Top 5 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Trauma Shear
🚨Attention Healthcare & Law Enforcement Providers🚨
Don't Buy another Trauma Shear until your Read these top 5 Secrets of the industry.
💥Finally! A Trauma shear that lasts without the fear of losing them.
See the top 5 things you should know before you purchase another shear...
✂️1. What is the difference between disposable $5-15 trauma shears and Premium shears?
- Low-end discount shears are made in China mostly. They feature rolled steel with low-grade un-hardened J2. These typically are very thin, bend, break, and or dull quickly.
- High-end trauma shears feature solid steel and hardened steel. Look for models that include Extreme Heavy Duty Steel to insure the best temper and long-lasting cuts.
✂️2. What is the difference between the coatings? They all look the same or do they?
- Low-end trauma shears use fluoride and or titanium coatings. Fluoride coatings are the cheapest and least scratch resistant in the industry. These will flake and fail quickly. They only provide mild anti-adhesive properties. The second inexpensive coating is Titanium coatings. They are mid-grade and provide mild scratch resistance and or protection. Most just know these for the black color; not the performance. 5-7/10 on Mohs Hardness Scale
- High-end trauma shears use DLC or Diamond-Like Carbon coatings. These coatings are the industry's top coatings with a high scratch and friction coefficient. It is a 9/10 on the Mohs scale of hardness with the element Diamond.
✂️3. Are all trauma shear multi-tools easy to clean/ decon?
No, they are not...
- Often foldable trauma shears are the hardest to clean. They have many pivot points for folding that hold blood and bacteria. These are the hardest to clean and are not intended for major trauma events. Most of these are also not autoclavable; being a hospital standard for sterilization. Check your shears for the ability to be easily field stripped and wiped down. Simple is more with bloodborne pathogens and decon.
- Fluoride coatings often flake and peel after multiple cleaning procedures are done.
- The best standard for trauma shears are those with premium coatings without silicone soft handles that trap bacteria or blood. A simple handle that is solid and autoclavable is the standard for healthcare providers. The second thing is the ability to field strip with no special lock Allen keys. There are trauma shears out there with a coin or flat head bolt. These allow the shear to be broken down quickly and properly cleaned. This also gives fewer pivot points to fail. After all who walks around with a star lock key or standard hex?..... not me
✂️4. Are your trauma shears actually ambidextrous?
98% of the industry is no.....
- Almost every trauma shear in the industry is right-handed only. Not only does the inhibit a left-handed user from using them, but also may result in a 30% loss of toque from not being inline. When shear is made for a right-hand dominant person and a left-handed person uses them disaster happens. Failed cuts that pull to one side or that are jagged. This also can lead to wrist damage or fatigue for the user.
- Premium trauma shears feature a neutral grip that can cut left or right-handed with equal cutting power. Test studies have shown straight cuts and retained torque for hard cuts. Why would you settle for less?
✂️5. Have you ever had your trauma shears go missing while at work? I have and so have 70% of healthcare workers in a recent study.
- Free and or inexpensive engraving is offered by the best companies in the industry. This not only allows for a great gift but also deters theft. By engraving, 83% of lost shears have been returned back to their rightful owners. After all who wants to risk working with someone else's name on the shear and get caught!... Ya embarrassing.
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