Patti Owens, BSN, RN, MHA, CNOR, CMLSO
Patti Owens, the business owner of AsetheticMed Consulting International LLC provides consultation services in the areas of medical safety programs along with in-office management services. She is presently a national consultant for a variety of laser companies and organizations including Rockwell Laser Industries and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).
Patti has been an active member of AORN for 29 years, serving both in Olympia, WA and now #9991 eChapter. In 2015 Patti became recertified through AORN as a Certified periOperative Nurse (CNOR). She has served as the Chairman of the eChapter Education Committee from 2017-2019. Patti is presently acting as the secretary for the eChapter Board of Directors. Patti is the AORN representative on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) SSC-3 “Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care”. She also was selected as a subject matter expert to the 2021 new AORN “Guideline for Laser Safety”. In addition, Patti has just been notified that she is the new recipient for the 2020 AORN Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Clinical Nursing Practice award.
Patti has also been active in a variety of professional organizations and societies including the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA) and American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Nurses (ISPAN). She has served as the past Safety and Nursing/Allied Health Board representative to the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) (2008-2011 and 2012-2016). In 1999 and 2014 she received the Nurse Excellence Award. From 2016 to 2019, ASLMS has awarded Patti with the Excellence in Education Award. She has recently been appointed as the ASLMS Safety Director for 2019-2022. She received her recertification as a Certified Medical Laser Officer (CMLSO) in 2013. Patti also received her Continuing Education Providership accreditation from the state of California in 2015.
As an elected committee member on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), she contributed to Z136.1, .4 and .3 for the “Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care.” Presently, she is serving as the secretary of the ANSI Z136 SSC3 committee during its revision process. She is also an active elected committee member on the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) TC 76- WG 4 and 12 standards committees for international laser safety. Last year, she was appointed to the International Standards Organization TC 94/SC 6/JWG 1 and IEC/TC 76/JWG 12 for “Requirements for Eye and Face Protection for Lasers.”
Patti Owens is presently working with Dr. Mark Sofonio, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, as a clinical consultant in Rancho Mirage, California. Patti’s past employment includes 15 years as the Laser Manager at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA. Her responsibilities included program development and supervision of 13 laser systems, implementation of the laser perioperative role, development of an aesthetic laser in-house and mobile program, and enforcement of safety policies as the facility’s acting Laser Safety Officer.
Patti Owens received her BSN from the University of Colorado in 1976 and graduated with her Master’s degree in Health Administration from Chapman University in 1996. Her co-authored book with Pamela Hill, Milady’s Aesthetician Series, Laser and Light Therapy , was published in 2009 by Cengage Learning.