I don’t think I’ve yelled, “It’s part of the uniform, sucka!” recently. Not having a pair of scissors would evoke that outburst. There are all sorts of stuff we can cut, even if we are just making decorative snowflakes for the winter pancake social.
- Dressing changes
- Making our own split gauze for JP/PEG tube dressings
- Cutting off the end of Foley tube connector to put an NG to gravity
- Cutting elastic on tight hospital socks to prevent extremity edema
- Shaping wound vac foam
You get the drift, they cut stuff. Good, don’t let me catch you without a pair.