Medical Lasers; Engineering, Basic Research, and Clinical Application  
Laser Application and Nursing in the Field of Gynecology
Kyunghee Kim
Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College, Jinju, Korea
Correspondence to: Kyunghee Kim
Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College, 51 Uibyeong-ro, Jinju 52655, Korea
Tel.: +82-55-740-1961
Fax: +82-55-743-3010
E-mail: kyunghee8320@hanmail.net
Received: September 8, 2021; Accepted: October 31, 2021; Published online: November 25, 2021.
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Abstract
The recent development of new surgical techniques using lasers has increased the opportunities for open surgery involving minimal manipulation and faster and more accurate removal of lesions. The increasing use of laser technology requires nurses to play an extensive role. As assistants, nurses play an important role in maintaining the efficacy and safety of the laser device. In addition, they are also responsible for providing pre-and post-operative care to patients. Therefore, nurses should be aware of how to proceed with operative laser treatment for all surgical procedures and the steps for maintaining safety prior to, during, and after laser treatment. This review provides in-depth knowledge for nurses undertaking continuing education on lasers and patient care in the field of gynecology.
Keywords: Gynecology; Laser; Nursing


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