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Setting up an Nd:YAG laser training course.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8185267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report our experience in developing a two-day training course for the Nd:YAG (Neodymium: Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet) laser and describe the curriculum. This project arose from an attempt to modify an existing course on the CO2 laser for a newly-acquired Nd:YAG laser in such a way as to adequately demonstrate the properties of the latter and to highlight dissimilarities with the CO2 laser. The course, which is taught on a 1:1 student to instructor basis, uses both videotapes and a series of locally developed exercises to appraise the trainee of the potential of this tool. Both inanimate objects and live subjects (anaesthetized rats) are used in the exercises. Examples of the exercises developed and the principles they demonstrate are given, as well as specific problems that were overcome in order to produce a course that adequately covered the subject whilst containing costs at a reasonable level. The need for extensive hands-on use of the laser is emphasised.
Authors:
K McCutcheon; M F Stranc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1994 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-15     Completed Date:  1994-06-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Manitoba, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Education, Medical, Continuing
General Surgery / education
Laser Therapy / methods*
Manitoba
Rats

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