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
    2
    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
    Anoetos and happy2learn like this.
  2. Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights: Student Edition newsletter.

  3. Visit  Despareux} profile page
    0
    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
    2
    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
    2
    LOL..wait until you get to clinicals and the germs aren't contained in nice little petri dishes!!
    Future O.R. Nurse and Stcroix like this.
  6. Visit  gumby1411} profile page
    2
    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!
    Anoetos and happy2learn like this.

Need Help Searching For Someone's Comment? Enter your keywords in the box below and we will display any comment that matches your keywords.



Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

Top