What's in your pocket - ER Style - page 3
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
Sep 23, '12stethescope with tape do-hickey attached, NS flush and a few prep pads, nitro tabs and Duo-Neb, sharpie and one or two "clicky-pens". one dollar for vending machine on no lunch days
Sep 24, '12Pen, phone, stethoscope, scissors, eye drops (for my contacts). I love taking notes on paper towels
Sep 26, '12--at least five black pens (and I'll be lucky if i end the day with two. I am notorious for leaving them laying around)
--Stethoscope around my neck
--Badge with 3m tape ran thru my badge clip and ammonia capsule taped to the back
--Eye drops (the dreaded contact dry eye is enough to ruin a day)
--alcohol preps and two flushes
And by the end of the day some patient labels, SL NTG, and the list on the back of a 2x2 that i make first thing in the morning while stocking my rooms usually end up there.
Oct 14, '12Reply to Airwayguru:
Neither. I wear Aviator - Classic shirt, ER pants. They're comfy, last forever, and are the source of one of my two department nicknames, "Pockets."
Oct 19, '12Steth around neck and tape with it
ammonia inhalant on back of badge
small sharpie clipped to badge
Vocera (ugh) clipped to chest pocket
trauma shears and two pens in right pants pocket
gum and chap stick in inner right pants pocket
phone in left pants pocket
Used to carry much more, but have downsized and I am glad I did. Pants used to get holes in them from everything else, but now if it ain't in the room, I won't need it. And, I do still have hemostats and some other things in a backpack, but those are nonessential to carry. Also, to an above poster...notes do go well on paper towels!
Oct 28, '12Well I don't carry it in my pocket, but I carry around a jug of Golytely to help everyone rid themselves of the overwhelming amounts of crap that they're full of...
Nov 6, '12When on a St. John duty I have a pick pocket that has the following:
5x pairs of gloves
Silk and paper tape
Nov 14, '12I start each shift with one pen and trauma shears in my pocket with my stetho and tape are around my neck.
I'm curious about what is in everyone's pockets at the END of their shift,lol. I ended my shift yesterday with an empty ativan vile, 2 lid tabs from medication viles, 1 bandaid, a 3ml syringe still in the wrapper, a wad of alcohol swabs, 6 pens (accidentally stolen from coworkers a pt's family member's phone number they wrote on an old receipt, 55 cents, and a gum wrapper.
Jan 21, '13Well i'm clinic nurse who did a year long stint as ER volunteer when I was a student so whats in my pockets has more in common with ER nurses than the rest of my cowokers. All this weighs probably 5 lbs. such that my preceptor joked that I had just about as much equipment in my pockets as a cop. I avoid putting items in my back pocket as things then to fall out when I sit down. Well technically I don't need all of this equipment as I'm not an ER nurse however I feel safer and more confident with all of this stuff in my pockets as I know I will have everything I need if I need it. This is my security blanket of sorts . It did come in handy during one weekend where I was called in to work in a city wide emegency ah from the hurricane sandy. I was one of the few people who had scissors. OK end of shift I have to empty pockets less I accidentally take home stuff I should not
dry erase marker
black & red pens,
2 pairs of gloves
aquaphor hand oil "barrier creme',
2 granola nut bars,
2-3 sheets of 8x11
RN Notes spiral pocketbook,