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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Frosty response from Veterinarians gets warm reception from clients.

Cryotherapy is long recognised as an immensely effective treatment for many epidermal skin lesions.
Neoplastic and benign cutaneous lesions are commonly found in small animals. With the use of laser or electro-surgery the animal has to be sedated  but as cryosurgery is generally recognised as pain free it  allows the surgeon to treat painlessly without sedation or anaesthesia. The reduced need for general anesthesia in older animals, commonly affected with these lesions, certainly is a beneficial choice for both patient and Vet. Being able to perform procedures on unanesthesized animals with the CryoProbe is a big plus, because owners are un-concerned about sedation.
Lower treatment cost is a benefit for the client by avoiding pre-anesthetic workup or anesthesia to add to the procedure price. Most lesions can be treated rapidly on an outpatient basis.It is most commonly used on small lesions but can be used to treat larger growths such as equine sarcoids etc.

Here's how the CryoProbe instruments can benefit you
The CryoProbe's accuracy (to the millimeter) is achieved by pointing the micro-fine jet of cryogen directly towards the lesion. Only minor discomfort is experienced because treatment of healthy tissue is easily avoided. As a result, your patients will now allow you to treat them longer, allowing for deeper freezing and thus a more effective treatment. Time consuming repeat visits will be reduced dramatically.

Cryopen has major advantages over all canister Cryotherapy systems.

greater freezing power at -89°C. Canister type alternatives are only -55°C
n facilitates speed of freezing essential for effective treatment 
n high pressure cryogen jet for deeper penetration 
n innovative concept for easy integration in daily practice 
n only lesions are treated regardless of shape or size

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Look after your equipment

Everyone is familiar with the damage weather can do to equipment electronics, in the form of rain and damaging weather conditions such as storms and flooding. However, many people are not aware of the damage potential of other weather effects, such as cold, heat, humidity, wind, lightning and solar radiation.
Electronics do not operate as well under very cold conditions. When electronics are run in very cold environments, device shut-downs, malfunctions and component damage can occur.
Consumer electronics generate heat simply by operating, and most are designed with fans or other cooling systems in order to keep the heat levels down. However, when the device is exposed to other heat sources, such as high temperatures or direct sunlight, the temperature levels can exceed the device's limits, leading to shut-down, malfunctions or component damage. Batteries are particularly susceptible to heat damage. For example, if a cell phone is left in a vehicle, the heat buildup in the vehicle during hot months is enough to significantly shorten the battery's life. Extreme heat can also melt and warp plastic enclosures and cases.
The lower the humidity, the more likely it is that damaging static charges will build up quickly. Static discharges can easily damage electronic components. In addition, very high humidity can lead to condensation within the electronics, which can cause corrosion. Finally, electronic devices which are moved between two different environments (such as an arid storage area and a humid room) should be given time to adjust to the room temperature in order to allow condensation caused by the differences in humidity and temperature to evaporate. Some devices, such as VCR's, will have a humidity sensor that will prevent the device from powering up when dangerous condensation levels are detected.
In and of itself, wind does not present a threat to electronics. However, wind usually carries with it particulate matter, from dust to sand to debris. Dust and sand can cause severe damage to electronics over time, and care should be taken to protect your devices.
When people think of weather that can damage electronics, lightning is often the first element that comes to mind. Lightning causes a great deal of damage to electronics every year, but direct lightning strikes are rare. The usual method for protecting against static discharges (such as but not limited to lightning) is to properly ground your equipment and antennas. While nothing can completely prevent a direct lightning strike, grounding your equipment ensures that static discharges caused by nearby strikes or by static buildup in the atmosphere are directed harmlessly into the ground, rather than through your electronic devices.
Solar Radiation
Solar radiation is a serious problem for the communications industry. Solar activity can garble radio transmissions and fry the electronics on satellites and in antennas. During periods of heightened solar activity, shortwave communications are particularly curtailed, with range being significantly affected for the worse. Solar activity also affects satellite operation, such as those used in global positioning systems, satellite television and radio.

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Autoclaves and the Sterilization process

  • When purchasing an autoclave choice should meet needs and hopefully the following will help to choose the most suitable option:
  • What size sterilization chamber.
  • What materials .eg surgical instruments.surgical drapes.plastic specula,etc
  • Do you require a choice of sterilization cycles.
  • Are you going to sterilize both wrapped and unwrapped instruments. 
  • Bench mounted or Freestanding unit
  • Manual or automatic
  • Do you need a drying cycle.
  • Is a Vacuum system necessary.
  • Have you got a water distiller.
  • Is cycle validation a requirement.
  • Does the unit re cycle water .
  • Is it a good idea to have a water tank feed and a separate tank for "dirty water".
  • Are service and repair facilities available.
  • Instruments should be surgically clean prior to autoclaving and ultrasonic cleaning may be a safe as well as labour saving option.
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Laundry in the Veterinary environment.

Surgery coats.uniforms,overalls,scrubs,drapes and animal bedding are the most commonly washed items in most veterinary practises.The washing machine is the most heavily used equipment within the practise environment.Domestic or consumer machines are most commonly used in facilities but are inadequate for the task.
Differences between Domestic and Commercial Washing Machines.
Domestic Machines.
Inexpensive but are not built for the intensity,type and volume of veterinary work.
Short lifespan due to component failure.
Washing programmes are for domestic use and do not have a disinfection cycle
Machines can become clogged up with hair and residue building up on pumps and heaters.
Waste water in Vet practises is regarded as category 5 waste and consequently a contamination risk.

Commercial Washing machines:
Cost more than domestic machines.
Have a much longer lifespan and are significantly more reliable.
More specialised washing programmes including disinfection.
Commercial machines have a gravity dump value which means that much of the dirt and hair is dumped out of the machine reducing build up on components.
Specialist drums provide gentle but thorough cleaning action increasing the lifespan of bedding and uniforms.
Commercial machines are also more energy and water efficient.
Environmental legislation within the EU strongly encourages the Veterinary profession to use only commercial washing systems and future practise accreditation schemes are expected to adopt these recommendations.

For further advice contact :
Pat@087 2503629