Rip Shears™ are a must for any first responder:
1. "Effective and Fast!"
Mounted on a standard trauma shear, the Rip Shears™ Firefly unit
will cut material as fast as you can move your hand. Anyone can
consistently expose the patient in less than 30 seconds using proper
techniques. Rip Shears™ will easily slice through street clothes, neck
ties, military fatigues, boots, leather jackets, denim, wetsuits,
chemical biological and radiological suits (CBR), bandages, sports
wraps, plastic packaging, seat belts, and much more! Because it is still
a trauma shear, you will cut through thicker materials such as belts,
nylon webbing, zippers, and thin metals should the need arise.
2. "Highest Quality!"
Rip Shears™ are
made in the USA with the highest quality materials. Made to last, the
Rip Shears™ housing has been constructed with fiberglass-reinforced
nylon that can be autoclaved up to 270 deg F. The blades are 440A
stainless steel and contain a special ceramic coating for increased
lubricity. This allows fabric to slide more freely across the blades
avoiding snags while retaining the blade edge up to five times longer
than a standard surgical blade.
3. "Save Money!"
shears are a great product with a variety of applications, but they cut
slowly and dull quickly. This product can dramatically extend the life
of your trauma/tufcut shears and save you money. This is how it works. A
pilot cut is first made with the shears and the Rip Shears™ Firefly unit
is then used to finish the job. Only the first cut is made with the
shears, thus preserving your shears blade edges for when you truly need
them. The Rip Shears™ Firefly unit will easily outlast several sets of
shears since 95% of the cuts will be made with the Rip Shears™ Firefly.
4. "Never lose your shears again!"
The glow in the dark "FIREFLY" version of Rip Shears is a favorite among
EMS and flight medics. This unique solution to an age old problem helps
you easily identify your rescue shears and helps prevent losing them in
the dark. Stop fumbling around in the dark! This luminescent design will
allow you to quickly spot your shears when time is of the essence. The
“FIREFLY” has been tested and proven not to wash out Night Vision
goggles in combat situations.
5. "Do no further harm"
The standard set
of bandage shears will often snag and pinch exposed skin causing pain.
The Rip Shears™ Firefly can remove tight fitting articles and bandages
in the flick of the wrist without causing pain to your patient! With a
patented Rip Shears™ design, efficiently remove tough sports wraps,
pressure dressings, and hospital ID wristbands comfortably and fast.
Simply slip the blade guide between the patient's skin and constrictive
articles. For dressing and tight wristbands, firmly seat the Rip Shears™
Firefly along the articles anterior aspect, pull down using quick and
deliberate action making sure to keep the safety guy parallel to the
skin surface. For sports wraps, firmly seat the guide and use in a
rocking motion like a can opener pulling out away from the skin. This
technique will allow for the fastest, most comfortable removal. Rip
Shears™ has sliced through a standard Israeli pressure dressing with 12
wraps in less than .5 seconds without leaving a single mark!
6. " ALL-IN-ONE Trauma Shears, Safety Knife & Reflex Hammer"
The Rip Shears™
design combines the power of a trauma shear, the speed and agility of a
safety knife and the diagnostic ability of a reflex hammer. By simply
flipping the shear in your hand you can use its rounded edge to conduct
DTR's for neurological exams and percussion of the chest or abdominal
cavity. Think of it, no longer having to switch tools in the middle of
critical treatments. Lightweight, compact and fast, when you need to
cut, rip or percuss, Rip Shears™ should be the tool of choice for every
7. "Won't fail you in tough positions"
Times of limited
mobility commonly occur when working MVAs or in combat conditions. The
inability to work effectively from any position can be uncomfortable,
waste critical time and puts both you and the patients' life at risk. A
unique benefit to adding Rip Shears™ to your tool kit is that this
product will provide cutting angles that are not available with standard
EMS trauma/tufcut shears. Because this device does not have a fulcrum it
has fewer tendencies to bind up in the fabric as you work. Regular
shears have a tendency to dull, slow down, or even stop cutting
altogether. They are virtually ineffective when they are not
perpendicular to the cutting surface. You might have experienced these
phenomena at times when you've needed to work across a patient's body or
maintain a low profile while treating. Left or right handed, or in a
tight spot, Rip Shears™ will get you through the problem faster.