By making two cuts on each steel ring 180 degrees apart, this tool quickly cut through all the rings. (See photo 2.) To protect the underlying tissues from being inadvertently pinched by the cutter, we removed the padding from a malleable finger splint and inserted it between the ring and the skin at the site of each cut.
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 28 – No 01 – January 2009
Dr. Afarian is faculty at the University of California, San Francisco–Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program and, despite frequently shopping there, he has no financial interest in Home Depot. Dr. Lin practices emergency medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) and is the associate residency director at the UCSF-SFGH emergency medicine residency program. Contact Dr. Lin at email@example.com for comments or suggestions for other “tricks of the trade.”