This Online Laser Training course is intended for beauty therapists, nurses, and doctors intending to use powerful lasers and IPL systems to perform cosmetic skin therapy in a clinical situation. It is also suitable for healthcare professionals wishing to use these devices for the treatment of disease, disorder or injury.
This distance-learning programme provides you with the necessary basic knowledge about light-based therapy and shares with you over 20 years of experience in light-based technology safety and skin therapy science.
The course will help you to offer “best practice” procedures and protocols to your clients and extend your ability to use light-based technology more effectively, while remaining complant with national regulations and meeting minimum insurance criteria.
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be able to:
1. Understand the distinctive features of optical radiation
2. Understand light wave patterns, key technical terms and the electromagnetic spectrum
3. Understand how lasers and intense light sources (e.g. IPL) work4. Understand the principal features of working safely in the laser/IPL Controlled Area
5. Understand the principal equipment related hazards when using lasers and intense light sources 6. Understand how the human aversion responses help to keep laser and intense light outputs below Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) levels set in manufacturing standards
7. Understand the principles of risk assessment, quality assurance and safety management
8. Understand the main safety features of lasers/IPLs, why equipment management is necessary
9. Understand the significance of the facility’s safety policies and procedures and credentialing
10.Explain what happens to the eye, skin and other body tissue when exposed to IPL/laser
11.Explain suitability of wavelengths and pulse structures
12.Explain tissue targets which includes chromophores and the appropriate penetration depths
13.Describe laser & intense light source output spectrum and relevance of beam size and shape
14.Describe laser beam and intense light delivery systems
15.Explain common laser and intense light source treatments
16.Understand the registration requirements under various jurisdictions
17.Understand the roles of authorised users, laser/IPL safety supervisor, and laser protection adviser
18.Have a working knowledge of relevant national and international laser and intense light safety standards, regulations and guidelines
19.Understand emergency action, accident procedure and reporting
20.Understand non-laser intense light source regulations that apply to establishments providing cosmetic technology services
This Level 4 version of the course is for Australian States and jurisdictions.