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Somebody check the size of my head
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06-23-2011, 10:16 PM
Originally Posted by milohimself
Only one week in to the course... 150 question full axial and appendicular skeleton practical covering ID's, structures, passages and articulations.
Finally working with cadavers after that though. They said the smell isn't so bad at this point, just phenol. Curious to see how I deal with it. Anybody got tips? I've heard naming it helps.
Ours had a name, I won't divulge it. He was tatted up and his lungs and liver were toast. We were taught to "handle it" with a respect for such a gift, and I have always had an ability to "disconnect" the emotional from the physical. The same is very helpful when dealing with a difficult injury or illness. You have to keep in mind the greater good and that your full mental capacity is needed to learn and to provide care (later on).
Change into scrubs and keep them in a locker at school. Wash them frequently. It might also help to keep a "team anatomy atlas" there, as it will soon take on that stench (and possibly some pieces parts).
If you are really bothered by the smell, a little oil of wintergreen on the nose or a mask will help.
Hope this helps!