Get your Laser Safety Certificate completed in one day, live and interactive with Adjunct Associate Professor Elissa O'Keefe
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The perfect Laser Safety Certificate regardless of where you work, or plan to work. Meets AS/NZS and international standards.
Interactive, informative, and engaging. Learn efficiently and get your skills and career up and going in no time.
This is the perfect Refresher course if a Laser Safety Officer (LSO) course hasn't been done since March 2018 when the new AS/NZS Standard 4173 was released.
Who is it for?
Doctors, nurses, any staff who are in contact with lasers in the operating suite. Anyone who is wanting to start a career in the area or who needs laser safety training.
Mode of delivery
Zoom webinar. If you're new to these here's how to join in, it's very easy! You will be able to automatically download your certificate after you successfully complete the online quiz afterward.
Investment of time
9.30am-3pm (AEST). Breaks at 11-11.15am and 1-1.30pm. Assessment is an online two-hour, open-book quiz done afterward. A workbook is provided to assist note-taking.
This course will help you meet the minimum national certification requirements in all Australian states and territories when using a laser.
Enrol now for just $229
By the end of this course you will:
- Have an understanding of the safety precautions required when using lasers in clinical practice
- Be able to identify potential risks and identify resources to develop safety plans for the use of lasers in a clinical setting
- Know how to classify, explain and select appropriate lasers or a variety of clinical presentations
- Be able to explain the scientific underpinning of how and why lasers operate
- Identify the tissue interactions when using lasers and identify and interpret the legal considerations for the use of laser and technologies
NOTE: Please note that some countries/provinces/states/territories have specific requirements for using a laser. More on the Australian rules HERE.
Important cancellation notice: If you are unable to attend and advise us within 24 hours we will move you to another timeslot. Non-attendance for any reason without 24 hours or more notice will result in forfeiting your fees and re-enrolment at additional cost. This is because places are limited and valuable.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
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
- 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
- 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.
Enrol now for just $229
We don’t want anything to get in the way of you achieving your dreams and supercharging your career. That’s why we offer Openpay. In three simple steps, get started.
- 1. Choose Openpay at enrolment and follow the steps to sign up.
- 2. Pay your first instalment today, spread the rest over weekly or fortnightly instalments. We will have you enrolled straight away.
- 3. Your remaining payments will be taken automatically from your chosen card.
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Meets AU/NZS Standards
This is a Laser Safety Certificate and a Laser Safety Officer Certificate too.
This course is accepted for licensing purposes by Queensland Government Radiation Health, Government of Western Australia Radiological Council; Health Protection, and the Tasmanian Government Radiation Protection Unit.
Build your career and be highly employable
This is the fundamental certification required to use a laser, operate a laser, or be a Laser Safety Officer anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
What happens once I enrol?
An email confirming your enrolment will be sent immediately and then you will be sent your Zoom login details in a second, separate email. If this second email doesn't show up, please check your spam folder. The day before, you will be sent your workbook and login details for your end of course quiz. If you do not receive an email with your log in details please check that the email hasn't been blocked by your firewall.
Any questions? Call us on 1300 001 808 or Contact Us.
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