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Tour of a First Aid Kit

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Updated September 18, 2011

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Scissors and Shears
Trauma Shears

Trauma shears have a special edge that protects the victim.

© Rod Brouhard
Scissors or shears are as versatile as tape in a first aid kit. Bandage scissors or trauma shears (pictured) have a specially designed edge that allows them to be used next to the victim's skin without cutting the victim.

Use shears to cut splints, remove clothes, or to cut tape and gauze.

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