Reduce the Risk of Skin Burns
MedSun: Newsletter #39, August 2009

By Nasrin Mirsaidi, RN, CNOR, MSN

This article discusses light induced skin burns related to surgical microscopes. Despite many safety features, surgical microscope-induced injuries still occur and technological means to eradicate these adverse events are yet to be developed. For example, an infant’s thin skin or an elderly patient’s fragile and dry skin is at greater risk. In addition, the patient’s tissue perfusion must be considered.

Additional Information:

FDA Medical Device Safety website. Reduce the Risk of Skin Burns. By Nasrin Mirsaidi, RN, CNOR, MSN. July 2009.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/TipsandArticlesonDeviceSafety/ucm169604.htm


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