Laser Training Institute

Laser Training Institute
PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
not-for-profit education, est. 1978

 

The Laser Training Institute
office (305) 851-8081 fax (305) 946-0232 E-Mail: Info@LaserTraining.org
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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. Certificates of training are available for all courses.

FAQ: Which Surgical Laser Training Courses Should I Choose for My Staff?
BROCHURE: What are my options for General Surgical Staff Laser Training?

Laser Safety Officer, Seminars & Online       ANSI 136.3 Standards Overview         Laser Tech Safety, Seminar & Online        Basic Laser Safety Inservice For Staff, Online
      Laser Airway Safety      Physician Basic Laser Science & Safety, Online        In-House Training & Certifications       
Annual Laser Safety Update - Keys

Medical/Surgical Laser Training
CMLSO
Online & Seminar


For those responsible for establishing and managing the facility Laser Safety Program.
 



Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLSO Course)  (this link takes you to the Seminar Page)
Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (CMLSO) 2 day 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 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.
The 2 Day Seminar includes the Laser Safety Officer Certification Exam (a voluntary professional credential). It also includes both the Basic Laser Safety Inservice and the Laser Airway Safety programs listed below on this page, that you can present to staff.

Price: Seminar
-- $895 per person - discounts available - see seminar page.



Price: Online
-- $495 for one, or $795 for two with the option of an additional 5 people at $125 each.  - View in online courses catalog -
   
Surgical Laser Principles and Safety
Laser Tech - Safety
Online & Seminar


Laser Operators running equipment for the physicians.
Laser Techs - Safety & Operation: Seminar. One day  (this link opens the Seminar Page)
Targeted toward the Laser Operators running the equipment for Physicians im 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 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. This class consists of all lecture presentations. For hands-on training see our "Inhouse" courses listed below.
Price: Seminar --  $475 per person - discounts available - see seminar page.



Price:
Online -- $195 for one, or $295 for two with the option of an additional 5 people at $125 each. - View in online courses catalog -

Laser Airway Fire
  
Surgical Laser Airway Safety (For Anesthesia, ENT, Pulmonary, & Team members)
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. - View in online courses catalog -
                         Included FREE when you attend our Laser Safety Officer seminar (you get a copy that you can present to staff on an unlimited basis)

 
ANSI Z136.3 Laser Safety Standards OVERVIEW: ANSI Z136.3 Laser Safety Standards - a "Cliff Notes" Summary. (Available as an Online Course Only)
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.
You can buy a copy of the ANSI Standards from us if you're attending one of our courses, or if not, you may contact the Laser Institute of America (LIA) directly.
PRICE: ONLINE - $95 View in online courses catalog -
 


Staff Inservice
Basic Surgical Laser  Safety Inservice for Staff  30+ minutes plus post test  - View in online courses catalog -
Online / Home-Study Course designed for Basic Laser Inservices required of all staff working in medical laser environment. 30++ minutes, plus the post test and review. The most basic way to meet A.N.S.I. laser training documentation for staff. 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: $25ea, sold in blocks of 10 seats per order.
             Included FREE when you attend our Laser Safety Officer seminar (you get a copy that you can present to staff on an unlimited basis)
   

Physician Laser Science and Safety
Physician Basic
Laser Science & Safety
Physician Basic Laser Science and Safety  - 1 Hr 45 Min  - View in online courses catalog -
Online / Home-Study Course designed for Physicians seeking basic laser science and safety for credentialing purposes, and for staff working directly with and around lasers. Approx 1hr 45 mins to cover the primary laser and energy concepts, differentiate 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.
This program is utlized by The Ohio State University Medical Center for initial training of Residents and Attendings seeking laser privileges.

Price: $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)
                     Perfect for Physician Staff and Resident LaserTraining


In-House Basic Laser Training and Certification - at your own facility, with Hands-On  (this link opens the Seminar Page)
1 Day Course -- 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 aesth program or its equiavalent, plus certifications)
Price: Three Day $3500 plus reasonable travel expenses for one faculty. (Can conduct a 3 day aesth program or its equivalent, plus certifications)
       Call or email to check on available dates - we'll send you an educational services agreement to schedule training

Annual Laser Safety Update
Annual Update

Laser Certifications & Annual Laser Safety Update  - Florida Keys, Marathon (this link opens the Seminar Page)
Once a year we provide an update on Laser Safety as a service to all of our Medical / Aesthetic / Technical Alumni at minmal cost, 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.
It's only $195 for the 3 day course for any alumni. AND only $195 for ANYONE planning to take an NCLC Certification exam at the 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.
$895 regular registration for others that are not alumni and not taking a Certification Exam.. You'll make your own room reservations and alternative hotels are listed.  The NCLC Laser Certification exams are available 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.
TAKE ANY OF OUR ONLINE LASER COURSES before you arrive if you need to qualify to take one of the Certification Exams. They are included for FREE for anyone taking the exam at the course, but access is terminated the last day of the course, and Certificates for the training will only be issued at the Keys sminar.  They include Aesthetic or Laser Hair Removal, Laser Safety Officer, etc.




 
Surgical Speciality - Basic Clinical Application Laser Lectures for Physicians (Under Development, Uro & Ophth Coming soon)
Online Training Programs. For Residents and Attending physicians in different specialty areas, these are the specific surgical specialty laser applications. They should not be considered as comrpehensive and totally complete, but a very thorough introduction to clinical laser use in your specialty. Please augment this with more specific information and training in your speciality. This is a work in progress and specialties will be added over time. These should be taken AFTER you've first taken the introductory "Physician Laser Basic Science and Safety" lectures. After you've finished these clinical lectures you should arrange for hands-on work with your own lasers, then preceptorship of actual surgical cases with an  physician who is already credentialed n your specialty. (Refer to your own Hospital requirements)
ENT, GYN, DERM, OPHTH, ORTHO, URO, GENSURG, GI, PULM, THORACIC, VASCULAR, NEURO,
Surgical Laser Physician Credentialing Hands-On Customized Surgical Laser Credentialing, or Non-Laser Surgical Wet-Lab Courses
      -  for Physicians, and taught by Physicians and support staff

Detailed Surgical/Medical training on ANY type of laser. These programs follow the guidelines for surgical laser training as suggested by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). It teaches laser techniques utilized for procedures in specific applications. It includes clinical discussion of pathology, alternative and laser treatment, and hands-on laboratory sessions. The only additional requirement for Credentialing that is generally recommended, but not provided by this course, is a surgical preceptorship with a laser trained physician in that specialty. Such preceptorships can be offered for additional fees.
Hands-on includes the use of various inanimate materials or animal parts, or human cadaver specimens depending on the specifics of the customized course.
Courses are also available for various surgical technologies including ESU, all endoscopies and colposcopy - with or without laser use.
Wet-Lab Training Support is additionally provided to medical manufacturers and dealers in support of their training or sales demonstrations.

Call for Pricing
: 800-435-3131 and ask for Gregory Absten, or email to Absten@LaserTraining.org