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341 - Let There Be Light: Laser Safety and the Urology Nurse

‐ Oct 14, 2013 12:15pm

New A.N.S.I. Guidelines have recently been published that give direction to all facilities regarding laser safety. A basic understanding of laser mechanics is an essential foundation for building an effective laser safety policy. Gaining a better understanding of the biophysics of lasers, medical applications for laser usage and the hazards associated with lasers will insure safety of patients and medical staff during laser procedures.

Contact hours available until 10/11/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Commitee Disclosures:
    Lee Ann Boyd, MSN, ARNO-C, CUNP / Presenter Bureau :Warner Chilcott
    Leanne Schimke, MSN, CRNP-C CUNP/ Presenter :Amgen-Xgeva, Warner Chilott

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

SUNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5556.   

  • List medical applications of Lasers.
  • Discuss hazards associated with Laser usage.
  • List Safety measures needed during Laser Usage.


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