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Hospital use

Post 1


We have used very small pre-packed alcohol swabs (medi-swabs) for years to clean things like thermometers and the earpieces of stethoscopes.
2 years ago, whilst travelling in New Zealand my hubby slipped coming off a glacier and broke his ankle in 3 places. This required hospitilization to have it 'plated and screwed'. He was in hospital for 5 days. After he had been in for 2 days I asked if he could get a bowl to have a wash (he was still dirty from the glacier) and the nurse handed him a packet of large wipes and told him that they don't use bowls of water anymore - the wipes are much easier! I don't know if this is the way things are going in hospitals. Where I work we only use them for babies bums!

Hospital use

Post 2


Very interesting! I suppose the advantage of the pre packaged version is that they're sterile until you open the pack.

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