Hi my name is Andrew. I'm a gamer, a Microbiology Major, and a generally quiet and shy person. I like Videogames, and Books. Hana Is my tumblr wife. Feel free to ask me any questions. I like bananas.
Here’s how tonight’s convo went between me and a radiology tech:
Me: Did that guy say he had C. diff?
Him: No, but even if he did, it wouldn’t be a big deal. You, know C. diff is just a change in the gut microorganisms. We ALL have it. It’s just that some people’s immune systems are bad.
Me: *keeping my mouth shut, but thinking: NO! You are wrong. It’s not “no big deal”. Not all of us have it. C. diff does NOT refer to the microbiota…it’s the name of a microorganism, Clostridium difficile. It can be a huge deal at the hospital.
Then, he goes on to tell me all about how they keep telling him (and hospital workers in general) to wash their hands and use wipes and leave the antibacterial wipes on surfaces for 5 minutes “or something, but it’s all useless”.
There I am thinking: you and people like you are the reason nosocomial infections are so common. Gosh, people in the medical system really need to be better educated; it should be required for everyone to take at least one semester of microbiology. Really.