Use of cutaneous lasers and light sources: appropriate training and delegation.

Murad Alam*, J. S. Dover, K. A. Arndt

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been increasing concern among physicians, patient advocacy groups, and media watchdogs that laser, light, and cosmetic surgery are being practiced by poorly trained professionals, with resulting preventable injuries to patients. In response, several professional organizations have developed guidelines for the delegation of laser services to nonphysician providers. These guidelines delineate appropriate qualifications for delegating physicians and nonphysician providers, and also describe the circumstances and settings in which delegation is appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalSkin therapy letter
Volume12
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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