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Nurse Watches and Hourglasses for pulse measuring
Nurse watches are, as their name suggests, used by nurses in everyday hospital work or care facilities - and have been since the early 20th century. For reasons of hygiene, the watch was moved from the wrist to the work clothes and thus changed from a wristwatch to the smock watch. It is still used today by nurses in hospitals and other medical institutions for various tasks. It is also known as the care watch.
You can buy nurse watches in our online shop. Either as an hourglass or as a classic nurse watch with a clip or pin. Use the nurse watch to simplify work according to hygiene regulations and be up to date with the latest hygiene standards!
For more information on nurse watches, see the bottom of this page.
What is a Nurse Watch?
Watches for nurses are similar to pocket watches. They consist of a small round case with an integrated clockwork. Glass covers either the watch hands and dial or, in the case of digital models, the display. In contrast to pocket watches, nurse watches are not worn in the pocket, but on clothing or on the smock itself. They are attached to the clothes with a brooch, which is equipped with either a clip or a pin. The nurse watch is connected to the brooch with a short chain.
There are also nurse watches with silicone covers. They don´t have a chain, as silicone covers form a unit with the watch. Usually, the case of a nurse watch can simply be opened to change the battery.
The specialty: the dial is rotated 180 degrees. So the clock is upside down. The design ensures that you can easily read the time while looking down. Wearing jewelry is prohibited in hospitals. This also includes watches. A clip-on watch, like the nurse watch, is therefore the only way to carry a watch with you. This means that hand hygiene regulations are observed and work is made easier.
In addition, the nurse watch offers other practical advantages, such as:
- easy to clean material
- particularly suitable for determining pulse and breathing rate
- helpful with all times
- handy, practical and easy to read
- ersatile also in other areas
Keep track of the time and buy a nurse watch at MedicalCorner24!
What does a nurse use the nurse watch for?
A nurse watch is probably most often used as a heart rate monitor. When the pulse is measured, the caregiver uses the second hand to help and measures the pulse waves every 15 seconds. That is why the dial of the nurse watch is equipped with a second hand. The nurse multiplies this value by four to get the result for one minute. This is one of the reasons why many nurse watches are equipped with a so-called tachymeter, a pulse scale. It simplifies pulse measurement for the caregiver.
In addition, the nurse watch is used for documentation in order to enter precise times. It is also important for adhering to certain timelines, for example when administering medication. The areas of application are diverse because, especially in medical facilities, the time must always be in view without endangering proper hygiene.
What kinds nurse watches are available?
Nurse watches differ in the use of the material and whether they are digital or analog. They are made of plastic, silicone or metal. The individual materials of the watches for nurses have an impact on price, value and durability. Plastic and silicone watches are available in different colors. These care watches are cheaper than their metal counterparts, but not as durable.
Digital nurse watches are available with backlighting and an integrated stop function. You can buy nurse watches with clip or metal ring. Find the watch that suits you now and order your model at medicalcorner24.com! Alternatively, a nurse watch can also be bought as an hourglass. These usually have a cycle time of 15 to 30 seconds and are primarily intended for measuring your heart rate.
Conveniently buy the desired nurse watch for everyday use in hospitals, medical practices or clinics. You will also find various blood pressure measuring devices for simple pulse and blood pressure measurement at home in our online shop. We also carry heart rate monitors and pulse monitors, stethoscopes and clinical thermometers.