From the Editor…
Just for Fun — While writing this entry for the PRP Glossary on the subject of vacuum clearers, e.g., Dyson, Meile, Romba, Hoover, DustBuster, etc., I looked up images and stumbled upon a vacuum cleaner that made me chuckle. Consider this “just for fun”.
INTRODUCING the PRP 2020@ — a revolutionary, 100% electric vacuum cleaner helping to keep the homes of PRP patients free of shedding skin. Every day, PRP patients shed up to two cups of skin. This eco-friendly and ergonomic vacuum cleaner provides a new weapon and peace of mind for PRP patients and caregivers. The PRP 2020® is compact enough to fit into the tightest corners and recesses, picking up everything in its path, including discarded nitrile gloves and empty containers of topical ointments and creams.
✽ Up to 16 hours of battery life.
✽ Compact, maneuverable and self-propelled to climb stairs and handle uneven terrain, e.g., pets.
✽ High suction power. Can reliably suck a bowling ball out of a closed closet.
✽ Variety of attachments for vacuuming sheets, clothes, furniture, carpets and Old English Sheepdogs.
✽ Standard 54 gallon (240 liter container) will hold 500-1,000 days of skin debris.
✽ Built-in counter showing hours of operation and remaining charge. Can also be programmed to provide alerts for upcoming clinic visits.
✽ The suction system has an anti-clogging grid to prevent blockages caused by nitrile gloves, plastic bags, discarded slippers and empty tubs of topical ointments and creams.
SERIOUSLY — Do you have a vacuum cleaner story to share? It seems to me that some PRP patients and their caregivers have actually given their vacuum cleaner a name. I also remember a PRP patient who lived in a two story house and had four Dustbusters “at the ready”, two on each floor.