When I was working in the medical field in California,
I used dozens of these pre-packaged and printed
sterile 4 by 4 gauze pads daily.
Product shown without printing or brand names.
They cost in the ballpark of $0.16 each.
($3.99 for box of 25)
Here at Cruz Roja Mexicana Chapala,
we make our own.
We buy gauze by the bolt and
roll it out on a gurney about 6 lengths in each direction.
Then we snip off the ends and cut each 6 foot length
into 10" X 10" squares.
Then they are wrapped in brown paper and
go into the autoclave.
They come out sterile 4 X 4s.
Here's Nena, one of our nurses,
4 X 4s between patients.
Our sterile 4 X 4s cost approximately
1.5 centavos each.
That amount of money is so infinitesimal
I can't even calculate it in US $$.
Just saying. . .
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