Nonetheless, in health care facilities, lasers, of varying types and wavelengths measured in nm , are used for incisions and excisions in surgery, sealing blood vessels in the retina, removing wrinkles or conducting other plastic surgery processing, treating malignant tissues, and an assortment of other treatments. These processes are valued for their enhanced efficiencies, but they are by no means devoid of hazards. The word laser is actually an acronym. In the medical industry and in the application of health care, these coherent light sources can make cuts that do not bleed and can assist in the diagnosis of disease, but they damage the eyes and skin and present non-beam hazards.
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This standard is applicable to any location where a health care laser system HCLS is used as a medical device, including hospital facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, individual medical, dental and veterinarian offices, and non-medical locations, such as salons and spas.
It is intended for use by all personnel associated with the installation, operation, calibration, maintenance and service of the HCLS, as well as anyone who might be exposed to laser energy during a health care application procedure. Undeniably a must-have for all medical laser safety officers MLSOs! Extensively revised to reflect current thinking and practice, updates to the Z Introduction of the newly defined Class 1C, intended for laser products used essentially in contact with the skin.
Expanded guidelines for third-party laser rentals. More clearly defined control measures; changes to area warnings signage in both design and signal words. The Z It has helped thousands of MLSOs lend credibility to and implement medical laser safety policies and procedures.
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ANSI Z136.3-2018: Safe Use of Lasers in Health Care