Nursing Pen lights

  1. I'm a new nurse and just been pondering if its safe to use these new LED pen lights to check pt.'s pupils. I am finding more and more of the penlight/ mini flashlights are LED now. What's your guys take on this? Has anyone seen any evidence based practice on this kind of thing?
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  3. by   Okami_CCRN
    At the facility for which I work the Neuro ICU and ICU must check pupils with a good old fashioned flashlight. According to intensivists and clinical nurse specialist it is the best. They say that the pen lights do not work as well.
  4. by   FORTHELOVEOF!!!!
    We are told that the LED lights aren't good for patients eyes.