Acufast Training2021-07-08T15:33:27-07:00

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Acufast Best Practices

The Acufast System uses innovative accessories – the Acuclip and Acubase – to make working with bulk needles simple. Watch as Dr. John Stan demonstrates how he uses the Acuclip and Acubase with his Acufast needles in his clinic.

 

Acufast Pouch Packs

Key Features

Small Pouch Size: Acufast Pouch Packs are up to half the size of comparable brands on the market, meaning less packaging waste.

Separate Guide Tubes: There are no guide-tubes with these pouches. With Acufast, guide tubes are offered separately and for a small cost, while conventional bulk needles put one tube per 10 needles.

Easy-Open Top: Acufast Pouch Packs have an easy-to-open top, allowing easy access to the needle handles. See video demonstration.

Vacuum-Sealed: Pouches are vacuum sealed, with two additional seams that hold the needles in place during shipping, preventing accidental poking through of the needle tips or damage during shipping.

Pouch Pack Dos & Don’ts

Dos:

  • Always store Acufast needles in the box they came in.

  • Only remove Acufast needles from their box when you are ready to use them.

Don’ts:

  • Do not travel with loose Acufast Pouch Packs (outside their box or an approved travel case). The needles in the pouch can poke through the plastic while moving around in your bag. If this happens, the needles are no longer sterile and can’t be used.

Needle Use FAQs

Can I use Acufast needles with moxa?2021-05-06T11:03:44-07:00

You can use indirect moxa with these needles. When moxa on the needle is required, then we recommend using a moxa needle cap. These little stainless steel holders slip over the handle of the needle. The convenient moxa holding tray that forms the lower part of the holder ensures that the moxa punk does not slip off the handle. All regular consent and precautions are still required when using these moxa holders as risks associated with ash and burning substances need to be appropriately managed.

Can I use Acufast needles with E-stim?2021-05-06T11:06:20-07:00

Yes, you can use the needles with e-stimulation for up to 30 minutes. We recommend that you use only stimulators that are designed with alternating bi-polar frequencies to reduce any ionic charge building up on the needle shaft.

Does the silicone coating reduce conductivity with e-stim?2021-05-06T11:06:12-07:00

The silicone layer is minute and there is no discernable loss of conductivity with e-stim.

Is the whole needle coated with silicone? Or just the tip?2021-05-06T11:13:45-07:00

The needles are coated up to 80% of the shaft allowing for a smooth needling experience for the patient. For those patients who have sensitives or allergies to medical-grade silicone, we recommend the non-coated version of our product.

Needle Sterility FAQs

How soon must the needles in the pack be used after opening?2021-05-06T11:25:29-07:00

If the needles are left in the pouch pack and clipped with the Acuclip, they remain aseptic for 24 hours. We recommend if there are any unused needles remaining in the pack at the end of the day, that the needles are safely parked on your clinic counter or tray using the Acubase and covered for protection overnight. For periods longer than 24 hours we recommend disposing of any unused needles.

Can I use the needles from an open pack on two different patients?2021-05-06T11:25:20-07:00

As the needles are safely contained in the pouch pack you can use the open pack on multiple patients. If you use tubes, we recommend that you have a unique tube for each patient.

Can I save unused needles in a pouch pack and use them again on the same patient in a future treatment?2021-05-06T11:24:11-07:00

We do not recommend saving needles in the open pouch pack for longer than 24 hours.

Does the magnetic Acuclip help maintain sterility of the needles after opening?2021-05-06T11:23:34-07:00

The “magnetic” nature of the clip does not affect or enhance sterility itself. The fact that the magnetic clip tightly holds the shafts of the needles between the top and bottom layer of the pouch conveniently reduces airflow and possible contamination of the shafts of the needle. The net effect is that the shafts of the needles remain in a clean field for a longer time than other packaging methods.

What is Gamma Ray sterilization?2021-05-06T11:37:53-07:00

Gamma Ray sterilization uses radiation to sterilize the needles, and typically the only byproduct of this sterilization process is ozone. In comparison, the conventional method for sterilizing needles is with ethylene oxide, which has been classified as a human carcinogen and long-term exposure is known to be harmful to human health and to the environment. Another benefit of Gama Ray sterilization lasts for 5 years!

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