What do you bring home with you? - page 3

I just had to laugh -- today I noticed that there are piles of alcohol packets from work all over house. Then I noticed that I also have an IV end cap rattling around on my dresser. I have... Read More

  1. by   Elenaster
    All the usual stuff already mentioned, but also hemostats, those little pink NS bullets used to irrigate ET tubes, MRSA... :uhoh21:

    I have developed a system of taking it back to work though. I have this little plastic box with a snapping lid that I keep my 900 pens, calipers, good scissors etc., that I only keep in my work bag. I've finally made a habit of putting all the "loot" from my pockets back in that box and taking it back to work with me.
  2. by   leslie :-D
    hmmmm, does anyone bring thems home 'accidentally on purpose'? i have taken gloves to pick up the dog poop in my yard.....anyone else?
  3. by   nursebedlam
    Quote from earle58
    hmmmm, does anyone bring thems home 'accidentally on purpose'? i have taken gloves to pick up the dog poop in my yard.....anyone else?
    yes l'm guilty have them in the car, handy when checking the motor oil as l don't like to get my hands dirty
  4. by   Stitchie
    Quote from earle58
    hmmmm, does anyone bring thems home 'accidentally on purpose'? i have taken gloves to pick up the dog poop in my yard.....anyone else?
    My husband will thumb-wrestle me for those gloves! And surgical masks -- when you're painting something with those pressure painters, or putting in more, more, more insulation, those surgical masks are a godsend.

    Yes there are things that I bring home that I don't mean to, always 900 pens and ETOH wipes. They're great for cleaning off the keyboard though!

    MRSA, VRE, whatever else drags itself into the ER, begone!
  5. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    More than once I went home with a resident's hearing aide in my pocket.
  6. by   rjflyn
    Quote from RN_Amy
    Aren't they called oxygen nipples....?
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 3rdShiftGuy
    I just checked around, I have alcohol wipes, pen lights, and a green "Christmas tree" (oxygen thingie you connect the nasal cannula to).

    I'd bet 99% of RT and most of people i work with call them Christmas trees and would know what you mean.
    Rj
  7. by   Monica RN,BSN
    Yup.... Christmas Trees... If someone asked me for an oxygen nipple, I would probably say "What??"
    I tooo... the normal alcohol preps, tape ect ect ect.
    But the little prefilled NS "fish" as well call them, are great for saline eye gtts.
    when your eyes are dry and tired..
  8. by   Shotzie
    I had to laugh at all this.
    My first job was in a very busy, very large ICU. I seemed to always end up working in the isolation rooms and I was concerned about bringing home the "ickies" to my husband. I developed the habit of walking in my front door, taking off my uniform, rolling it inside out and walking in just my "nothings" to the back of the house to the laundry room.
    One day I did just that, walking down our long hall to the back of the house when the back door opened and my husband and two of his closest friends walked in. There was no place to go and nothing I could say that would make this better so I just continued my walk, passed them by, said "Hi ya'll", kissed my husband and went to the laundry room. I refused to come out until after they left.
    My husband and I had started on an intense workout program about 6 months before that and my 23 year old body was in great shape. My husband and I were laughing about it later and he said all the two guys said was something along the lines of how great exercise really is...
    ...Whoever would have thought that the body I hated in my twenties would be the one I desired in my 40's...?????????
  9. by   tattooednursie
    lol I always have a pocket full of pens, and folded up paper that I had been using for notes.
  10. by   BRANDY LPN
    All the usual stuff mentioned, once when out to lunch with my brother I was digging through my purse and pulled out alcohol pads, a syringe, two needles, a tourniqet, a handful of those little packs of KY, and an empty Heb B vial, I would pay good money for a picture of the look on his face LOL.
  11. by   suzy253
    Just emptied my pockets before washing my student uniform. Found KY, tape, bits of paper and alcohol wipes. Same day in cafeteria I was at the checkout paying for a soda and reached into my pocket for $2 and pulled out those alcohol wipes yet again.
  12. by   Betty_SPN_KS
    Quote from Shotzie
    I had to laugh at all this.
    My first job was in a very busy, very large ICU. I seemed to always end up working in the isolation rooms and I was concerned about bringing home the "ickies" to my husband. I developed the habit of walking in my front door, taking off my uniform, rolling it inside out and walking in just my "nothings" to the back of the house to the laundry room.
    One day I did just that, walking down our long hall to the back of the house when the back door opened and my husband and two of his closest friends walked in. There was no place to go and nothing I could say that would make this better so I just continued my walk, passed them by, said "Hi ya'll", kissed my husband and went to the laundry room. I refused to come out until after they left.
    My husband and I had started on an intense workout program about 6 months before that and my 23 year old body was in great shape. My husband and I were laughing about it later and he said all the two guys said was something along the lines of how great exercise really is...
    ...Whoever would have thought that the body I hated in my twenties would be the one I desired in my 40's...?????????
    LOL :chuckle
  13. by   KYDentedAngel
    In addition to a blue million alcohol preps, I've carried home recently a pregnancy wheel, post-it notes, vital signs printed from the Dinamap (I wondered where I'd put them and had to re-print them earlier, duh), nail polish remover pads, OB towelettes, these are just the things I remember off the top of my rattled head!

    Lisa

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