What's in your pocket - ER Style - page 2
I know there are some older threads similar to this but I figured a fresh one with an ED focus might not be a bad idea. Stethoscope - Goes without saying...but for sack of being through. I... Read More
0Aug 12, '12 by chansenI've paired down quite a bit. Used to carry full sets of IV start kits, but our nurse-servers in each ED room carry a good many things.
- hemostats with a tape roll on them clipped to my scrub top with my shears down through the tape.
- small memo book notepad in breast pocket.
- 4 color click pen.
- iphone with related apps
- flushes and alcohol wipes
- ammonia capsule taped to back of my badge
1Aug 12, '12 by NO50FRANNYNight duty as acute team leader last night- two dect phones, arrest pager, 1 sleeve valium, 1 sleeve panadeine forte, zyprexa wafers, 1 sleeve ibuprofen, lockup drug keys, micropore and about 20 alcohol swabs. Various patient labels stuck to scrubs, shoulder / knee / forearm. Ready for anything!
3Aug 18, '12 by airwayguruSounds like you wear EMT pants/Polo or a flight suit. I am going with the flight suit.
Quote from murphyleFor me, this question should read "What's in your pockets", plural, as I'm quite well known for the plethora of them on my scrubs. That said, on to the tally...
Left sleeve #1 and 2: Pen and penlight.
Left chest: Surgical site marker, misc personals (chap stick, artificial tears, etc).
Belt clip: Stethoscope, mobile phone w/ apps.
Left hip: Leatherman multi-tool. (Amazingly handy for fixing gronked-on clamps, busted electronic gear, etc...)
Right hip: Wallet, loose change.
Left thigh #1: Carpuject adaptor.
Left thigh #2: Department SpectraLink.
Left thigh #3: Rolls of tape (1 silk, 1 paper - nothing quite so annoying as "I'm allergic to tape!!" just as you're securing that impossible-to-obtain IV...)
Right thigh #1: Pocket vision card and tape measure.
Right thigh #2: Trauma shears.
Right thigh #3: Alcohol and Betadine swabs.
Left lower leg: Misc papers.
0Aug 18, '12 by airwayguruI carry the following with me all the time on me when I am working the clinic.
I wear khacki BDU pants and a polo shirt. In my pockets I have spare exam gloves, notebook, IV start kits, 3" Tape, barf bag, and hand sanitizer. On my belt I have my flashlight, multi tool, CPR mask, radio.
Polo shirt I keep my marker and pen. My creditals are on my laynard with some quick notes and 1" Transpore Tape. Stethoscope around the neck.
1Aug 19, '12 by Bobmo88I wear aviator scrubs so there are a lot of cargo pockets in addition to a back pocket and side pockets like regular pants.
Back pocket: Wallet
Side pockets: Keys and phone
Left Cargo Pocket: Stethoscope with LED light that clips onto the bell.
Right Cargo Pocket: pairs of gloves and flushes
Left and Right pen holder pockets: pens haha
Right velcro strap pocket: all black Prestige Medical Trauma Shears
and lastly, my hemostats that are clamped to my scrub top that hold both paper tape and 3M micropore tape.
1Aug 31, '12 by Pixie.RN, BSN, RN, EMT-P Senior ModeratorTrauma shears, steth (around neck), blue pens, a highlighter (to highlight completed orders), alcohol preps, 2x2s, tape... and my patrol cap in case I need to go outside quickly. My patrol cap is one fashion accessory we Army folks are not supposed to be missing while outdoors.
1Sep 4, '12 by edmiaFun thread!
I like to keep it minimal:
Our ED has all the tapes, alcohol wipes, gauze, tegaderm and other small supplies at each bedside on the wall. Each room has an otoscope so no need for pen light. At the beginning of my career, I carried around EVERYTHING, including reference books... I tried a fanny pack for a bit, but didn't like the feel of it. So, slowly I discarded the unnecessary and kept the essential.