NEXT AESTHETIC LASER SAFETY TRAINING

Monday the 26th of September from 7:00 pm

This course will provide that essential training, required by the Health and Safety Legislation SI176 (2010), for Healthcare and Aesthetics Professionals using aesthetic lasers in their clinics. This course follows the Core of Knowledge curriculum recommended for aesthetic and clinical laser users, and specifically covers aesthetics lasers and the risks associated with these lasers. The requirements for working safely with lasers under the Health and Safety Legislation will also be covered in depth.

This course will take place live and online via Zoom on Monday the 26th of September from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm to allow for questions and a 15 minute comfort break. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance detailing the syllabus and length of the course, 3 hrs, which is generally equivalent to 3 CPD points, and course notes after the completion of a short post course feedback questionnaire. Feedback questionnaires help us to continuously improve our courses and are a requirement for BMLA approval.

If you would like to attend this course, please email us at info@laserprotectionadviser.ie or click on the contact us button above which will bring you to the contact us page. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Please note that this training does not cover how individual lasers should be used, or therapeutic techniques and protocols. For this type of training you should refer to your laser supplier.

ABOUT YOUR TRAINER: Dr Josette Galligan, PhD, CEng, is a registered Laser Protection Adviser with RPA2000 (UK), and twenty years’ experience as the appointed Laser Protection Adviser for a number of large academic teaching Hospitals. She developed the first online laser safety eCourse in Ireland hosted on HSELand which was widely used Nationally, and has run specialised Laser Safety Authorised User Course, following the Core of Knowledge curriculum, which she contributed to.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Basic principles of laser/IPL generation and review of laser/IPL technology
  • Laser/IPL hazard classification
  • Meaning of associated warning labels
  • Principles of quality assurance
  • Emission characteristics of different types of equipment
  • Laser‐tissue interaction mechanisms
  • Penetration of light of different wavelengths through skin and eye
  • Dangers of central versus peripheral retinal damage
  • Hazards to eye and skin from accidental exposure
  • The concept of Maximum Permissible Exposure and Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance
  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Laser safety management including the role of the Laser Protection Adviser, Laser Protection Supervisor, Local Rules and Controlled Area
  • Risks associated with accidental reflections
  • Personal protection measures including eye protection
  • Hazards to the patient
  • Incidental hazards, including electrical, fire and plume emission
  • Relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • How to deal with an adverse event or accidental exposure