The course content follows the recommendations of ASNZS4173:2004.

Who Should Do The Course?

Perioperative Nurses, Health professionals in skin cancer clinics, Beauticians,
 Plastic surgery health professionals, Laser Technicians, Ophthalmologists, 
Skin Specialist and Dermatologists.

Suitable for persons who wish to be licensed to use laser apparatus for surgical procedures, cosmetic procedures or maintenance, repair or commissioning or who wish to obtain a radiation safety officer certificate for laser practices carrying out surgical procedures or cosmetic procedures.

Facilitators

Courses are delivered by either Professor Lee Collins or Professor Laurence J Walsh.

1. Laser Safety Training (Half Day)

The lecturer will present a comprehensive programme
 that covers ALL surgical
and cosmetic lasers and includes:

  • Physics and the operation of lasers
  • Interaction of laser radiation with tissue
  • Hazards of surgical lasers
  • Laser safety
  • The role of the laser operator/nurse

2. Laser Officer Training

The lecturer will present a comprehensive programme
 that covers ALL surgical
and cosmetic lasers and includes:

  • Physics and the operation of lasers
  • Interaction of laser radiation with tissue
  • Hazards of surgical lasers
  • Laser safety
  • The role of the laser operator/nurse
  • Extra training for Laser Safety Officers includes:
  • Role and responsibilities of the LSO
  • Administrative controls, audits and checking credentials
  • Laser clarification and hazard area assessment
  • Australian Standards requirements
  • Relevant ACORN standards
  • Accident response

Qualification Awarded Upon Successfully Completing The Course

Certificates of completion will be emailed to graduates post course, enabling you to apply for a Laser Licence. Device Technologies also provides training on the care, maintenance and servicing of laser fibres.

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This workshop is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 3.5 CPD hours (half day) and 4 CPD hours ( full day) according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

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