The Laser Training InstituteTM
Professional Medical Education Assn, inc
- not-for-profit continuing education, est. 1978 -
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Professional Medical Education Association is a NON-PROFIT, 501(C)3 TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.
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Our two independent operating divisions are:
Laser Training Institute, and
National Council on Laser Certification
Medical/Surgical Laser Training Courses - Seminars or Online
These are our courses that are targeted toward medical personnel working in Hospitals, Surgery Centers and private Medical Offices. Online and Seminars. Follow the Links for more complete information. Scroll down the page for an overview of the types of courses. Accredited Certificates of training are available for all courses. Click on the Course Titles to go to that page.
FAQ: Which Surgical Laser Training Courses Should I Choose for My Staff?
BROCHURE: What are my options for General Surgical Staff Laser Training?
SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE FOR ALL OF THESE COURSES, OR CLICK BOOKMARKS
CERTIFIED MEDICAL LASER SAFETY OFFICER COURSE (MLSO)
Available as either an Online Course, -OR- 2 Day Seminar -OR Inhouse course.
A.N.S.I. based seminar designed for those that will be assuming responsibilities of the facilities "Laser Safety Officer" role (its also available as an Online course). Approx 16 hours. This meets the requirements for all States that require formal Laser Safety Officer Training. This course is equally applicable to the laser operators and laser technicians running the equipment, whether the LSO or not - especially if that person serves as a backup to the LSO. The new ANSI Standards has a requirement that ALL Staff working around Lasers have recurrent safety training at a minimum of once every 5 years, and this class will meet that requirement.
The 2 Day Seminar additionally includes the Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification Exam. It also includes both the Basic Laser Safety Inservice and the Laser Airway Safety programs listed below on this page, that you can use for training of your own physician and support staff.
For those responsible for establishing and managing the facility Laser Safety Program.
REGISTER FOR MLSO SEMINAR ALONE - $895
- OR -
REGISTER FOR THIS COMBINED WITH ADVANCED MLSO COURSE - $1,250
Save $240 over paying for separate registrations - Advanced described below
REGISTER FOR ONLINE MLSO COURSE INSTEAD -- $495 for one, or $795 for two with the option of an additional 5 people at $125 each. - View in online courses catalog -
LASER TECHS - SAFETY AND OPERATION
Available as either on Online Course, or in Seminar as first day of the 2 day LSO course. 8 hours in the more complete seminar, or about 4 hours for online trainnig.
Targeted toward the Laser Operators running the equipment for Physicians in medical facilities, but not necessarily serving as the Administrative Laser Safety Officer. It covers all of the basics of Laser Physics, Tissue Interactions and Laser Safety. This program is the first day of our two day Medical Laser Safety Officer course. The Online program consists of the same lectures. The new ANSI Standards has a requirement that ALL Staff working around Lasers have recurrent safety training at a minimum of once every 5 years, and this class will meet that requirement. This class consists of all lecture presentations. For hands-on training see our "Inhouse" courses listed below.
Laser Operators running equipment for the physicians.
REGISTER FOR SEMINAR - $475 per person
Discounts available - see seminar page
REGISTER FOR ONLINE COURSE -- $195 for one, or $295 for two with the option of an additional 5 people at $125 each. - View in online courses catalog
BASIC SURGICAL LASER SAFETY IN-SERVICE FOR STAFF
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Available only as the ONLINE training course. Designed for Basic Laser Inservices required of all staff working in medical laser environment. 30++ minutes, including the post test and review. The most basic way to meet A.N.S.I. laser training documentation for staff. The ANSI Standards have a requirement that ALL Staff working around Lasers have recurrent safety training at a minimum of once every 5 years, and this class will meet that requirement.
Priced at $25 per person, but can be purchased as a license for up to 100 individuals on staff for a full year for $1500 ($15 apiece). Included FREE when you attend our Laser Safety Officer seminar (you get a copy that you can present to staff on an unlimited basis)
REGISTER FOR ONLINE COURSE -- $25 each, or $400 for up to 20 staff members. No time limit on when you have to use them.
Physician Basic Laser Science and Safety
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Available as the ONLINE training course. About 1 Hr 45 mins.
Used as the basis for initial credentialing in hospitals & health care facilities. Perfect for Physician Staff and Resident Laser Training.
Used by The Ohio State University Hospitals for staff credentialing.
