Last week I was giving one of my co-workers a break in the OR. Her case was a Whipple and was on the downwind side. I took report and walked around to check things out for myself. The Surgical Tecchnician then dipped her bloody glove in the contaminated irrigation saline warmer, and as I turned around, flicked her fingers in my face! I was speachless (for those who may know me, that possibilty seems remote) but went over to the pt's chart and looked up the History and Physical to see if there was any infecctious diseases I needed to be worried about. Nothing in the H&P, but how many are out there that have something they don't even know about?
So, now I have to go through the next 6 months of HIV, Hepatitis A-C, etc. testing . My wife, not a Medical person, but still very educated and intelligent, is (understandabley) Freaked out! The Tech got suspended but WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE, I ask again?!
In retrospect, she's lucky she has 2, X Chromosomes, and not XY.