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With fast and free delivery within Australia, easily shop surgical scissors, durable nursing scissors, and mayo scissors for cutting sutures, private clinics, or an emergency first aid kit.

Medical scissors are used with great care in the medical profession and are often used in first aid emergencies to cut through, incise or remove obstructions such as clothing, hair, or damaged skin.

To choose the best surgical scissors for your specific requirements, take note of the following:

Disposable vs. reusable medical scissors: With disposable medical scissors, once the scissors have been used, they are disposed of in a medical sharps container to eliminate the risk of cross contamination and exposure to any hazardous fluids that could be harmful to those nearby.

Reusable surgical scissors, on the other hand, are built to last and can be re-sharpened to recover full functionality if they get dull. Reusable medical scissors should always be carefully cleaned with a soft brush and sterilized before storage. Most stainless steel surgical scissors must be sterilized within 20 minutes of use by immersing them in an enzyme-based cleanser rather than a disinfectant. This is done to break down the proteins, films, and biological components that hold unseen bacteria, and is especially important if the scissors come into contact with blood, tissue, or bodily fluids.

Material: Surgical scissors come in a variety of blade materials and sharpness levels, depending on the technique to be performed and the substance to be cut. The most commonly used type of surgical scissors are stainless steel surgical scissors with steel blades, however they can alternatively be made of other materials, such as tungsten carbide (gold-handled scissors).

The material you choose will have an impact on the scissors’ longevity, as well as what they can be used for. Tungsten carbide scissors, for example, are gold-handled scissors that keep sharper for longer and are more durable than steel, extending the life of the scissors. However, re-sharpening them can be tedious.

Blade type: Surgical scissors can have straight, curved, or serrated blades. Mayo scissors (suture scissors), for example, have straight blades and are used to cut sutures. Microgrind or super-cut scissors, on the other hand, feature a bottom blade with tiny serrations designed to hold tissue in place and prevent it from moving while being cut, as well as a sharp, knife-edged top blade meant to slice through tissue instead of cutting it.

Invested Medical supplies surgical scissors and other medical instruments in bulk throughout Australia and New Zealand. Please contact us here if you would like to order bulk medical supplies for your institution.