The British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) has announced speakers for its Annual Conference and Educational Courses taking place on May 8-10 at the Park Inn by Raddison, Heathrow.
REGULATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS USING CLASS 3B & 4 LASERS AND INTENSE PULSED LIGHT SYSTEMS: Ensuring good practice
Good practice will be achieved if establishments operating lasers/intense pulsed lights (IPLs) are required to provide evidence for the following key areas:
1.0 Safe Environment
2.0 Safe Equipment
3.0 Suitably Trained Operators
4.0 Appropriate Treatment Application
The requirements for delivering good practice within these four areas are outlined below.
We all want to ensure that we are delivering the best quality, safe care. Treatments performed with lasers and light sources have some inherent risks. In the UK, legislation and standards exist to help protect us, and our patients, from these risks. Nobody would want to find themselves operating outside of these standards, especially if it resulted in unnecessary harm.
Sometimes it is difficult to know which standards apply to us in the NHS or private healthcare setting. Well, now there is no excuse! The following article, penned by BMLA members and world renowned experts Dr Godfrey Town and Dr Elizabeth Raymond Brown, is an easy to read and thorough overview of the current laser standards applicable in the UK.
Select the image below to open the full article.