Sunday, October 28, 2007

Nothing has changed

I last posted in September, 2006. I was on culture station again tonight and it was nonstop for eight hours. The workload is just getting too much for one person to handle on a Saturday. We are supposed to be getting a student to help from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. I'll believe it when I see it happen. My weekend partners are really good about helping out. Amazingly I got done by a little after 11 p.m.

MRSA is scaring everyone all over the country. Although handwashing is the key, it won't be enough. I think we will exist to perform MRSA screening in the future. Everything is going to molecular testing. It will take time, but culturing will eventually become obsolete. This will probably not happen while I'm still working. Molecular testing is still in its infancy and too expensive yet to do it on all specimens. The time will come, though, when it will cease to be fun any more.

The problem seems to be that it is getting less fun for me NOW, and I probably have about nine more years of work left, if not more.

That's depressing......