Use Of Contained Breathing Apparatus To Isolate The Operator And Assistant

Dermabrasion and carbon dioxide laser surgery aerosolize patient blood and tissue particles. The operating physician and assistants may therefore have intimate inhalational and mucous membrane contact with patients’ body fluids. Herein is described the use of an isolated ventilation system to protect physicians and assistants from blood and tissue products aerosolized during the course of dermabrasion and carbon dioxide laser surgery.