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    When was the last time you saw these lying around your floor's stock/supply room?





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    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
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    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
    Well, looks like you're working at the wrong hospital! Might not be the same, but we get disposable towels for our surgeries that sound exactly like what you're describing. Not all of our surgeons like them, and the ones handed off (before the patient enters the OR) are pretty much fought over!
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    Don't know if we are all on the same page but have tons of waffle weave cotton bath towels and washcloths. Some are vintage others of a more modern age but all come from Europe where they remain quite popular.

    Methinks some like them on the other side of the pond is because while they do dry well, waffle weave towels aren't as bulky as our thick and thirsty terry towels thus are easier on laundry day. A huge plus when you factor in tumble dryer costs which not all homes have.
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    Is this ad trying to say "You will feel clean like a nurse?". Because if so, their ad department has a major disconnect with how dirty nurses get! I mean, we have oop: as an icon for a reason!
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    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
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    LOL.....this reminds me of something I did when I was about 5 years old. I wanted a "doctor's kit". You know, the little plastic case that comes with sticker band-aids, plastic stethoscope and all. Well, my dad and I went to the Sundry store one day, and he said he would get me one. I looked in the toy aisle, but didn't see any, so I searched the next one. I seen these big plastic packages with a picture of a nurse on it. I remember thinking, "Wow, they have all kinds of them", and, "There must be a lot of stuff in it, because the package is big." I innocently walked to the checkout and said I found my doctor's kit and plopped it up onto the counter. That is when my dad and the cashier lost it. I couldn't figure out what was so funny or why my dad told me to put it back. When she gained her composure, the cashier told me they were sanitary napkins, as if I knew what the heck that was. All I could think of was you wiped your mouth with napkins, and I was unfamiliar yet with the word sanitary.
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    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.

    http://www.riegellinen.com/site_sect...ional_products

    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
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    Well then. I just learned a ton about the history of feminine hygiene products xD!
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    Speaking of hospitals and sannies, are new mothers still sent home with a healthy supply of those *huge* versions for postpartum use, or have the bean counters limited that as well.


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