Employee Highlight

  This month we are highlighting one of our Technicians, Anthony, who has been with Acura Medical Systems, Inc. since 2014! Anthony and his wife Molly will be celebrating their five-year anniversary in May. They own a dog, Ruby, that was featured previously in our Pets of Acura post. They have recently been watching the show Forged in Fire together … Read More

Dental Unit Maintenance

Maintaining your dental unit and handpieces can help you avoid costly repairs and helps ensure the safety of your patients. You should set-up a process for your practice that every staff member follows, and staff should familiarize themselves with the dental unit and have access to the manual. You should also have your dental unit checked annually by qualified Technicians … Read More

Ensuring Your Pets Return

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Microchipping your dog or cat is the most effective way to help ensure their return should they become lost or missing. It is a quick process that does not require anesthesia or surgery and is as painful as a regular injection. While there is a good chance you’ll find your pet if they’re wearing a collar and tags, it’s always … Read More

Employee Highlight: Ron Thorpe

Ron is our Technical Operations Manager and has been with Acura Medical Systems since 2006. Along with overseeing our other Technicians, Ron is a Subject Matter Expert on a variety of equipment types and has years of experience servicing, repairing, and inspecting veterinary and human medical equipment. Ron also regularly spends time working with manufacturers and researching equipment to provide … Read More

MedGas Installation

Acura Medical Systems, Inc. provides Medical Gas installation and service to veterinary clinics throughout Ohio, and have recently completed projects in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, and Utah. Along with installing the actual medical gas piping, we provide and install vacuum pumps, waste gas scavenger systems, wall or ceiling outlets, hose drops, and system status monitoring systems. We provide complete medical … Read More

ASPCA Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

Sources: https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/top-reasons-adopt-pet https://www.aspca.org/news/make-difference-pets-need-during-adopt-shelter-dog-month October is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Adopting a dog helps homeless animals find a forever home. Every year approximately 670,000 dogs are euthanized in the United States. Adopting a dog is a great way to combat puppy mills, and if you buy your pet from a pet store, online seller, or a flea market … Read More

Centrifuge Maintenance

A working centrifuge can be integral to your day to day operations. See below for some tips and steps to help avoid issues when possible, to maintain your centrifuge, and keep your valuable equipment working properly. Following these steps can also help to minimize the need for costly repairs. – Always reference your instruction manual for proper use and maintenance … Read More

Autoclaves/Sterilizers Maintenance & Usage

Caring for your autoclave is important to minimize the need for repairs, which can be expensive and impact your patient care.  Your autoclave should come with a user manual, and it’s important to reference this and follow the directions provided by the manufacturer of your specific unit. This includes weekly or monthly cleaning. You should have your autoclave inspected on … Read More

Microscope Maintenance and Care

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Many problems that arise with microscopes are the result of improper handling. When carrying your microscope, you should always hold it by the base and the support arm. Never pick it up by grabbing the stage, as this can cause issues with alignment. If you are going to be transporting your microscope on a regular basis, you may want to … Read More