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Complications, Legal Issues and Laser Safety - Workshop

Friday, April 7 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Room: Hall F

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

ACCME Accreditation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Educational Needs This activity will focus on energy-based device safety, cutaneous and ophthalmic complications from such devices, prevention of complications, how to prevent a lawsuit and physician extender issues. Knowledge of safety, both theoretical and applied, is required by OSHA, ANSI, state regulations, professional bodies, and local facility based policies. Safety is a dynamic topic, changing and evolving constantly, and therefore becomes an area of education that must be offered periodically by experts in the field who are able to provide the most current information to users.

Participants This activity is designed for physicians and designated extenders using energy-based devices. All professionals are required to obtain safety education, and therefore, there are no inclusions or exclusions on attendance. It is hoped that this barrier free workshop will be marketed as such, inviting physicians, nurses, industry partners, administrators, scientists, allied health workers, and anyone else interested in the safe and appropriate use of lasers in compliance with regulations and standards.

Background Requirements No background is required for this activity.

Instructional Content/Expected Learning Objectives It is expected that participants will learn:

  • About energy-based device safety, cutaneous and ophthalmic complications from such devices, prevention of complications, how to prevent a lawsuit and physician extender issues.
  • How to assess their current practice for compliance with ANSI standards with regard to use of laser protective eye-wear, use of 3rd party (rental) laser systems, and administrative policies.
  • Compare and contrast the application of ANSI standards between laser use in a hospital practice setting and laser use in a private practice.
  • Discuss options for education and training of laser team members that will meet the requirements mandated in ANSI standards, and other relevant regulations and guidelines.

Director(s) David J. Goldberg, MD, JD; H. Ray Jalian, MD

Faculty Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD; Brian S. Biesman, MD; Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD

Time Activity
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Introduction and Pre-Test
8:06 AM - 8:20 AM Lasers and Lawsuits - H. Ray Jalian 
8:21 AM - 8:50 AM  Legal Issues Regarding Lasers, Light Sources and Energy Based Devices - Mathew M. Avram 
8:51 AM - 9:10 AM  Laser Safety - Suzanne L. Kilmer 
9:11 AM - 9:25 AM  Energy Based Device Complications - David J. Goldberg 
9:26 AM - 9:41 AM  Safe Laser Treatment Around the Eyes - Brian S. Biesman 
9:41 AM - 9:50 AM  Energy Delivery: Physician and Physician Extender Issues - David J. Goldberg 
9:51 AM - 10:00 AM Q&A , Conclusion and Post-Test  
Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice

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