I'm curious how people use some of the free stuff that we get to take home from the OR.
I am NOT advocating stealing things. I'm talking about unused, uncontaminated items that would be otherwise thrown away at the end of the case. For example:
AA batteries from the Hydrosurg irrigation units
Blue towels from the supply packs-- we washed 6 and they match one of our table cloths so we use them as dinner napkins
Plastic pitcher-- I use one for watering our houseplants
Blue plastic cups-- great for mixing small quantities of paint for hobbies
Blue plastic basin-- I saved one to use as a salad bowl for picnics
Gown tags-- I use them for scratch paper in my shop, and also for mixing batches of epoxy glue
Plastic Bovie tip holder-- I tacked one to my work bench and use it to hold screw drivers, knives etc.
Any other suggestions?
Disposible Kelly Clamps great for all kinds of kitchen needs and craft prodjects. Love those blue sterile towels - clean anything including windows,use as napins, place matts. Perfect for washable cuddle up on nest for my new puppy - he makes a little mistake and into the washer it goes. He twists and turns them into perfect little nests - this from a tiny of 4 pound Boston terrier puppy. I work in a cath lab so everythng else get pretty much contaminated.... but we gots losts of those disposible sterile blue towls!!!
Last edit by harley007 on Oct 19, '07