Medical Laser Safety Officer & Certification
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$895, plus $100 discount for 30 day prepay
2 Day Seminars (Optional 3rd Day at no charge for Hands-On Laser work in Columbus Ohio)
INCLUDES the MLSO Certification Exams
For Surgical or Aesthetic Laser Safety Officers or Laser Operators
NEW! - Registrants for the LSO course are also provided our Online Practice CERTIFICATION Exam at no charge!
CLICK HERE to read more about this on the NCLC website.
Also check on our one day Laser Techs course which is the first day of this LSO course, ( for most LSO courses).
If you're already a trained LSO and just need the Day 2 on ANSI updates and/or Certification Exam, you can register just for day 2 only
CERTIFICATIONS: 1. Attend this LSO Seminar and take the exam at the end, or
2. Take our online LSO Course and schedule the exam at a location near you
VIEW a 3 minute YouTube video over of the Laser Safety Officer and Laser Safety Program.
In the U.S. the ANSI standards require that an LSO be appointed in any facility that uses lasers, and their function is to establish a laser safety program in order to maintain a safe working environment. Their job is NOT to monitor safe treatment of patients. That is up to a medical director or the clinicians administering patient treatments. Requirements in most other countries reflect this U.S. ANSI requirement.
This two day course is designed for either the beginner or intermediate student, or those seeking the NCLC Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification. An optional 3rd day (at no charge) is for practical hands-on experience with various lasers (see the course outline). Emphasis is on the development of a comprehensive laser safety program within a variety of differing health care facilities, including aesthetic office practices, or major medical centers, and will assist participants in implementing the duties of Medical Laser Safety Officer (MLSO). Directed toward the appointed Laser Safety Officer, and the Laser Operators & staff that backup the LSO. THIS IS WHERE YOU START AS A NEW LSO. It is applicable to both medical, dental and aesthetic settings. The ANSI standards have a requirement that ALL key staff working around Lasers have recurrent safety training at a minimum of once every 5 years and this class will meet that requirement. It includes PowerPoint presentations that you can provide to staff on Basic Laser Science and Safety, and also on Laser Airway Safety for Anesthesia and Physicians and support staff. The optional 3rd day of Hands-On work with various lasers meets the ANSI recommendation for LSO's to have practical operating experience with lasers.
LASER TECHS ONLY DAY 1: - $475. If you are operating lasers but not the Laser Safety Officer, you may fulfill your training requirements with just the first day of this course (besides your in-service training on operation of the units). This is the "Laser Techs - Laser Safety and Operation" part of the course. This includes attendance for just day 1. For more information go to our "Laser Techs - Safety and Operation" course on our website. Either of the 1 day options will be on the pull down menu from the registration form. This does not provide for the 3rd free day for hands-on operation.
ANSI REVIEW & CERTIFICATION ONLY DAY 2: - $475 on Day 2 only. If you're already a trained Laser Safety Officer (You must show evidence of that upon registering - 15 hours or more), and just want to go through the ANSI Z136.3 Standards (revised in 2018), and take the Certification Review and NCLC Laser Certification exam for the Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CLSO/M as now recommended by ANSI, then you may register just for the second day. This also allow you to opt in for the 3rd free day for Hands-On work if you wish.
COURSE TIMES AND OUTLINE:
8am to 5pm both of the first two days. 8am to 12:30pm the 3rd optional day for hands-on. Includes the NCLC Laser Certification Exam the 2nd day. Registration the first day is at 7:45am with the course starting at 8am. CLICK HERE for the more detailed outline and syllabus, including the hands-on session the 3rd day.
FACULTY - Alternating between the following listed faculty. Click each one for more biographical information.
Gregory Absten - Executive Director & President Professional Medical Education Assn, inc. CLSO/M
Dan Little - President Worldlink biomedical, and Technical Director the Laser Training Institute. CLSO/M
Jessica Absten - Administrative assistant Professional Medical Education Assn, inc, and Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer. Instructor for the optional Day 3 Hands-on sessions. CLSO/M
WHAT YOU GET - INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE -
- 2-3 Day Course. Electronic color pdf copy of the PowerPoint presentations and separate "Lasers in Medicine & Surgery" course manual.
- Two separate PowerPoint shows that you may use for Laser Safety Inservices for your own staff.
- Laser Airway Safety PowerPoint show (with embedded video) for training of ENT, Pulmonary, Anesthesia and staff
- Sample Laser Safety Policies and Procedures
- FREE CLSO/M Online practice Certification Exam - prior to the course
- OPTIONAL ANSI 136.3 Standards for Safe Use of Lasers In Health Care Facilities, at a fee of $155.
- OPTIONAL Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification Exam - through the NCLC. Taken at the option of attendee at NO additional cost. ($295 USD value).
ACCREDITATION - Accredited Certificate of Laser Training Provided
16.1 Nursing Contact Hours (more if you attend the optional 3rd day)
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # CEP 12386. Most States offer reciprocity and accept these credits.
LASER CERTIFICATION EXAMS:
The various Laser Certifications offered through the NCLC are voluntary professional credentials established in 2000. They are not a requirement fo hold the position of the Laser Safety Officer, but do reflect a higher level of knowledge of the holder of the Certification. U.S. States that have requirements for formal training of LSO's only require the Certificate of Laser Training - not the actual Laser Certification. ANSI standards now recommend obtaining this Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification. This course does qualify one to sit for the NCLC Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification exam at the end of the course, and the testing fees are covered as part of this course. You'll also be given advance access to the online practice exam. Participants are encouraged to download and read the Laser Certification Handbook for details on the MLSO Certification.
For classes held in our Columbus Ohio location. CLICK HERE for classroom location and local hotels.
For classes held elsewhere around the world, go to the SEMINAR DATES page, and then click on the facility name in the far right column for that course.
On-Site LASER TRAINING OPTIONS:
Yes, we can deliver this program, and others, onsite at your own facility. Click on our In-House courses for more information.
CLICK HERE for our full refund policy. In a nutshell - LSO course cancellations may be made 30 days or more in advance , and any course materials must be returned. For cancellations between 30 days and 14 days out there will be a $25 cancellation fee. For cancellations 14 days or less prior to the course date there will be no refunds, although the registrant may reschedule for another course given within one year of the initial course, and make any substitutions in personnel as desired.
SEMINAR LOCATIONS: See Seminar Dates Page for dates and cities other than our Columbus Ohio Classroom.