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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

off line

And speaking of Crocs, I had one of those awkward I read it on the internet moments at a family gathering yesterday, that went like this
- I think I read somewhere that Crocs were banned for setting off electrical equipment...

(Pause. Faces look skeptical. Scientist neph. unimpressed)

...Yes ... I think they were banned for setting off electrical equipment...
But what I should have said is
Static electricity caused by the popular footwear has been implicated in the malfunctioning of electrical medical equipment at hospitals in Sweden


(I think I read this via As Above originally)

7 comments:

Sparky said...

Zap.

boynton said...

'n' Gap.

There have also been concerns that blood or bodily fluids could seep through the holes in the top of the shoes

Caroline said...

Isn't that why surgeons like them, because they can be hosed free of all that horrible bodily goo? The crocs, not the surgeons that is.

Lunar Brogue said...

"An absolute croc," said the nurse, pointing to her duck-taped shoes.

"I'm sorry sister, but that's not all: ECGs become ELOs, and patient podcasts go haywire."

boynton said...

C: Ah yes, I goo.gled:
"The advantage of the Crocs is that they can be washed in a mild bleach solution without any damage - unlike the majority of other shoes used by hospital staff.

"I know of two surgeons who use them in the operating theatre, and put them in the sterilising machine afterwards."


Who knew. And more googling docs in crocs reveals an antibac croc to boot.


LB: Not to mention the ROC curves.

I guess static Crocs could disturb Monitors.

Dysthymiac said...

aah ... in Swedish hospitals ... who must be buying inexpensive synthetic IKEA carpets

boynton said...

Shockin.