Living in NSW or South Eastern Qld and want to learn everything about laser and IPL treatments?
We are delighted to be partnering with Lismore Destiny Cosmetic and Wellness Clinic for this laser/IPL safety workshop. This course is suitable for anyone who wants to operate a laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) device. It is for beginners or as a refresher. It is a combination of a laser/IPL safety course PLUS an afternoon of practical demonstrations on a multitude of devices and an "insider's look" at a highly functioning clinic. Learn how to avoid costly mistakes and make great clinical and business decisions.
Places are limited!
Who is it for?
GPs, doctors, nurses, beauty therapists, and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists or someone wanting to just get started in the industry.
Mode of delivery
Face to face, classroom style and hands-on clinical experience
Investment of time
8.45 for a 9.00am start - 5pm. Assessment is a two-hour, online, open-book exam done in your own time. The final few hours of the day will be spent with practical demonstrations.
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 a clinically current laser therapist that holds 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. Trainer holds a full Queensland Laser Use Licence.
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 and plenty of exposure to a high functioning clinic. Course fees include morning tea.
Destiny, 45 Molesworth Street
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.