BEST trauma shears?

  1. 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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  3. by   flightnurse2b
    have you tried the smith and wesson's heavy duty sheers? i have a couple pair of those and they are spectacular.
  4. by   Blee O'Myacin
    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
  5. by   sjt9721
    The best? Any pair that has a drug name on the handle and are free!
  6. by   Larry77
    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
  7. by   HYPEractiveTTU
    I cosign Larry's endorsement of bigshears. They are definitely not sissy. They are the Chuck Norris of trauma shears.
  8. by   rlgiv
    I am using yellow Avelox shears and they are better than anything I have ever actually bought.
  9. by   cccnurse
    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.
  10. by   rlgiv
    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.
  11. by   northshore08
    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!
  12. by   Jennifer, RN
    I agree with some of the previous posters that the best shears are free. I have lost too many in the heat of a trauma or critical alert to ever want to pay for another pair.
  13. by   Emergency RN
    Benchmade Rescue Hook model 7 (~ $30)

    http://www.benchmade.com/products/7



    See video: http://7hook.benchmade.com/

    But of course, nothing beats free, LOL...
    Last edit by Emergency RN on Dec 4, '09
  14. by   Oldnavy1988
    Quote from Blee O'Myacin
    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
    Yes, drug reps I agree.

    Don

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