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Is it safe to have a nurse perform a laser procedure?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Sometimes

Just like doctors, there are good and bad nurses.
Some nurses have been performing laser procedures for many years and some just learned at a weekend course. In my practice, I have p.A.'s and nurses that i personally trained and supervise to perform certain laser procedures. I review each case individually and approve the settings before each treatment. I am always available on-site to supervise.

In brief: Sometimes

Just like doctors, there are good and bad nurses.
Some nurses have been performing laser procedures for many years and some just learned at a weekend course. In my practice, I have p.A.'s and nurses that i personally trained and supervise to perform certain laser procedures. I review each case individually and approve the settings before each treatment. I am always available on-site to supervise.
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