Think tweezers don't really matter? Think again. When you are trying to retrieve a glass or wood splinter out of the hand of your child, you do not want to be using rusty metal that magnetically attracts small pieces of metal. You don't want more dirt in the wound.
Tweezers are easy to underrate as a first aid product. Tweezers can be precision made products, especially when they are used for fine tweezing. The finest tweezers in the world are Swiss made. Tweezers can also be made of materials other than steel, including plastics and other synthetic materials.
Tweezers are a valuable first aid item, especially in the removal of:
If you want the finest quality tweezers, these are available from surgical supply outlets.
You may also want to purchase tweezers that are antimagnetic. It can be frustrating if magnetized bits get in the way of removal of other materials.
You may also consider glare proof tweezers. Glare can interfere with the operation at hand, hindering the proper administration of first aid.
Forceps applies to a broad family of products including those used to deliver babies. The term forceps also applies to specialized tweezers that can be used in first aid. Forceps can also be purchased in the same size as tweezers, but without the sharpened edges you find with tweezers.
Did you know?
Tweezers comes from the French word “etui” meaning a box of needles.