Laser Physics & Safety- Core of Knowledge- Level 4

Laser Physics & Safety- Core of Knowledge- Level 4

7.0 hour activity | ACCME

This four module course covers relevant technical knowledge requirements, standards and regulations governing laser and IPL use in professional settings in the United States.

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Standard: $525.00

Lessons

Overview and Introduction
All information relevant to this course including activity type, target audience, the criteria for successful completion, and the value and type of credits issued.

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Course Overview

Understanding Laser/intense light generation and characteristics
In this unit you will learn about the following topics:
• The distinctive features of optical radiation
• Key technical terms
• Understanding light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum
• How lasers and intense light sources (e.g. IPL) work

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Reference materials, transcript and course manual unit one

Unit one presentation

Assessment

Understanding the Hazards and Risks from Laser/IPL
In this unit you will learn about the following topics:
• The principal features of working safely in the laser or IPL Treatment Controlled  Area.
• The principal equipment related hazards when using lasers and intense light sources.
• How the human aversion responses help to keep laser and intense light outputs below Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) levels set in manufacturing standards.
• The requirements manufacturers have to follow to keep exposure to laser and intense light below the Accessible Emission Level (AEL) permitted in standards.
• The Nominal Hazard Zone and the Nominal Optical Hazard Distance.
• The principal laser/IPL-related adverse ocular effects on skin
• The principles of risk assessment, quality assurance and safety management.
• The main safety features of lasers and IPLs, and why equipment management is necessary.
• The significance of a facility’s safety policies and procedures and credentialing.

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Course manual and transcript unit two

Unit two presentation

Assessment

Understanding Laser & Intense Light Source Radiation - Tissue Interaction
In this unit you will learn about the following topics:
• What happens to the eye, skin and other body tissue when exposed to IPL or laser.
• The suitability of different wavelengths and pulse structures.
• Different tissue targets which includes chromophores and the appropriate penetration depths.
• Laser & intense light source output spectrums and relevance of beam size and shape.
• Laser beam and intense light delivery systems.
• Common laser and intense light source treatments.

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Course manual and transcript module three

Module three presentation

Assessment

Understanding Relevant National Legislation and Standards
In this unit you will learn about the following topics:
• The registration requirements for lasers and IPL devices under the Food and Drug Administration and Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
• The role of Laser Safety Officer or ‘LSO’.
• Working knowledge of relevant international laser and intense light safety standards, regulations and guidelines.
• Emergency action, accident procedure and reporting.
• The state regulations that may apply to facilities providing cosmetic technology services.
• The role of Occupational Safety and Health Administration - OSHA
• The role of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - CMS.

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Course manual and transcript unit four

Unit four presentation

Unit four assessment

Final Evaluation and Certification

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Final Evaluation