- 1 Top Nursing Scissors on the Market
- 1.1 PhysiciansCare by First Aid Only
- 1.2 Clauss Titanium Bonded Bent Snips, 7″
- 1.3 Prestige Medical Fluoride Scissor
- 1.4 Medical and Nursing Lister Bandage Scissors 5.5’’
- 1.5 Osung SCT115C Tissue Scissor, Curved, 4 3/4″
- 1.6 EMT Trauma Shears with Carabiner
- 1.7 XSHEAR 7.5” Black Titanium Coated Extreme Duty Trauma Shears
- 1.8 Black Stainless Steel Medical Shears by Nurse Nico
- 1.9 Madison Supply, Premium Quality Fluoride Coated Medical Scissors, EMT and Trauma Shears 1-Pack
- 1.10 Fluoride Coated EMT Trauma Shears with Carabiner
- 1.11 LEATHERMAN Raptor Shears
- 1.12 Rainbow of EMT Paramedic Scissors 11 per Set
- 1.13 Prestige Medical Curved Blade Dressing Scissor, 5.5 Inch, 1.45 Ounce
- 1.14 Nursing Tools Nurse Scissors with Hemostat
- 1.15 A2ZSCILAB Lister Bandage Scissors 3.5″ Multi Color Rainbow Stainless Steel
- 1.16 Listermate Autoclavable Bandage Scissor, 1.25 Ounce, 5.5”
- 2 Conclusion
If you’re a nurse or working in a medical field, you know how important it is to have a pair of high-quality scissors. They are usually used to cut bandages, tapes and other medical items but they should also be able to cut through thicker and tougher materials like fabrics, plastic etc.
Not all of the medical scissors offer the same quality and performance. That’s why I’ve made a list with some of the best nursing scissors on the market.
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Top Nursing Scissors on the Market
PhysiciansCare by First Aid Only
These 7-inch shears with blades bonded with titanium (which is stronger than steel) are the perfect choice for cutting everything from gauzes, bandages, tapes to clothes and other materials.
Blunt tip and bent handle provide not only comfort and safety but also an effective and reliable cut.
In addition to basic trauma shears features, PhysiciansCare also has adjustable blade tension for cutting through different materials.
Clauss Titanium Bonded Bent Snips, 7″
These are another pair of 7-inch scissors similar to the previous product.
The blades are titanium-bonded meaning that they’re three times harder than stainless steel, while corrosion and adhesive resistant layers allow you to cut through various materials without a problem.
Add a comfortable grip for extended use and you have some of the best nursing scissors on the market.
Prestige Medical Fluoride Scissor
These medical scissors made by Prestige Medical feature fluoride coating that provides a non-stick surface for cutting tape and bandages with ease.
The blades are made of high-quality steel for prolonged lifespan, even after numerous autoclave sterilizations.
They are available in 2 sizes (5.5 and 7 inches) and 7 different colors.
Medical and Nursing Lister Bandage Scissors 5.5’’
These 100% ice tempered stainless steel scissors are a little bit different than typical medical scissors. The upper blade is shorter than lower in order to eliminate the risk of hurting yourself or others while cutting.
There is also a rounded tip so they can slide under the bandage easily.
Osung SCT115C Tissue Scissor, Curved, 4 3/4″
Osung makes some of the best scissors but you’ll have to pay a much higher price for them. They produce their products with precision in order to provide maximum hardness, cutting-edge sharpness, and minimal wear and tear.
These 4 ¾ inch scissors have cutting edges that are grinded with precision in order to provide a long-lasting sharpness and the best cutting experience.
Made of German medical grade stainless steel, they can withstand numerous sterilizations without losing their sharpness which is important for nurses and other medical personnel.
EMT Trauma Shears with Carabiner
These stainless steel 7.5 inches long scissors have a patented, steel-reinforced carabiner that allows you to clip them directly on your waistband. This way you won’t lose them and you’ll have them by your side at all times.
Since they are made from surgical grade stainless steel, these shears can cut through both thinner and thicker things like bandages, tapes, leather, and even seatbelts.
XSHEAR 7.5” Black Titanium Coated Extreme Duty Trauma Shears
Unlike usual nursing shears, XSHEAR 7.5’’ Extreme Duty Trauma Shears have hardened stainless steel blades that are two times thicker for better durability and more precise cutting.
They are also coated with titanium for superior durability.
The heavy-duty center bolt won’t allow them to flex or loosen, even when cutting through thicker and harder materials, while the patented blunt tip and curved design provide additional safety.
These trauma shears also excel in comfort thanks to its soft touch inner handles.
