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Key Takeaways: 2021 Guideline for Laser Safety

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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