Publish Date: May 12, 2021
Taking precautions decreases the risk of breaking the fiber and increases safety for patients and personnel.
- (NEW) Cover the end of the laser fiber with a moist sponge or towel when the laser is not in use. 1.
- (NEW) The working end of the laser fiber may be secured in a holster-type device before and between uses to keep the fiber on the sterile field and prevent ignition of the drapes in the event of an accidental activation. 2.
- Do not
- lean against a fiber,
- clamp a fiber, or
- stress or bend a fiber beyond what is specified as acceptable in the manufacturer's instructions for use. 3.
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