Laser Safety

The course provides doctors, nurses, therapists and other clinicians with access to core training on the safe use of lasers and other forms of optical radiation including Intense Pulsed Lights (IPL). It has been developed by the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) in partnership with Health Education England.

Course Fee: GBP 100 | Code: 204

Learning Objectives

This course on Laser Safety can be used for initial health and safety training in the use of lasers or as a refresher course for experienced professionals.Learners complete formal assessment tests at the end of the programme. All users who achieve the pass standard are awarded a BAPRAS-endorsed certificate. The training meets the ‘Core of Knowledge’ standards set by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.


Course Information

  • Audience

    Medical students, doctors, nurses, assistants, therapists and other clinicians

  • Course Duration

    12 months full access to complete the course

  • time-account-expired-temporary


    This course has 9 sessions

  • Study time

    4.5 Hours of online training. Recommend 30 minutes per session.

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you are awarded a certificate issued online from respective Royal Medical Colleges

  • Developed by

    UK Department of Health’s National Audiology Programme and Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare.

Course Coverage

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

    Characteristic features of optical radiation
    Differences between ionising and non-ionising radiation
    Characteristic features of lasers
    Characteristic features of lasers

Pain as a Long-Term Condition

    Chronic Pain Management
    Predictors for Chronic Pain
    Biopsychosocial Model in Pain Management

Acute Pain

    History, Organisation and Objectives of Acute Pain Teams
    History, Examination and Simple Uni-dimensional Tools
    Perioperative Management of Chronic Pain Patients
    Preventative versus Pre-emptive Analgesia
    Chronic Post-surgical Pain
    Step III: Administration Techniques, Bolus, PRN (as needed), Infusion
    Step III: Administration Techniques, Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia
    Step III: Administration Techniques – Oral, Intramuscular, Subcutaneous, Rectal, Sublingual and Inhaled


    Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
    Opioids – Basic Principles
    Commonly Used Opioids
    Local Anaesthetics
    Multimodal Analgesia
    Assessing Treatment Effectiveness
    Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants
    Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain
    Psychological Assessment and Approach to Treatment
    Interventional Procedures for Pain Relief
    TENS, Acupuncture and Alternative Treatments

Other Chronic Pain

    Primary Headache
    Secondary Headache
    Facial Pain Principles and Management
    Pelvic Pain – Male and Female
    Gastrointestinal, Oesophageal, Non-cardiac Chest Pain
    Common Chronic Pain Conditions – Central and Widespread Pain
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Neuropathic Pain

    Diagnosis and Evaluation of Neuropathic Pain
    Common Chronic Pain Conditions
    Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
    Trigeminal Neuralgia

Paediatric Pain

    Pain in Children is Different
    Assessment of Children’s Pain
    Acute Pain in Children
    Chronic Pain in Children
    Musculoskeletal Pain in Children

Special Populations

    Pain and Analgesia in Pregnancy
    Sickle Cell Pain
    Drug Addiction, Dependency and Pain – Introduction
    Drug Addiction, Dependency and Pain – Management
    Assessment of Pain in Older Adults
    Common Pain Conditions in Older People

Cancer Pain

    Causes and Aetiology of Pain in Cancer
    Pharmacological Cancer Pain Management
    Non-Pharmacological Cancer Pain Management
    Pain in Cancer Survivors

Basic Science

    Anatomy of the Ascending Pain Pathway
    Innervation of the Trunk
    Physiology of Pain Transmission
    Modulation and Plasticity in the Nociceptive System
    Pain and the Peripheral Nervous System
    Pain and the Central Nervous System
    Nociceptive Pain
    Visceral Pain
    Neuropathic Pain
    Psychology Aspects of Acute Pain
    Imaging and Pain
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