laser controlled areas—designation, warning signs, entry controls, control of access to the laser
- Hazards of particular procedures
- Role and responsibilities of an LSO.
The course is taught by an AHPRA registered and clinically current RN with post-graduate qualifications that include a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment and laser safety certification and who is cognisant of the AS/NZS standard 4173 for laser and intense light systems.
What you will get
Education by a highly experienced clinician, the opportunity to network with peers, a workbook, access to the online exam, a certificate of completion. Course fees include morning tea.
Suite 2201, Level 22, Westfield Tower Two, 101 Grafton St, Bondi Junction NSW. Just near the David Jones entrance cnr Grafton and Grosvenor Sts. We will meet in the foyer and go upstairs together. All day parking is available at the Meriton Suites across the road or at Westfield.
This laser/IPL safety course can be used as the laser safety education evidence for a license application to Queensland Radiation Health (ED255), Government of Western Australia Radiological Council and the Tasmanian Government Radiation Protection Unit.
This laser safety course meets eight hours of continuing professional development (CPD) when applied according to relevant AHPRA guidelines. Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.
NOTE: THIS COURSE FORMS PART OF THE LASER SAFETY EDUCATIONAL EVIDENCE REQUIRED FOR LASER APPLICATIONS IN QUEENSLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND >TASMANIA. IT IS NOT A LICENCE.
Please contact us if you would like to send multiple staff
and we will provide a bespoke quote for you.