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BASIC LASER SAFETY Online Surgical & Operating Suite (Industry Endorsed)

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 hours
Provider
Bravura Education

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Do you work in or are responsible for an operating suite or other clinical environments that uses lasers (urology, ENT, gynaecology, ophthalmology, neurology)? Then this laser safety course provides a basic understanding of the operation and hazards of lasers.  

If you have more responsibility with regard to lasers such as operating/adjusting settings on the machinery, auditing or clinical governance (i.e. surgeon, laser nurse, laser operator, Laser Safety Officer) then the Laser Safety Officer's Course is recommended for you.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Light physics and the operation of lasers
  • Interaction of laser radiation with tissue
  • Hazards of surgical lasers 
  • Laser safety and the role of the laser operator/nurse.

LASER HAZARDS

  • Laser-tissue interactions
  • Particular hazards of delivery systems 
  • Ocular and skin hazards
  • Patient-specific hazards 
  • Reflected beam hazards 
  • Laser plume hazards 
  • Hazards related to anaesthesia and management of the shared airway
  • Fire, explosion, electrical and environmental hazards.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

RECOGNISE THE OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LASERS

  • Generation of the laser beam and propagation of light
  • Characteristics of the laser beam
  • Properties of different types of lasers
  • Optical pathways, delivery systems and applicators
  • Laser controls, e.g. power/pulse/time settings, emergency control and delivery systems.

RECOGNISE AND MITIGATE FOR LASER HAZARDS

  • Laser tissue interactions
  • Ocular safety
  • Reflection
  • Laser-generated airborne contaminants (Plume).

HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES FOR SAFE LASER USE

  • Laser controlled areas— warning signs, entry controls, control of access to the laser
  • Flammability hazards and fire safety
  • Roles and responsibilities of theatre staff when lasers are in use
  • Care of the patient in the operating theatre. 

Prerequisites

Currently working in a perioperative environment or planning to do so.

Accreditation

Queensland Radiation Health Department Approval ED252

This laser safety course meets four hours of continuing professional development (CPD) when applied according to relevant AHPRA guidelines. Continuing professional development is the means by which members of the profession maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence, and develop the personal and professional qualities required throughout their professional lives.  

Who is it for?

Any perioperative staff who are in contact with lasers.

Investment of time

Four hours at your own pace, in your own time and you can take as long as you like. Assessment is a one hour, online, open-book exam.

Type
Delivery
Title
BASIC LASER SAFETY Online Surgical & Operating Suite (Industry Endorsed)
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Perioperative
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 hours
CPD Points
4
Price
275.00
Location
Online
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Price:
$275.00
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