Autoclaves

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Autoclaves are a common piece of medical equipment that appears in our service department. These units require proper maintenance to sterilize equipment properly and allow the unit to work efficiently while ensuring sterility for your medical instruments. In addition to … Read More

Medical Batteries

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Medical Batteries Did you know that batteries used in your medical device are regulated under Medical Devices Regulation and the Food and Drugs Act in Canada? The batteries are classified as class I or class II depending on which device they are being used … Read More

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

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Overview Automated External Defibrillators, also known as AEDs, are portable electronic devices used to help revive someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. These AEDs can be found in physiotherapy clinics, dental offices, and many other public offices all over the … Read More

Veterinarian Anesthesia Machine (Gas Machine)

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  The Purpose of a veterinarian anesthesia machine is to provide pain management, sedation and anesthesia to the animal during interoperative veterinarian cases by use of anesthetic vapors. IT is the main medical device that the anesthetist operates. An anesthesia … Read More

Laser Units

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A laser is a beam of light that has been tuned to a specific wavelength. Lasers has a wide range of applications, from pointers use by teachers in classrooms ( or used to play with your cat) to cutting diamonds. … Read More

What are Electrosurgical Units?

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What are Electrosurgical Units? Electrosurgical units (ESU) use an alternating high current coupled with a high frequency to cut and cauterize a patient during surgery. The ESU generates heat in the tissue and “dissects” the cell. Dissecting the cell means … Read More

Silicone Spray Vs. WD40

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Silicone spray Silicone spray is used to lubricate many surfaces such as metal, rubber, plastics and even wood.  Lubricating joints can be critical to help maintain the life of the device you are lubricating.  One downfall to silicone spray is … Read More

Overview of Wax Baths

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Overview of Wax Baths   What is a wax bath?   Wax baths are electrical devices that are used in the treatment of sore joints; they offer therapeutic relief from pain and promote blood circulation in the appendages.   Components: … Read More

Patient Lifts

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What are patient lifts? Patient lifts are devices that assist in the moving of a patient, and these devices can vary in the amount of assistance given.  Some common uses for patient lifts are to assist a patient in moving … Read More