Lab Coats in Anatomy Lab?

  1. For all of you who have started or finished class...did your teacher require you to have lab coats for Anatomy lab..and if so where did you purchase them?
    •  
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   lisabeth
    To date, I have never seen anyone wearing a lab coat. I wouldnt worry about it. I havent ever heard of anyone wearing one to lab. I guess all schools have different requirements.

    Quote from Pynkdrops
    For all of you who have started or finished class...did your teacher require you to have lab coats for Anatomy lab..and if so where did you purchase them?
  4. by   puresass
    we wore labcoats for micro, but not for A&P. & the school supplied them.
  5. by   catzy5
    Quote from Pynkdrops
    For all of you who have started or finished class...did your teacher require you to have lab coats for Anatomy lab..and if so where did you purchase them?

    we weren't required to have them but it was suggested it would be a good idea. Many people brought there own, they also had some communial ones in the back room. I just wore clothes that I could easily wash. you deal with alot stinky messy things so its not a bad idea. Not sure where people got them though.
  6. by   smile123
    Quote from Pynkdrops
    For all of you who have started or finished class...did your teacher require you to have lab coats for Anatomy lab..and if so where did you purchase them?
    You can get them at any nursing uniform store or on line. For Microbiology, we were advised either to get a lab coat or wear an old shirt with long sleeves to protect ourselves. In Anatomy we didn't have to wear them. Each school has its own requirements. Good luck!
  7. by   medhead
    Nope, I wasn't required either. It was never even suggested. We weren't required to in micro either, although it was mentioned in the course outline if not by the instructor herself. I'm in physiology and general chemistry I right now and goggles are a requirement in both classes but not lab coats. The gen chem professor did warn us to wear clothes that we wouldn't mind being stained though!
  8. by   LMRN10
    I didn't have to wear a lab coat in our Anatomy class.
  9. by   Irene joy
    The only time we were required to wear lab coats for A&P was when we were working with the cadaver. The school already had them hanging in the back room.
  10. by   DesertRain
    We weren't required for Micro or A&P--but honestly, I think they could have been used. Particularly with A&P when dissecting parts--I once had to wipe off some eyeball juice off my lab partner's chest (very romantic lol) But with Micro I think they should be mandatory even though we never had any big accidents-the possibility was indeed there and we had to bleach clean our work area's before and after class every single lab and you could possibly ruin some clothing that way.
  11. by   Jules A
    We did for Micro but the bookstore sold paper ones that were cheap and lasted all semester for most of us.
  12. by   medhead
    Quote from DesertRain
    We weren't required for Micro or A&P--but honestly, I think they could have been used. Particularly with A&P when dissecting parts--I once had to wipe off some eyeball juice off my lab partner's chest (very romantic lol) But with Micro I think they should be mandatory even though we never had any big accidents-the possibility was indeed there and we had to bleach clean our work area's before and after class every single lab and you could possibly ruin some clothing that way.
    ITA with you about micro. And don't forget about that crystal violet in Gram staining... that stuff gets all over everything and is a pain to get out!
  13. by   Megsd
    I had to wear a lab coat in anatomy lab because we worked with cadavers all semester. They sold lab coats in the university book stores, and you can also check any kind of uniform supply store that carries things like scrubs. My school had some communal ones also. If you're working with cadavers and wear a lab coat, I would highly advise bleaching it somewhat regularly to keep it clean and get the preservative smell out. It is very... pervasive.
  14. by   prinsessa
    We didn't have to wear lab coats, but the teacher suggested we either wear a lab coat or old clothes. I just wore an old shirt over my regular clothes. Even if you don't have to wear lab coats, I would suggest that you bring an old shirt to wear over your clothes.

close