What is in your pockets at shifts end? - page 4

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  1. by   RN6699
    When I was right out of school, I used to carry everything from several scissors to extra tampax (just in case someone had a surprise from mother nature). Now, i end up having graham cracker packages (unopened because i didn't have time to eat them), plenty of alcohol pads, one nice black pen, a couple dollars and my name badge. Of course, now I am always asking the new grads if they have scissors or hemostats I can borrow!
  2. by   Bossbutterfly
    At the end of the average shift: In pocketprotector( we are forced to have cause the hospital 'starches/bleaches' the uniforms..I look like I've wearing a patatoe sack) : Various pen caps, minus pens they are in my pocketprotectorless pocket..caps, tape, Serax and valium : DT sufferers. Notes, homemade medication listing of North American meds and their Swiss counterparts. Bits of bread, cheese and Venti Mask adaptors that NEVER get used but the the hospital insists on recycling.
  3. by   l-andre
    What's in my pocket?

    A very lonely pen occasionnally sided by some alcohol wipes....
    God, am I really that boring?????

  4. by   momrn50
    I just got home, so here is the contents of my pockets...4 quarters, 3 pens one each in black green and red, mints (or maybe they're aspirin???) alcohol wipes, reading glasses, smokes and lighter, bowel list, Mr. B's bottom dentures (I better call about that!) a q-tip, 2 bandaids and a piece of Op site...
  5. by   Ben Thair RN
    At the end of one evening shift...years ago...I had a baby turd in my right hand pocket...never-never pick them up naked! Imagine my surprise when I reached for my pocket a few minutes later!!! Pens, lighters, scissors, clamps, etc are predictable...crap is, well...crap is mushy!!
  6. by   nana kathy
    Originally posted by Ben Thair RN
    At the end of one evening shift...years ago...I had a baby turd in my right hand pocket...never-never pick them up naked! Imagine my surprise when I reached for my pocket a few minutes later!!! Pens, lighters, scissors, clamps, etc are predictable...crap is, well...crap is mushy!!
    LMAO .... This is Sooooooo funny.

    Never had a baby turd.. or a grown-up one either.

    Usually the "good" drug rep pen I own (I started putting an address label on EVERY good pen I have, so if it gets "lost" at least the borrower will feel guilty). Marlboro Ultra Lights 100, lighter (With address label), two hershey kisses, watch, stick-um note pad, flashlite, car keys, swipe pads, dura-patch wrapper, double-bubble bubble gum (3 pcs : unchewed, 2 empty wrappers), button, scissors, and lots of lint.
  7. by   niasmama
    what is in my pockets after work??? 2 pens,candy,change,paper towel with some sort of message in writing I can't read after it gets cold,someone's hearing aid(work in LTC),back to work I go) and that's on a quiet noct
  8. by   defibvt
    Sheesh, generally I have 3 pockets to choose from. Being a guy in absconded surgical scrubs, I carry red and black pen, pencil, pharmacopia, calculator, and calipers (not so much for reading stips but for self-defense against DTers. In the other pocket I carry one Kelly and in the back pocket of my liberated scrubs I carry a trauma scissors (they are great for cutting off non-iv gowns.
  9. by   NursNikNak
    Let's see...I always keep track of my pink & purple pens, so they're with me in the am, but inevitably, one of you guys has all my black ones...I've probably lost and found the narc keys a few times by now, so that's really hit or miss...I do usually end up with lancets, alcohol preps, dulcolax supps, a crushed paper med cup and some pt's vial of insulin or eyedrops...And there's always that piece of gum that's permanently at the bottom of the right front pocket of every pair of pants I wear to work b/c I'd forgotten to take it out before washing/drying my scrubs!
  10. by   Jeanie
    When I empty my pockets I usually have the bandage scissors, list of vital signs for the day, the bath list, individually wrapped life savers that I give to my patients for taking their medications crushed in applesauce, (just a little bribe) usually always a pair of rubber gloves, and packets of A and D ointment. I am a firm believer in that and everyone gets it.
  11. by   nana kathy
    Sheesh, defibvt, you just have to know HOW to fill your pockets, I'll bet you could get more in yours too, LOL
    I only have 3 scrub pockets too, and at any given moment you'd think they will tear out, but they don't.
  12. by   KIWIRN
    2 pens (I'm sure i started with 3!) , 2 cards of paracetamol, with some missing, 3 loose paracetamol, id card, very blunt sissors, watch, 2 rolls of tape, laminated waterlow scale that has seen better days, opsite dressing, cotton wool swabs, 7 alcohol swabs(1 open) TWO lipsticks??(I never wear them!), a torn iv label, report sheet, 1 rubber glove, 1 small brown tablet (probably a laxitive), empty saline 10ml, 3 needle caps, two barley sugars from a patient who INSISTED i have them (I must have looked like i needed them), 1 blue tab from IVF. Keys. a discharge check list (i'd better file that tomorrow!)

    its no wonder i trip over i can't even see my toes with all this stuff in my pockets

    this thread is fun!
  13. by   Darryl Johnson
    In my pockets are my donger keys, some Mt Gordon red dirt, scissors, tape and tic tacs.

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