BEST trauma shears?

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    Ok, here's the deal.

    I was mocked by my new colleagues for having sissy trauma shears the other day. Truthfully, they were good once but have gone so dull that they could barely cut a bubba lady's panties and corset. So where could I order some freakin' macho trauma shears?
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    have you tried the smith and wesson's heavy duty sheers? i have a couple pair of those and they are spectacular.
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    Quote from jadamsrn
    Ok, here's the deal.

    I was mocked by my new colleagues for having sissy trauma shears the other day. Truthfully, they were good once but have gone so dull that they could barely cut a bubba lady's panties and corset. So where could I order some freakin' macho trauma shears?
    Hmm.. the free ones from the drug reps always worked for me, and I've never been sad when they fall into the toilet when I forget that I've jammed them into the back waistband of my pants...

    Maybe your macho trauma shears will have a built in laser sight... that would be sweet....

    Blee
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    The best? Any pair that has a drug name on the handle and are free!
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    Ok...I'm a bit of an equipment snob...I love my 70$ trauma shears from Big Shears

    People make fun of me but who do they ask for scissors from when they have to cut heavy duty clothes off of a patient?

    One bad thing about these shears is that they are very heavy compared to the basic trauma/utility shears. They make a holster but I did not buy one because I use my cargo pockets of my aviator scrubs which are buff and hold them fine and I have my stethoscope in the opposite pocket so it balances my pants out.

    I have cut many leather pants, football pads and wet-suits off with these and I probably could remove digits if needed

    If the guy from Bigshears is reading this I'll take my kickback now...lol
    rwright15, mcknis, and Altra like this.
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    I cosign Larry's endorsement of bigshears. They are definitely not sissy. They are the Chuck Norris of trauma shears.
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    I am using yellow Avelox shears and they are better than anything I have ever actually bought.
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    Quote from rlgiv
    I am using yellow Avelox shears and they are better than anything I have ever actually bought.
    Avelox Shears!!!

    Oh man am I jealous. All we get from Avelox is boxes of antibiotics, and an occasional banana bread from Tim Horton's.

    Well I can't talk too bad about the banana bread... I almost got to see a smackdown over the banana bread once between the nurses and the doc... that was fun.
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    Quote from cccnurse
    Avelox Shears!!!

    Oh man am I jealous. All we get from Avelox is boxes of antibiotics, and an occasional banana bread from Tim Horton's.

    Well I can't talk too bad about the banana bread... I almost got to see a smackdown over the banana bread once between the nurses and the doc... that was fun.
    They give us pens to........and badge holders.......donuts but, bannana bread would really be special.
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    I usually carry the mini version of the usual ER trauma shears, but I don't like them very much. They are okay for basic trimming of cast stuff or bandage cutoff. When the real cuttin' has to happen, most places I have worked have a large drug-rep-related pair hanging in the trauma room or at the nurses station--sometimes attached to the department's oxygen tank key or another bulky item to prevent it from "growing legs."
    I'm getting ready to work some on the North Shore, so I am thinking about the wetsuit issue. The good ol' boys where I worked last wore a lot of biker leather and boots. Might have to try those bigshears--I will mention your name, larry77!


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