Healthcare cannot be complete without cutting. Apart from scissors, blades are important in treatment procedures. Doctors use this in surgical tables as well as normal operations that include removal of stitches and bandages. The most common types are surgical blades, which are rarely found in stores. The shape, size, and sharpness of these blades are unique and specifically meant for surgical purposes.
Blades can be mistaken for scalpels; while it might mean the same thing in conventional settings; these are two different tools in a hospital setting. In a surgical kit, blades and scalpels are placed in different sections. It is fascinating to watch a surgical procedure where the doctors and nurses coordinate without talking. The level of expertise is dictated by the smooth processes in the surgical room for several hours without using a single word. Nurses and assistant follow the process keenly and know when a blade or scalpel is needed. The leading surgeon only extends the hand and the most suitable tool for the next surgical stage is extended.
In a hospital setting, the size and shape of blades are denoted by numbers. While blades are commonly used in cutting skins and tissue, there are specific types for each procedure. Some are made of carbon and some are made of steel. All these factors are considered when incising into the human skin. These tools are disposable because of its exposure to body fluids that pose a great risk with respect to spreading infections. Once a blade is used on a patient, it is immediately disposed. In fact, a blade used to cut one part of the skin cannot perform an incision on another tissue on the same person. Tidiness is crucial to effectiveness of treatment procedures.
Blades come in special packages that protect them against rust and environmental elements. Also, storage of these tools in equipment is in special kits because of their sharp edges that can harm anyone accessing.
Blades are kept away from reach of patients because of the physical harm that it exposes to patients. Patients can use blades to interfere with treatment procedures and cause harm to patients.