New Nurse's Essential Supplies

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    I'm a(n old) new grad RN! Got my license in August 2011. Finally got a job offer and will start orientation on a step-down/tele unit at LA County this coming Monday. I just wanted to find out what supplies do you think a new nurse on the floor should absolutely have to be well-prepared for what may come our way on the first day on the floor (obviously besides steth, shoes, scissors, and scrubs).

    Any advice is welcomed!

    Nurse Lily

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    When you get there find the supply room and stuff your pockets with alcohol pads, flushes and tape. For some reason these things are never accesible to me right when I need them, even though I feel like I am constantly stuffing my pockets with them. LOL. Eat a good breakfast, and stash a mid morning snack in your locker too. Good luck :O) Oh and good shoes!!! Must have good shoes!
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    Look up NurseProPack! It's awesome! I wore it for all my clinicals and it's perfect for holding all your stuff after you raid the supply closet like Joy06 said! It comes in all colors and a tape loop. I have the Med size because the Nurse one is too big. Also, look up the Ultimate Nursing Bag. it's pretty handy as well. Good luck!
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