Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What's Grosser than Gross?

Here's something you probably never wanted to think about:
Try wearing a surgical mask when you have a runny nose and aren't able to blow it or touch your mask because you'll contaminate yourself! No eye rubbing, nose itching, or even dropping your hands below the level of the operating area during surgery or you've just contaminated the sterile field. I bet they haven't covered that issue on Grey's Anatomy! That's right-- lots of annoying sniffling sounds coming from the medical student today. Luckily, my preceptor took pity on me and sent me home after our short cases, and didn't make me stick it out for a four-hour back surgery.

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