* Medical Microbiology Winter 2006 Club* - page 34

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   allthingsbright
    Quote from stpauligirl
    hang in there, it's only one lab quizz. As far as the unknkown, good luck with the test results. How long do you have to turn in your unknown....I'll turn mine in Tuesday.
    Well we have tues and thrus to check everything out again then we turn it in on Thurs. I am stressed about it!!!!!

    GL on yours...bet youll do great!:spin:
  2. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from Kathyz
    I had the same trouble Thursday. We picked out our unknowns and I did 3 gram stains. Then she was rushing us and when I went to oil immersion I lost it. So I put down gram neg cocci. It looked pink over purple. She looked at the stain and put down "good" for that. The only problem is if you really have a pos or neg and pick the wrong one, you're in trouble!! I kept my slides and will go over them on Tues. We also had to isolate for colonies and will graded on that. I think I should have some colonies on Tues.

    Good luck everyone!! 5 more weeks.
    oh man...well we had to do everything on our own (we werent allowed to ask the instructor anything) and my tests were all very conflicting. So I reinnoculated half my tests and will read them Tues and hopefully will get somewhere with the whole process...Pray for me everyone! LOL!
  3. by   Elizabeth Hanes
    We received our unknowns last Thursday. After some initial instructions, the lab TA told us to "pick two plates." We did, but we were all mystified. Finally, someone asked him why two plates. He replied, "Because you have to identify both."

    Well, it would have been nice to have been told that BEFOREHAND!

    Everyone, and I mean everyone, thought we only had to identify ONE unknown. I'm nervous because both of mine tested Gram negative. I figured we each got two plates because they wanted us to identify one of each Gram type. Guess not.

    Oh well. Good luck everyone! Four weeks left for me.
  4. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from semisweetchick
    We received our unknowns last Thursday. After some initial instructions, the lab TA told us to "pick two plates." We did, but we were all mystified. Finally, someone asked him why two plates. He replied, "Because you have to identify both."

    Well, it would have been nice to have been told that BEFOREHAND!

    Everyone, and I mean everyone, thought we only had to identify ONE unknown. I'm nervous because both of mine tested Gram negative. I figured we each got two plates because they wanted us to identify one of each Gram type. Guess not.

    Oh well. Good luck everyone! Four weeks left for me.

    ewww! 2 Unknowns? that is just mean! well, good luck everyone, i hope to figure mine out tonight!
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Man o' Man....turned in my unknown...got it right but the questions related were not easy to answer. She grilled me for about 20 min on procedure and biochem tests.....didn't get the MR test right, forgot what it was supposed to do....of course now I could just kick myself for having that "senior moment"
    At the end she smiled and said 'alright"....I did ok I think...good enough is all that I'm asking for. For all you who are still working on it....GOOD LUCK
  6. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Man o' Man....turned in my unknown...got it right but the questions related were not easy to answer. She grilled me for about 20 min on procedure and biochem tests.....didn't get the MR test right, forgot what it was supposed to do....of course now I could just kick myself for having that "senior moment"
    At the end she smiled and said 'alright"....I did ok I think...good enough is all that I'm asking for. For all you who are still working on it....GOOD LUCK

    hey guys-got a 50/50 on my unknown it was Proteus vulgaris. Anyway, gl everyone else...sure am glad that is over!!!!!!!
  7. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from allthingsbright
    hey guys-got a 50/50 on my unknown it was Proteus vulgaris. Anyway, gl everyone else...sure am glad that is over!!!!!!!
    Isn't that something??? I too had Proteus vulgaris....that little stinker, I layed him to rest today......
  8. by   maxybehr
    Quote from semisweetchick
    We received our unknowns last Thursday. After some initial instructions, the lab TA told us to "pick two plates." We did, but we were all mystified. Finally, someone asked him why two plates. He replied, "Because you have to identify both."

    Well, it would have been nice to have been told that BEFOREHAND!

    Everyone, and I mean everyone, thought we only had to identify ONE unknown. I'm nervous because both of mine tested Gram negative. I figured we each got two plates because they wanted us to identify one of each Gram type. Guess not.

    Oh well. Good luck everyone! Four weeks left for me.
    We also have 2 unknowns. Our teacher gave us a flow chart and we pretty much know exactly what we need to do. Is that how other instructors are? She gets the appropriate media out, we just have to make sure we are not getting the cultures mixed up.
  9. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Isn't that something??? I too had Proteus vulgaris....that little stinker, I layed him to rest today......
    shew, he DID stink! BLECH!:spin:
  10. by   Elizabeth Hanes
    Quote from maxybehr
    We also have 2 unknowns. Our teacher gave us a flow chart and we pretty much know exactly what we need to do. Is that how other instructors are? She gets the appropriate media out, we just have to make sure we are not getting the cultures mixed up.
    Oh, you are lucky!

    We had to create our own flow charts and turn them in for a grade 2 weeks before we received our unknowns.

    In our lab, all of the available media are out, and we have to write down exactly what we want (not only the media, but any associated reagents, etc.) and then the TA gets them for us. If we ask for, say, an MRVP broth tube to do a VP test but forget to ask for all the Barritt's reagents, it is our own tough luck.

    I'm not complaining, though. I think this whole process is fun! :smackingf
  11. by   maxybehr
    Quote from semisweetchick
    Oh, you are lucky!

    We had to create our own flow charts and turn them in for a grade 2 weeks before we received our unknowns.

    In our lab, all of the available media are out, and we have to write down exactly what we want (not only the media, but any associated reagents, etc.) and then the TA gets them for us. If we ask for, say, an MRVP broth tube to do a VP test but forget to ask for all the Barritt's reagents, it is our own tough luck.

    I'm not complaining, though. I think this whole process is fun! :smackingf
    I suppose we have it a little easy. We are just now getting into (during lecture) the different bacteria and how they may react to different tests and such. We are basically learning in lecture then applying it in lab. I agree though. It is fun. We have been doing staining and even skipping labs for lecture. I am glad to be doing some real labs.
    Last edit by maxybehr on Apr 12, '06
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from allthingsbright
    shew, he DID stink! BLECH!:spin:
    Terrible smell....but it was our lucky one because we did great
  13. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    Woo hoo! I got my paper back and got a 95%! I wrote about necrotizing fasciitis. I'm so happy I don't have to revise it!

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