Designed for Physicians seeking basic laser science and safety for credentialing purposes, and for staff working directly with and around lasers. Covers the primary laser and energy concepts, differentiates types of lasers, and present important safety concepts. This is the next step up from the Basic Surgical Laser Safety Inservice. For physicians it is intended to be augmented with more complete and specific clinical training in their specialty area, followed by hands-on laser work and preceptorship of cases, in order to gain Laser Privileges at a hospital.
Physician Basic Laser Science and Safety.
REGISTER FOR ONLINE COURSE -- $195 for one, or $295 for two with the option of an additional 5 people at $125 each.
(That's a package of 7 for only $920)
IN-HOUSE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION -
at your own facility including Hands-on laser use. Hospitals, Clinics or Offices.
These vary from 1 to 3 day Inhouse courses to cover anything from basic laser safety inservices and operation of your lasers, up to 3 day programs to incorporate Laser Safety Officers, hands-on laser work, Staff laser safety training, and NCLC LSO Laser Certification reviews and exams administered. We can even do an audit to assess your safety program.
A basic 1 Day Course consists of 1/2 day of Laser Principles & Safety, plus 1/2 day of hands-on work with your own lasers (any type) in your own facility. This is the SAME as the one day Laser Tech - Safety course described above, but given in your own facility on your own equipment. Designed for staff working with or around medical laser equipment. Can be adapted for surgical or aesthetic settings. Can also be exanded to a two day course to include Medical Laser Safety Officers, including
NCLC Certification Exams on-site. We teach on any and all types of Laser systems. The new 2011 ANSI Standards has a requirement that ALL Staff working around Lasers have recurrent safety training at a minimum of once every 5 years, and this class will meet that requirement.
Price: One Day $1500 plus reasonable travel expenses for one faculty. (Can conduct a basic laser safety and hands-on session)
Price: Two Day $2500 plus reasonable travel expenses for one faculty. (Can conduct a 2 day LSO or aesthetic program or its equiavalent, plus certifications)
Price: Three Day $3500 plus reasonable travel expenses for one faculty. (Can conduct a 3 day surgical or aesthetic program or its equivalent, plus certifications, or in a hospital can conduct an LSO coourse, Laser Tech Course, administer Certification exams and either conduct hands-on training or perform a safety audit)
Call or email to check on available dates - we'll send you an educational services agreement to schedule training
An effective way to train staff is to schedule a 3 day in-house course. Not everyone needs to attend the entire 3 days. That allows us to train the Medical Laser Safety Officer and their deputies or backups for 2 days, plus train the laser operators running the equipment on one of those 2 days. The 3 days then allows us to administer the Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification exams (included in the price of the training) and optionally assess your program and conduct a Laser Safety Audit. All for $3500 plus travel. Your Safety Audit will be reviewed by Gregory Absten who is a sitting member of the ANSI 136.3 Laser Safety Committee.
Another way to accomplish all of your required academic training is our Turn-Key system wide annual contract for $2750 per year. That provides you with unlimited access to all of our online accredited programs.
Surgical Laser Airway Safety -- For Anesthesia, ENT, Pulmonary and Team members.
The link will open our online course catalogue.
THIS IS A MUST HAVE program to help ensure the safety of patients undergoing airway laser procedures (microlaryngoscopy or pulmonary endoscopy)
Approximately 30 minute presentation on managing the risks of airway fires. Illustrated with embedded videos of actual fires in glass models, using PVC and Laser Resistant E.T. Tubes, with and without fluid inflating the cuff. It reviews the policy requirements in the A.N.S.I. Standards and describes step by step procedures to prevent fires and to manage accidents should they occur.
Price: Online -- $125 for one, or annual licensing for $795 for up to 20 individuals. -
This program is ncluded FREE when you attend our Laser Safety Officer seminar (you get a copy that you can present to staff on an unlimited basis)
OVERVIEW: ANSI Z136.3 Laser Safety Standards - A "Cliff Notes" Summary
Available as an online narrated slide presentation. Link above opens the online catalogue.
Applicable to both Medical and Aesthetic Practices. This is a 126 slide narrated presentation on the latest ANSI Laser Safety Standards. It is NOT a copy of the standards and you'll still need to buy a set of those, but this is a "Common Sense" presentation of what the Standards actually say and gives you options in how to apply them in your practice. You can download a PDF copy of the presentation, and then use it to go over the actual ANSI Standards so that you understand them more easily. Includes an accredited Certificate of Laser Training. Be advised however that this is NOT complete Laser Safety Officer Training, but is included in the LSO course.