Black Stainless Steel Medical Shears by Nurse Nico
Nurse Nico provides products that are tested in the emergency departments of many world’s leading hospitals in southern California so rest assure that they will meet all demands of a nursing job.
Made of Teflon coated stainless steel, these shears can cut through various materials with ease.
They only come in one size (7 inches) but the manufacturer claims that this is the most common choice for many nurses and they can fit perfectly in most hands.
Madison Supply, Premium Quality Fluoride Coated Medical Scissors, EMT and Trauma Shears 1-Pack
The all-black trauma shears have a fluoride-coated non-stick surface for cutting through adhesive bandages without sticking.
Thanks to its sharp edges and milled serrations, they can cut through both thinner and thicker, tougher materials.
Even though the handles are plastic, they are specially created to withstand higher temperatures during sterilization in the autoclave.
The manufacturer claims that these scissors can be autoclavable up to 290 F or 143 C.
Fluoride Coated EMT Trauma Shears with Carabiner
These trauma shears are almost the same as EMT Trauma Shears with Carabiner. The biggest difference is that these pair of scissors are coated with fluoride so they won’t stick when cutting.
The scissors are 7.5 inches big which is a standard size in most hospitals, ORs and ERs.
Thanks to its high-quality medical grade stainless steel blades, they can cut through thicker materials like leather or a seatbelt.
You probably won’t lose these shears since they have a carabiner for clipping them onto your waist. This way they’ll always be by your side.
LEATHERMAN Raptor Shears
Leatherman’s Raptor Shears are not just trauma shears.
There are actually six tools in this product – folding medical shears, a strap cutter, a ring cutter, a 5 cm ruler, an oxygen tank wrench, and a carbide glass breaker. Thanks to these multiple tools and features, you’ll carry less medical tools in your pocket and free up some space.
The shears are crafted from stainless steel blades that have serrations for easier cutting through thicker and tougher materials.
There are.numerous ways to carry these shears so rest assure that they’ll never leave your side.
Rainbow of EMT Paramedic Scissors 11 per Set
Medical workers often lose their medical tools, including scissors, during their shift and emergencies. That’s why it is always good to have a spare pair of scissors.
This product includes 11 basic medical shears for really cheap price. Each pair has a different colored plastic handle while the titanium-coated stainless steel blades provide precise cutting without sticking.
The blades are serrated with clothing-lift lip and rounded tip for improved safety.
Prestige Medical Curved Blade Dressing Scissor, 5.5 Inch, 1.45 Ounce
If you’re looking for medical scissors that are specially designed for wound care dressing , these Curved Blade Dressing Scissors by Prestige Medical are a great choice.
The 5.5-inch scissors have curved blades made of stainless steel that are designed for easy cutting through different types of medical dressings like gauzes, bandages etc.
Unlike other medical scissors that have plastic handles, these dressing scissors are made entirely out of steel, providing improved sturdiness and longevity.
Nursing Tools Nurse Scissors with Hemostat
These pair of scissors are some of the most feature-packed scissors on the market.
In addition to cutting, these scissors also have a hemostat, pupil and wound measurements and a clamp. There’s also an interchangeable rechargeable light for all those night shifts so you won’t wake up your patient with overhead lights.
The blades are made of Japanese surgical grade stainless steel while the handles have a built-in clip to keep your shears from sliding down the pocket.
A2ZSCILAB Lister Bandage Scissors 3.5″ Multi Color Rainbow Stainless Steel
While most trauma shears are 5.5 or 7.5 inches long, these medical scissors by A2ZSCILAB are just 3.5 inches so they won’t take too much space in your pocket.
Other than size, these scissors are just another pair of trauma shears with stainless steel blades. The handles are also made of steel so you don’t have to worry about their durability or sterilization.
Listermate Autoclavable Bandage Scissor, 1.25 Ounce, 5.5”
Listermate scissors are bandage scissors with traditional Lister bandage scissors design that is perfect for wound care dressing.
Their stainless steel blades can cut through any type of medical dressing with ease while the plastic handle has a nice grip for better handling.
The materials used for these scissors can withstand high temperatures so you can safely autoclave them on 143 degrees Celsius (290 degrees Fahrenheit).
These are some of the best trauma shears that are currently available on the market in my opinion. Some of them are cheap and more basic while others are pricier or have some additional features.
With this list, I’ve tried to cover nursing scissors that will suffice more than just basic needs. I mean, you don’t buy a good pair of nursing scissors every day.
Each of these nursing scissors are great in their own way. The choice depends on your needs and preferences. I just hope that I’ve made it easier.