File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 333


Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 19:04:46 -0500
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Sterile Puppet


http://www.vesicare.com/
Here are two characters made from stainless steel or other metal which could
very easily be made into a wonderful rod puppet, if anyone is
interested.....



On 1/31/08 3:08 PM, "Evy Wright" <evy_wright-AT-yahoo.com> wrote:

> Kathleen,
> 
> My first suggestion was also going to be to find out
> if the hospital has an autoclave. The hospital I work
> in doesn't, so we battle this kind of thing all the
> time. The difference is, we can bring things into
> rooms that we use but that the kids don't touch and
> that don't touch anything in the room. Still, with BMT
> rooms you need to be extra careful and we err on the
> side of caution.
> 
> I'm assuming that you are planning on leaving a puppet
> with your friend so that he can play with it? The
> hospital should be willing to help you here. They must
> have procedures. Think about all the things that a
> family brings into a room: clothes, food, books,
> music, cards, games, toys, flowers. If you can wipe
> down a remote control and make it sterile enough for
> the room, surely there is a way to sterilize a puppet.
> 
> Good luck.
> Evy
> 
> --- Joe Dunfee <joe-AT-dunfee.com> wrote:
> 
>> I imagine anything that they can autoclave would be
>> workable. So, a 
>> sewn puppet should work, provided the materials used
>> will be OK with 
>> the Autoclave temperatures 250deg F.  But, cloth
>> can't be wiped down
>> daily, like a solid puppet could.
>> 
>> What sort of toys do they recommend?  Perhaps that
>> would be a good 
>> guide to what they will work with.
>> 
>> 
>> Joe Dunfee  joe-AT-dunfee.com
>> Gordonville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
>> 
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