Surgical Drapes, Patient, Laser-Resistant
Definition : Patient surgical drapes designed to provide a bacteria-proof barrier between the unsterile skin of the patient and the sterile surgical field while protecting the patient from laser radiation and potential ignition. These drapes consist of metallic and non-metallic layers with an airspace in between. Laser-resistant patient surgical drapes harmlessly dissipate the energy in a misdirected laser beam which gives healthcare workers an opportunity to take corrective action before the laser beam can ignite a fire. These patient surgical drapes are usually made of disposable materials, but reusable ones are also available. They are used in laser surgery procedures.
Entry Terms : "Drapes, Laser-Resistant" , "Laser-Resistant Surgical Drapes, Patient"
UMDC code : 17244