Ring Removal Guidelines

Thankyou to our forever helpful Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Nuria O’Mahony, for developing these comprehensive ring removal guidelines. These guidelines explain the different options of ring removal at SCGH ED and how to use them.


Instructional Videos:


Elasticated band technique:
Ring rescue cuff technique:
Manual ring cutter technique:
Electric ring cutter – GEM II technique:
Electric ring cutter – Black & Decker technique:
Tungsten ring plier technique:

Date implemented – 08/2023
Review date – nil planned
Author – Nuria O’Mahony

Dr James Wheeler
Dr James Wheeler

Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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