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Laser Safety in the Practice Environment - Workshop

Saturday, April 8 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Room: 30 C/D

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits: 2.00 MAX | CE Contact Hours: 2.00 MAX

ACCME Accreditation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Educational Needs The educational activity will address the specifics on collaborative practices within a medical aesthetic facility, the safety control measures associated with each device, national and international laser safety regulations and standards, along with the state specifics of physician delegation and nursing/allied health scope of practice. This activity will address knowledge gap issues and provide information and strategies to incorporate evidence-based best practices for patient safety and the achievement of better outcomes.

Participants The activity is designed for the beginner and experienced physicians, allied health personnel and industry members who are involved in a clinical based aesthetic practice.

Background Requirements No background required, just a willingness to learn.

Instructional Content/Expected Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of professionals and their scopes of practice working within a collaborative aesthetic facility.   
  • Apply the ANSI standards along with other national safety regulations for the future care of patients.  
  • Incorporate strategies in order to analyze the medical-legal aspects of a collaborative aesthetic practice in a variety of states. 

Director(s) Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE; Rebecca L. Sprague, RN, NP-C 

Faculty Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD; Patricia A. Owens, RN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR

Time Activity
7:00 AM - 7:05 AM Introduction and Pre-Test
7:06 AM - 7:26 AM Managing Compliance in a Multiple-Device Practice - Rebecca L. Sprague 
7:27 AM - 7:47 AM Laser and IPL Ocular Injuries: Who, What, When, and How - Patricia A. Owens 
7:48 AM - 7:58 AM Q&A 
7:59 AM - 8:09 AM Legal Issues with Energy-Based Devices - Mathew M. Avram 
8:10 AM - 8:49 AM Safety For All Devices Around the World - Eric F. Bernstein 
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Q&A, Conclusion and Post-Test
Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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