What’s in your bag/what should I have as a newbie? - page 5

What do you carry in your nursing bag? Follow up question, as a new nurse to the hospital, (I'm gonna be working in m/s) what should I bring? I'm gonna print out a brain sheet, anything else? ... Read More

  1. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Frostin
    Med/surg? If the pt:nurse ratio is greater than 8:1.... KY gel
    LMAO! Why KY gel? No, the patient load is not greater than 8:1.
  2. by   NurseyMcNurserson
    I work med/surg and always keep phone chargers in my purse. Almost weekly, I have patients who came to the ER, were unexpectedly admitted, and their phones have died and they can't get their contacts to call anyone. They always appreciate it!! Other than that, pens, alcohol swabs (you can write reminders on these too!!), flushes, tape, scissors, gauze, and a portable pulse ox is always helpful.
  3. by   Tnurse24
    Leave an extra pair of shoes and socks in your car/locker. Trust me the day you need them, you'll understand why.
  4. by   Frostin
    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    LMAO! Why KY gel? No, the patient load is not greater than 8:1.
    JK...JK
  5. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Frostin
    JK...JK
    Lol!

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