The functionality is the first thing that you must take into consider before buying a medical watch. A good medical watch will let nurses easily check the vital signs of their patients. There are different types of medical watches, that is why it is important that you now all the features before you get one.
Below are some features that you must consider when selecting and purchasing a medical watch:
A.) The watch face
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The watch face and elements on the watch face are important when choosing a medical watch. Do you want a watch with a 12 hour display cycle or a watch with a military time? Do you want classic analog watch or a digital watch? Do you want big numbers or regular numbers?
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There are materials which is germ free. This is really necessary especially if you are a nurse. Medical watches are made out of resin, rubber and plastic that is why it could be washed anytime and it is also not harmful for sensitive skin. Resin is the material that they used in making medical watches because you can easily wash and clean this type of material.
When you have allergies, the medical watch that you choose and purchase must be hypoallergenic.
You must also choose a medical watch that is water resistant since you will be washing your hands often.
C.) Watch type
There are two types of watches and that would be a lapel watch or a wrist watch, you could choose from any of the two depending on what is more comfortable for you.
Wrist watches are good for nurses who wants to quickly check the time and does not want to put anything around the neck or to attached it to their uniform. Wrist watches are very accessible at a quick glance, it is difficult to lose and it is lightweight. But, there are still some nurses who wants to use a lapel medical watch. There are some nurses who prefer to use a lanyard watch because when they will wash their hands they do not need to remove the watch. Lapel watches are good if you do not feel comfortable in using wrist watches and they are also perfect for people who experience any allergies. Every type of watch has its pros and cons.
D.) The cost
The cost of a medical watch depends on the brand and the features. Medical watch for nurses are in the price of $20-$30.
Medical watches for nurses that are $50 and up, usually has a longer warranty, the brand is very popular and it has more features