When was the last time you saw these lying around your floor's stock/supply room?
Mar 29, '13
Did you know it was nurses who *invented* modern sanitary napkins?
During WWI due to shortages of cotton hospital nurses got the idea of using Kimberly Clark's "Cellucotton" (invented in 1913) that was used to make bandages for war use as a substitute. Kimberly-Clark refined the idea and in 1920 the Kotex brand of sanitary napkins hit the market.
Times being what they were marketing of this new feminine product was a tricky business. I mean certain things just weren't discussed then openly and many women still had doubts about this new fangled way of dealing with an age old problem. Hence the associated with hospitals and nurses.
Persons tended to trust their physicans and nurses were seen as respectable esta propia mujeres. Women whom could be trusted to provide an educated but also safe advice on such matters, even if one's own mother said otherwise.
50% of Canada's leading hospitals now use the same absorbent of which Kotex is made (BH0033) - Ad*Access - Duke Libraries
This tells the story better than I: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...vented-tampons
Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Mar 29, '13
Mar 30, '13
Quote from GrnTea
Personally, I would kill to have some of those great waffle-weave towels (green or blue) they used to use in the OR or for sterile drapes on the wards before everything got disposable. I used to steal them when I was a nurse's aide ages ago for dish towels because they were so absorbent, but over the years they got lost.
I still have a stainless steel Tubex, though
Are these what you girls are looking for?
Amazon.com: FINA Ultra Absorbent Luxury *WAFFLE WEAVE* microfiber bath towel in Linen color (29 x 55 inches): Home & Kitchen
Regarding huck or waffle weave OR towels they can be purchased from either directly from the mills or via their distributors. Simply make contact and it doesn't hurt to stress that "RN" after your name and am sure someone will cut you a deal. However you may have to purchase a job lot so perhaps get a bunch of persons to go in on the deal. Or, purchase whatever the minimum amount (if there is one) and sell off the excess.
Finally the other option is to hit fleaPay (where America shops) as one can assure you there are tons of surgical towels on offer.
Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Mar 30, '13