$65 for a pair of shears?
One of our techs had a pair of those for about a week (it was a present). Really nice and fancy. She had used them twice before they disappeared.
I bought a set of 3 shears of e-bay for $5 over 2 years ago, I still have all 3. My primary set is about done for though.
I was wondering what figs were as well. No idea what scrubs you should get, what works for me will not necessarily work well for you.
As said, just make sure it has plenty of pockets that are easy to get to.
Same goes for shoes. You may go through 2-3 pair before you find something that works for you.
On my person at all time I have:
- 2 pens
- fine point sharpie
- alcohol preps
- a few flushes
- Carpuject holder
- pocket knife
- unit radio
- personal cell phone
Don't think I have wanted more, usually my stethoscope is sitting on the desk (a cheap, no name one that I have had for 10 years now).
And RJ 55 gives some good advice, be helpful. We notice. We are more willing to help than you know, and how you act will determine somewhat how you are treated.
Ask questions. There is such a thing as a stupid question, but it still needs to be asked. We have all had (and still do have) stupid questions, but I ask them anyway. You will never know it all. It will take time to know a lot.
Get to know your Doc's. Not necessarily personally, but their personality, how approachable they are, and how they treat other nurses. Do not be afraid of them. Do not let them boss you around or talk down to you.
Having the Doc right there vs having to call makes a huge difference, so make sure you know what you want or need when you walk up to them.