Anyone else feel dirty after Microbiology lab? - page 3

I love Microbiology. It's fascinating, yet kinda scary/freaky. I'm quite freaked out by the things I've learned and seen with Staphylococcus aureus. Well, I feel like I need like 10 showers after... Read More

  1. Visit  thatsthekeyRN profile page
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    Micro did turn me into a germaphobe :-X I wash my hands SO much more now, and touching stuff freaks me out more, but I've only been sick MAYBE three times since I took the class in 2008! I loved the class, especially the labs - even if we did work with SA and E coli A LOT! haha
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  3. Visit  Despareux profile page
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    Keep disinfectant spray and wipes in your book bag or car. I used to spray my butt, shoes, book bag, and books down before I would get into my car after class was over and then I would use the wipes for my hands.
  4. Visit  CrunchyMama profile page
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    Quote from Future O.R. Nurse
    I feel terrible too expecially since I love salad. We did a study on the microbes found in bag salad and I was grossed out! It really affects the way I eat now. However, I think that is the effect it's supposed to have on us to instill in a new nurse cleanliness, and always use personal protection equipment when working with patients.

    I think that is the main objective to microbiology!! lol
    I had once started buying a head of lettuce because it's cheaper...well I took it all apart to wash it and there was a bunch of little dead bugs buried down inside the bottom of the lettuce. It grossed me out of course and I threw it all away. I guess I'd rather eat what I can't see, so I'll continue buying the bags, lol.
  5. Visit  shockable_rhythm profile page
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    LOL..wait until you get to clinicals and the germs aren't contained in nice little petri dishes!!
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  6. Visit  gumby1411 profile page
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    Quote from CrunchyMama
    I had once started buying a head of lettuce because it's cheaper...well I took it all apart to wash it and there was a bunch of little dead bugs buried down inside the bottom of the lettuce. It grossed me out of course and I threw it all away. I guess I'd rather eat what I can't see, so I'll continue buying the bags, lol.
    You threw the head of lettuce away?! I guess you never buy organic, huh? I brought a head of lettuce from the farmer's market (picked the day before, organically grown) and thought I washed it well, put it on my cutting board, and a lady bug crawled out of it and across my cutting board! I just washed the lettuce 3 more times and continued to make my salad. I'll take a few small bugs over pesticide anyday...added protein!
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