Safe use of Diathermy and Laser

The principles of diathermy and laser energy sources. The various types of diathermy and laser are briefly outlined, together with measures to prevent complications from their use.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Ophthalmologists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the types of diathermy and laser commonly used in surgery;
  3. State the advantages of diathermy and laser use in surgery;
  4. Identify the disadvantages of using diathermy and laser techniques, and the common complications that may occur;
  5. List what precautions should be taken to ensure the safe surgical use of diathermy and lasers

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