Podcast 753: Ring Cutting Raptors - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast 753: Ring Cutting Raptors

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Techniques regarding ring removal in the ED were evaluated in a recent study which looked at using trauma shears versus the motorized ring cutters
  • A certain type of trauma shear has a ring-cutter attached to it, 7 seconds to remove vs. about 70 seconds for motorized ring cutters
  • Both the users of the devices and the patients preferred the ring-cutter shears


Walter J, DeBoer M, Koops J, Hamel LL, Rupp PE, Westgard BC. Quick cuts: A comparative study of two tools for ring tourniquet removal. Am J Emerg Med. 2021;46:238-240. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2020.07.039

Summarized by John Spartz, MS4 | Edited by Erik Verzemnieks, MD


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