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Week 3. Inj = injection

"Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh." (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice 4.1.13)
The star of this week: Shylock's pound of flesh, courtesy of Limbs & Things. Half a log cake: rubber epidermal frosting, spongy subcutaneous cake, red muscular filling. Best thing ever because all those injections would have gone into our skin, our flesh. (This time next semester we'll be human pin cushions.) Also great for petting in lap like Dr. Evil's cat.  Pound cat--no claws, slightly sticky to the gloved touch.

Sterile gloves must be opened up and put on in very specific manner. Hands do not go below the waist; keep every finger in sight at all times. Sterile supplies like Foley catheters must be unwrapped, laid out and prepared just so. Lubricate the tip before contaminating one hand holding apart patient's bits. Never cross the sterile field, lean, or talk over it. 1 inch borders all around. 

Do not inflate a balloon in someone's urethra, or what's collected in the catheter bag won't be urine. Don't use fancy words to describe specimens and samples. No euphemisms or Oh no, it's a Thesaurus!


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