Surgical Laser Safety

Utilizing lasers in the surgical arena has potential risks which include incomplete treatment, pain, infection and the possiblity of ingniting a fire that can injure the patient. Information is provided on the best practices of laser safety in the surgical arena.

  • Policy Templates

    Policy Templates

    Duke University Medical Center: Laser Safety Policy

    Using lasers safely in the surgical area is vital for patient and staff member safety. This sample laser safety policy was created by Duke University Medical Center.

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  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    AST: Guidelines for Best Practices in Laser Safety

    The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) presents a guide on laser safety best practices.

    TAGS: AST, Surgical, Laser, Safety, Practices, Technologies, Guidelines