Abstract 

ISO 11810:2002 specifies a standardized method for testing and classifying surgical drapes and other patient-protective covers with respect to laser-induced hazards. It applies to disposable and reusable, as well as woven and non-woven materials used as surgical drapes and other patient-protective covers which claim to be laser-resistant. An appropriate classification system is given.

It is not the purpose of this International Standard to serve as a general fire safety specification and, as such, it does not cover other sources of ignition nor does it cover the issue of laser-induced secondary ignition.

All materials reflect portions of the beam and it is necessary for the user to decide whether specular reflectance may be a hazard. This measurement, however, is not covered in this International Standard.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2002-09
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 10
  • :
    ISO/TC 172/SC 9
    Laser and electro-optical systems
  • 31.260
    Optoelectronics. Laser equipment
    11.040.30
    Surgical instruments and materials
    13.340.99
    Other protective equipment

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