Laser Institute of America (LIA) is proud to announce the pre-order availability of a new medical laser safety CD-ROM titled Focal Points: Interactive Training for Medical Laser Safety.

This interactive training course is dedicated to the safe use of lasers in health care facilities. Based on the ANSI Z136.3 laser safety standard, Focal Points is an excellent training tool for laser safety officers and other health care professionals who have the responsibility of training new employees and keeping existing personnel updated on current safety issues and practices.

This CD-ROM offers six chapters worth of laser safety training information for use in health care facilities. Each chapter features user-friendly interactive text, a video component to summarize and illustrate the information, and a short quiz. Users will also benefit from an exam testing the most critical concepts in the chapters, as well as a glossary of terms.

Upon completion of this training, health care professionals will achieve proven competency in the use of lasers in medicine. Users will learn about the basics of laser physics, different kinds of health care laser systems and the interaction of laser radiation and biological tissue. Focal Points also teaches users about the potential hazards posed by medical lasers and control measures that ensure safety.

Focal Points is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of lasers in medicine. At the same time, the training course focuses on key points and is not cluttered with unnecessary detail. The information is presented in clear, easy-to-understand language and users will find it simple to navigate between the various components of the application.

Written and produced by LIA, the Focal Points interactive CD-ROM offers a user-friendly training program that fulfills the ANSI Z136.3 Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care Facilities as well as the Joint Commission and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) training requirements. Making Focal Points a key part of your facility’s laser safety program ensures your compliance with the regulations set forth by these agencies.

The Focal Points: Interactive Training for Medical Laser Safety CD-ROM (Pub #318) is available for $495 ($450 for LIA members) through LIA’s online store at www.laserinstitute.org/store/product/318 or by calling the LIA office at 1.800.34.LASER.