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Advanced Medical Laser Safety

Advanced Medical Laser Safety

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Course Length

Length: 125 Minutes (190 slides)


Contact Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16357, for 2 contact hours.



This program is divided into a Physics Module and a Medical Devices Module. The Physics Module introduces students to the properties and physics of laser light. The Medical Devices Module focuses how laser light interacts with different absorbers in tissue with a variety of different medical lasers and delivery systems. It also looks at the key specialties utilizing this technology.


Course Contents:

  • Physics
  • Medical Devices
  • Beam and Non-Beam Hazards
  • Laser Safety Policies and Procedures


Course Objectives:

  • Discuss basic laser science as the foundation for staff, Laser Operators, Laser Users and/or Laser Safety Officers.
  • Identify the components of commonly used medical lasers and their delivery systems.
  • Determine the beam and non-beam hazards associated with medical laser systems.
  • Describe the significance of the ANSI Z136.3 standard to all clinical environments utilizing laser devices.
  • Describe what control measures are needed for beam and non-beam hazards to ensure safe practice.
  • Understand how to apply international, national, state, and local regulatory and non- governmental standards to facility safety programs.
  • Discuss how a laser safety program shall be established within one’s facility.