I have a serious question, but I'm posting it here because it is pretty darn funny. Last fall during typical first-quarter classes...one topic being contamination of sterile fields...a thought occurred to me. In A&P we were told that if you can smell something, then there are particles of it floating in the air. So obviously, when you smell the remains of someone passing gas, you're inhaling poopie particles, right? Well, if a sneeze can contaminate a sterile field, what about the particles floating around from pfffffttttttt?! I mean, they have to land somewhere, right? Anything above the waist is potentially able to contaminate, so if that smell wafts up to your nose, what's to stop that from landing on your sterile field?
I know, I know, that's pretty cheesy...but the prof actually had to ask a physician about it because she didn't know.