Presented by Penny J Smalley RN, CMLSO and A/Prof Carsten Palme FRACS
Date: 21-22 May 2016
Where: Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Level 5 Education Centre, 119-143 Missenden Road Camperdown NSW
Cost: $300 early bird rate – book before 1 May 2016, $350 after 1 May 2016
This seminar is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of laser science, technology, and safety, to a broad range of medical professionals including physicians, nurses, biomedical technicians, administrators, safety management personnel, and other interested healthcare providers. Clinical lasers of all wavelengths, applied to a variety of specialties, will be highlighted.
The Australian/New Zealand National Standard AS/NZ 4173, the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) standards for practice, and the IEC 60825 (International standard) will be used as the basis for safety instruction, as well as a review of other professional and advisory agencies having an impact on the safe use of lasers in healthcare in Australia.
Through lectures, discussions, and interactive group discussions, participants will obtain clinical, technical, and administrative information, essential to the development of a comprehensive, compliant, and effective, laser service. This course will prepare delegates for an exam which is recognised as an effective tool for gauging individual comprehension of the essential concepts that form the foundation for safe laser practice.
The course and exam are approved by Western Australia, Tasmania, and Queensland for state licensure applications.
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the fundamental concepts of laser science, biophysics, and tissue effects of lasers in current clinical use.
2. Identify the components of commonly used laser systems, delivery devices, and accessory instrumentation.
3. Determine hazards associated with healthcare laser systems, and appropriate control measures required of perioperative personnel.
4. Discuss both current and emerging clinical applications of lasers in surgical and medical specialties
To apply, please download and complete the forms below: