EMT Shears Medical Scissors and Shears
Also known as trauma shears, medical shears have a large offset handle that increases leverage when cutting tough materials such as seatbelts, denim, and leather.
Also know, are trauma shears and bandage scissors the same thing?
You might use bandage scissors to make precise cuts – for example, small bandages for fingers. Trauma shears are usually larger, so you can quickly find them remove clothing in an emergency. Trauma shears are usually stronger. Trauma shears will cut through thick, tough material.
In respect to this, how many different types of surgical scissors are there?
What are Mayo scissors used for?
Mayo scissors come various lengths. Their construction is extremely durable, and Mayo scissors are used to cut connective tissues, fascia and sutures, primarily. The tips are semi-blunt, and they are available in curved or straight styles.
Surgical scissors intended for cutting bandages. This pair of scissors is very useful in a first aid kit. Made of stainless steel, they can be used throughout all your life and help you to cut your bandages to the appropriate size easily.
Metzenbaum scissors or “Metz” are used for fine dissection and cutting. They are most frequently slightly curved. A common mistake is to use Metzenbaums to cut suture, which dulls the scissors and renders then less useful for dissection.
I keep my trauma shears tucked into the waistband of my scrubs. Some of my nurses take a Kelly forceps, put the tip through a finger hole on their trauma shears, and pinch the Kelly forceps to their scrubs.
The blunt tip design of the scissor prevents accidental injury while making bandage removal very easy, smooth, and quick.
They are designed to be tough and durable. With these shears, you won’t have to worry about them falling apart or not being able to cut. The blades are titanium coated, and the lower blades are very finely serrated for extra grip of the material and better overall performance.
A hook shaped tip on one blade allows for easy entry under the suture, in order to lift and separate from the skin before cutting. The hook should hold the suture to prevent slippage from the blade before it is time for the suture to be cut.
This makes it easy to cut through bandages quickly and easily. The blade is also serrated, making the cutting action smoother. The most common size of nurse scissors is 7 1/2 inches. This works for most adult hand sizes.
Their rugged construction enables them to cut through strong materials such as car seat belts, leather, and denim, and even thin metal and other hard surfaces (including a U.S. penny). They are increasingly being used by fishermen, soldiers and scuba divers as safer alternatives to knives.