Length: 2 Days
Primary Instructor and Course Director: Patricia A. Owens, RN, BSN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR
Alternate Instructor: Patrick J. Clark, CMLSO
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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16357, for 17.4 contact hours. The BLS has awarded 2CM points for this course.Course Description:
The ANSI standards require the MLSO to have knowledge of laser systems, nominal hazard zones (NHZ), maximum per exposure limits (MPE), and the optical density (OD) of protective eyewear.
This two day course is designed for either the beginner or the intermediate student. Emphasis is on the development of a comprehensive laser safety program within a variety of differing health care facilities, and will assist participants in implementing the duties of the Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO).
The curriculum is based on ANSI Z136.3, OSHA, TJC and state standards.
The CMLSO exam is provided as an option with each registration.
- Basic laser operation and beam characteristics
- Review of a variety of medical laser systems
- Role of Medical Laser Safety Officer
- Basic bio-effects of different wavelengths, and medical/surgical applications
- Hazard analysis: MPE, NHZ, OD