As a follow-up to last year’s presentation on laser safety this lecture focuses on how lasers are used in urology. The various types of lasers are discussed and which urologic procedures can benefit from the laser. Nursing implications for each procedure and laser are presented, as well as complications and contraindications for laser usage.
Contact hours available until 11/3/2016.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Planning Committee Disclosures:
Gina M. Powley, MSN, ANP-BC Consultant: Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Astellas/Medivation
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.
Objectives: • Identify the 3 main Lasers used in Urology. • Describe the surgical procedures using Lasers during the procedure. • Discuss the Nursing Implications for laser usage during Urology Procedures.