ER must haves - page 3

what things do you carry inside your pockets usually? some must haves that you can't work without? pls share :)... Read More

  1. by   ERnurse1139
    At first when I read that you put your stethoscope in the ties of your scrub pants I thought "wow, great idea!" Now I'm wondering how you get it out. Do you untie your drawstring in front of your patients? I have many patients who would enjoy that, but I can't imagine this is what you do! It does sound like a good idea, I'm just not getting it! Can you clue me in?
  2. by   Jennifer, RN
    Just bought an IV drug book that now follows me to my station each shift. We used to have them at every pyxis, but they walked. I can not live with this reference book!!!
  3. by   rgroyer1RNBSN
    Nursing pocket

    1.) pens

    2.)Sharpie

    3.)Calculator

    4.)small notepad

    waist clip-

    1.) flight pager

    Personal Pocket

    1.) Gum

    2.) $10.00 in ones

    3.) Cell phone

    4.) wallet

    5.) jolly ranchers or peppermints

    Neck-
    1.) Stethoscpe

    2.) ID Badge

    Fanny pack-

    1.) Carpuject

    2.) 3-10 ml Flushes

    3.) 1 each of 14 and 16 angio's, 2 each of 18, 20, and 22 angios

    4.) 4 saline locks

    5.) 2 tourniquets

    6.) tape, gauze, trauma shears, and clamps.
  4. by   Larry77
    Breast pocket: NS flushes, blunt tips, alligator clip, nitro bottle, alcohol swabs, badge on retractable line, 2 pens in sleeve pockets

    Left pants pocket: Wad of non-latex gloves (still have latex in rooms...ugh)

    Right pants pocket: carpujet, sometimes sharpie

    Left cargo pocket: stethoscope

    Right cargo pocket: Trauma shears, ED/critical care pocket guide

    Roll of tape clipped to scrub top with hemostats, and PDA clipped to waist
  5. by   AfloydRN
    Ammonia inhalant, alcohol prep, ntg spray. calipers,penlight, tape, cash, tourniquet,small mini calculator.
  6. by   kathy_bear
    folded papers
    2 pens
    5- 1 dollar bills
    steth around my neck
    10ml ns flush
    ntg bottle
    blistex
    sometimes pair of gloves
  7. by   nurse2b2004
    Steth and badge around neck. In pockets- 6-12 alcohol pads, bandage scissors, 2-3 black pens, pen light, tape, money, watch with timer, tape measure, pieces of paper. Currently, a list of names of people working with sodium cyanide in our area. Trauma shears, reference guides and calculator are on the counter readily available.
  8. by   AstrosFan
    I like to wear the pants with the cargo pockets on the side, so here goes:

    Left front pocket: alcohol swabs, tourniguet.
    Right front pocket: money clip, Burts Bees lib balm, bottle of NTG
    Left side Cargo (inside pocket): four 10ml syringes and a med list I made
    Left side Cargo (outside pocket): 2 blood transfer devices for blood draws
    Right side Cargo (inside pocket): Trauma Shears, Small book with Snellin chart and other stuff I may forget.
    Right side Cargo (outside pocket): five 3ml syringes
    Back Pocket: RN Critical Care and ACLS Booklet.

    I used to carry around my PDA (Dell Axim) but was just too heavy and I think its almost faster just to look in the Mosby's at the Pyxis station.

    Stethoscope is around my neck, but don't like it there, I hate stuff around my neck. Pens in front pocket of scrub top. To semi-quote from the movie Boomerang "You gots to 'accessorize'."
  9. by   scrmblr
    Quote from ERnurse1139
    At first when I read that you put your stethoscope in the ties of your scrub pants I thought "wow, great idea!" Now I'm wondering how you get it out. Do you untie your drawstring in front of your patients? I have many patients who would enjoy that, but I can't imagine this is what you do! It does sound like a good idea, I'm just not getting it! Can you clue me in?
    You tie a bow on your pants...On the right (or left) side of the loop you loop the ear piece of your stethoscope-bring the stethoscope cording around your back (like a belt) and the bell of the stethoscope hooks into the other side of the loop...
  10. by   casualjim
    Quote from scrmblr
    You tie a bow on your pants...On the right (or left) side of the loop you loop the ear piece of your stethoscope-bring the stethoscope cording around your back (like a belt) and the bell of the stethoscope hooks into the other side of the loop...
    I'm thinkin I'll need to shed a little waistline to make this work. :chuckle I'll stick to the pocket
  11. by   scrmblr
    Quote from casualjim
    I'm thinkin I'll need to shed a little waistline to make this work. :chuckle I'll stick to the pocket
    or tie reeeeeaaaaaaallllllyyyyyyyy long bow loops:roll

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