* Medical Microbiology Winter 2006 Club* - page 16

okay, people! who is with me on this one? i am feeling a little nervous about all those slides! i'm looking forward to meeting everyone in this course! i will gather up any useful sites i find in... Read More

  1. by   Kathyz
    I went to my third micro class today. Finally she went over all the different types of stains. I was completely confused there for a while.

    Word of caution: I got some blue dye on my sweatshirt and she had me put on some stuff that would take it out, no dice. I believe it's ruined. Fortunately it's not one of my favorites. So I went out and bought a $4.00 sweatshirt this afternoon because I do not want to be worried for the next 15 weeks. :smackingf Be careful.
  2. by   moonischasingme1
    Quote from Kathyz
    I went to my third micro class today. Finally she went over all the different types of stains. I was completely confused there for a while.

    Word of caution: I got some blue dye on my sweatshirt and she had me put on some stuff that would take it out, no dice. I believe it's ruined. Fortunately it's not one of my favorites. So I went out and bought a $4.00 sweatshirt this afternoon because I do not want to be worried for the next 15 weeks. :smackingf Be careful.
    That sucks! We are required to have lab coats--so I guess I can just make a big mess lol.
  3. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from moonischasingme1
    That sucks! We are required to have lab coats--so I guess I can just make a big mess lol.
    Our teacher warned us right away about stains on clothes....we have a choice of lab coat, apron or just plain frumpy clothes..I wear frumpy sweatpants and the oldest T-shirts I can find. Some of the students come in looking like they go to a fashion show, next thing they know their hair is on fire :angryfire :chuckle but I don't care. I am there to make an A and to grow some serious critters. As soon as I get home those contaminated clothes come right off....never know what bugs we can catch and what moves in at home :hatparty: Have fun guys, beauty is skin deep, dumb is forever!!!!!
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Jan 25, '06
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Kathyz
    I went to my third micro class today. Finally she went over all the different types of stains. I was completely confused there for a while.

    Word of caution: I got some blue dye on my sweatshirt and she had me put on some stuff that would take it out, no dice. I believe it's ruined. Fortunately it's not one of my favorites. So I went out and bought a $4.00 sweatshirt this afternoon because I do not want to be worried for the next 15 weeks. :smackingf Be careful.
    Smart girl, now you can splash away
  5. by   kayel
    Hmmm I'm getting behind here, sorry!

    We have our first exam on Monday! The teacher is ok -- fairly clear on the explanations in lectue. I do like the labs but was very frustrated the other night. We have the first lab of the week and sometimes the explanations are not all they could be. The lab instructor is really nice but she hasn't been at it for a while so we are kind of the guinea pigs for the class. I am certainly not ready for an exam but once I saturate myself in my books for a few hours I will feel much better. It's all very understandable and seems simple .. until he starts giving us in-class oral quizzes and then .. YIKES!! LOL

    Have a great day, all!

    P.S. We are required to wear lab coats at all times in our labs.
  6. by   Kathyz
    Glad I had my $4.00 sweatshirt on for lab today. It is already marked up with several different color dyes. I'm surprised no one else from my class has gotten anything on their clothes. Some wear nice sweaters, etc. Not a very good idea, as I learned!!
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Kathyz
    Glad I had my $4.00 sweatshirt on for lab today. It is already marked up with several different color dyes. I'm surprised no one else from my class has gotten anything on their clothes. Some wear nice sweaters, etc. Not a very good idea, as I learned!!
    the more stains you have on your shirt, the more you have learned!!!!
    you can always keep it as a souvenir to share the splishy splashy mircobial war stories
  8. by   NurseHirzRN
    Wow are these classes different. I have had 2 labs already and the third is tomorrow, and we aren't anywhere near stains. We are doing pond water wetmounts and hanging drop mounts. I already know our 1st test is weeks away, because she doesn't want to make them the same time as A&P tests.
  9. by   SuccessSW
    I'm joining the club....
  10. by   Kathyz
    I know I've been in lab only 4 times so far but when do you get the hang of what you're looking at? I'm getting pretty good at staining but once I look under the microscope I haven't a clue. Will it get easier??
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Kathyz
    I know I've been in lab only 4 times so far but when do you get the hang of what you're looking at? I'm getting pretty good at staining but once I look under the microscope I haven't a clue. Will it get easier??
    We don't even have enough time to get things done....it better get easier or I will mess up the "Unknown" which I a really afraid of. Our teacher said we will do more of the same thing as time goes on so it should get better.
    It BETTER get better
  12. by   jen7393
    Quote from SuccessSW
    I'm joining the club....

    WELCOME!!!!


    We are having our second lecture test on Tuesday. We have done a stain. It was way cool! We have grown some "stuff", too! This one guy cultured his shoe. He had just left work at a hospital. It was COOL! There were so many different things growing. Wonderful margins and some were raised. It looked like we were looking at firworks on one. Kinda scary that it come from a hospital floor.

    We had a mock unknown to seperate. They are growing now. We will do the seperation on Tuesday.
    Good luck to All!!
    Jen
  13. by   Jessy_RN
    Update on my pshychotic Micro instructor.............I was adopted by another instructor who wrote a letter so that I was able to transfer into her class. I took her exam, and feel like I did better than the other instructor's. I have so much to do to catch up but it will be worth it. I am blessed because she used to be my Human Bio instructor and she knows I work very hard in my classes.

    Thanks to everyone who prayed for me.

    Hugs,

    Jess

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