PRICE: ONLINE - $95 -
LASER CERTIFICATIONS & Annual Laser Safety Update. Three Day Program.
Jacksonville FL, St Johns/Ortega River . April of each year (This link opens the seminar page)
ATTENDANCE LIMITED TO 15
Once a year we provide an update on Laser Safety as a service to all of our Medical / Aesthetic / Technical students and provide availability of Laser Certification Exams through the National Council on Laser Certifications (NCLC). Held around April of each year. Check the Schedules Page.
ANSI STANDARDS REQUIRE "RECURRENCY" TRAINING ONCE EVERY FIVE YEARS AT A MINIMUM. THIS ANNUAL UPDATE PROGRAM WILL MEET THAT REQUIREMENT FOR YOU. The "Recurrency" program listed above will also meet that requirement.
PRICE: It's only $895 for the 3 day course.This also INCLUDES ANY online laser course in advance for FREE if you need it to take the exam - see limitations on the course page. The NCLC Laser Certification exams are included at no additional charge. This is also a good way to renew your Medical Laser Safety Officer Certification without having to meet the 3 year continuing education requirements. Incremental pricing for Laser Techs for only the first day, or separate pricing for the third day for the Laser Update and Aesthetic Laser Certification Exams.
ON THIS PAGE:
- Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer
- Advanced Medical Laser Safety Officer Workshop
- Laser Techs - Safety & Oper
- Basic Laser Safety Inservice
- Physician Basic Laser Science and Safety
- In-House Training and Certification
- Surgical Laser Airway Safety
- Overview of ANSI Z136.3
- Laser Certifications & Annual Laser Safety Update
- Laser Recurrency Training
- Turn-Key System Wide Laser Training
Laser Recurrency Training - Physicians, Dentists, Safety Officers, Operators
- 1.0 Contact hr. Online Course - Click title to go to the course catalogue.
ANSI Z136.3 Laser Safety Standards require "recurrency" training of key laser personnel. Annually is recommended but should be done at least once every five years. Key personnel at the least would include Physician and Dentist users, Laser Operators, and Medical Laser Safety Officers.
PRICE: ONLINE - $125 for one, or $795 for a package of 20 that can be used at any time.
ADVANCED MEDICAL LASER SAFETY OFFICER WORKSHOP
1 Day Workshop - Offered after regular MLSO Course twice per year
PREREQUISITES: 1) Formal training as a MLSO and/or a NCLC or BLS Certification.
2) Liability waiver and release - see course page for details.
Hands-on 1 day workshop with a wide variety of medical laser systems to become more familiar with the characteristics of the various lasers and their delivery systems. COLUMBUS OHIO
REGISTER FOR ADVANCED WORKSHOP ALONE - $595
- OR -
REGISTER FOR THIS COMBINED WITH MLSO COURSE - $1,250
Save $240 over paying for separate registrations - MLSO described above
TURN-KEY LASER TRAINING FOR ALL STAFF - system wide training
Hospitals in particular must meet the initial training, and then recurrency training of all personnel affected by their laser program. This includes laser credentialed physicians, laser operators, the laser safety officer, and ALL staff that might have occasion to be in a room during a laser case - essentially all employees. Not all need the same level of training and that's where our various online programs come in.
This Turn-Key training is contracted on an annual basis for $2750. You'll have unlimited access to any of our accredited online programs for physicians, nurses, laser operators, laser safety officers, biomedical engineers, and ANY and ALL of your hospital staff that needs basic laser safety training. These are accessed through our online training platform and accredited certificates are issued at the completion of courses.
You may appoint someone administratively to receive copies of all of the automated reports and certificates to keep track of your staff's progress. You may even appoint someone to have limited access to our online system so that you can track their status and progress at any point in time. Reports are automatically generated for you that you can use to document your compliance with required laser safety and operational training. Additionally we can print reports for your group on request.
At your option you can license these programs on an annual basis to use on your facilities own servers for continuing education. You would then be responsible for issuing training certificates and maintaining documentation.
Sometimes you also need hands-on or in-person training for your staff. You'll receive a 40% discount on any in-house training we provide to your facility (travel expenses separate), or any of our seminars that you send staff to.
To discuss all the options please contact Gregory Absten at Absten@LaserTraining.org.
Program can be tailored to your facilities requirements.