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  1. 4 When was the last time you saw these lying around your floor's stock/supply room?





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  3. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
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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
  4. Visit  Rose_Queen profile page
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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
    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!
  5. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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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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  6. Visit  sandyfeet profile page
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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!
  7. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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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
    Last edit by DoGoodThenGo on Mar 29, '13
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  8. Visit  CVUNurse profile page
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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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  9. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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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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  10. Visit  Amnesty profile page
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    Well then. I just learned a ton about the history of feminine hygiene products xD!
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  11. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  DoGoodThenGo profile page
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    Quote from Amnesty
    Well then. I just learned a ton about the history of feminine hygiene products xD!
    Oh my dear girl that is only but a tiny fraction! *LOL*

    Feminine hygiene products are a multi-billion worldwide industry much of it designed by western males fascination (and some would say attempts to control or at least impose order) over female's nether regions.

    Douches, deodorants, perfumes, powders, waxes, razors, etc.. and most recently hair coloring (either to cover grey and or change color to anything from neutral darks to flaming red), all marketed to *cure* a supposed problem. Or, make females feel like social piranhas if they didn't fall into line.

    Lysol and Listeriene were marketed to married women (as unmarried weren't supposed to be having relations thus concerned with odors "down there") as a douche for both hygiene and birth control purposes. The former was very much promoted by a top OB/GYN of the day for those reasons and use during delivery (hands were wiped with Lysol before being introduced into the birth canal).

    Douche with Lysol Brand Disinfectant - and Keep Your Husband Happy!

    Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health
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  13. Visit  MommaJ-RN profile page
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    I remember those huge boxes.... had to walk to the store for my Mom and when I "had my time" as well... LOL!
  14. Visit  Amnesty profile page
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    O_O Oh my word, I think I'm going to have to pass on douching with Lysol hahaha! I also think I'd need to trade in a hubby who cared so much about whether I smell like peaches and perfumes downstairs .

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