Thick cement makes me dizzy!

Discussion in 'Audiology [ Au.D ]' started by KCO47, May 3, 2012.

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  1. KCO47

    KCO47 2+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Kansas City, KS
    Do you ever get used to the fumes? Can anyone offer up advice? Because I just fainted in front of a patient.
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  3. BigAl

    BigAl Year III... Still Lost 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    NJ via NYC
    ummm wha?
  4. cmc271

    cmc271 5+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    Memphis, TN
    Tubing cement maybe? Or cement for fixing customs?
  5. Poetic Silence

    Poetic Silence Banned 2+ Year Member

    Wear a surgical mask?
  6. KCO47

    KCO47 2+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2011
    Kansas City, KS
    Right, it's the tubing cement. I'm okay with thin cement, but the second the thick cement jar opens I'm done for. I can't be an audiologist if I can't work with tubing cement...
  7. Kitska

    Kitska 2+ Year Member

    Sure you can. When you have your own practice, you will have to install an extractor hood, like they have in chemistry labs and kitchens. Or just avoid thick cement. I am not even sure I have encountered it. Do you mean Duco?
  8. TheEarDoc

    TheEarDoc Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA 5+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    The dirty south
    I haven't used thick cement for repairs or tubing glue since a lab in grad school.

    WIth the tube lock systems already on tubing and most patients now using RIC's or open fits there is less need for thick cement.

    I use basic tubing glue on some acrylic molds when gluing tubing in place but we are talking 1 or 2 little dots.

    If you are using that much glue I have to wonder are you repairing something or re-building it? :laugh:

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