Work bags: What do you take and what's in it? - page 2
I am starting a new job tomorrow and and just started cleaning out my work bag...what a mess! I've carried the same huge Vera Bradley tote for a little over a year and it's filled to the brim with a... Read More
1Jul 31, '11 by TrekfanQuote from poi dogi have to ask how did that happen ?i have a big red tote bag that i found at a thrift store for $.50.
i am embarrassed to admit that i carry a lot of junk in it:
pens (a pencil pouch)
makeup bag (chap stick, and lipstick)
playtex sport wipes to freshen up
badge with locker key attached
travel size lotion
in my car i keep an extra pair of scrubs, socks, and underwear. a few nights ago i got peed on and didn't have anything to change into. lesson learned!
i take a small lunch box and a covered insulated cup. a sandwich bag has utensils in it because it is impossible to find a fork/spoon when i need one
2Jul 31, '11 by pinkiepie_RN, BSN, RNI carry a messenger bag and my purse. I mean only to use my messenger bag to keep my clipboard in, but inevitably it holds the following as well:
- shift brains
- snack food
- bandaging supplies/ETOH wipes
People always ask me why it's so heavy. I didn't realize today until I took out 2 bottles of soda exactly *WHY* it was so heavy all the time. After all, all I do is keep my clipboard in it!
0Jul 31, '11 by TrekfanQuote from PediNurse3OH yes I forgot I always try to carry a valum to work because you just never know win the sh#t is going to hit the fan you might need one !I am starting a new job tomorrow and and just started cleaning out my work bag...what a mess! I've carried the same huge Vera Bradley tote for a little over a year and it's filled to the brim with a bunch of old bills, lotion, carbon copies of PTO requests, etc.
What do you use to carry your stuff to work? I probably need to downgrade to something smaller as my new work environment is cramped. What do you put in it? I have a makeup bag, extra car key, calendar, change, a calculator, my badge, pens, pencils and highlighters.
1Jul 31, '11 by Jessy_RNAdult, pediatric and infant stethoscopes. A drug book and neofax. lunch money, bottled water, gum, a pack of black pens, highlighters and extra fine sharpies.
I also carry a small notebook, a small calendar, lotion, hair ties, feminie products and a small makeup bag.
I never really know where I will be working so I need to be prepared.
4Jul 31, '11 by FancypantsRNWow, I am grossly unprepared. I carry no bag. Just some pens, trauma shears and a lipstick in my lab coat pocket. I would be up the creek if I needed anything else!
1Jul 31, '11 by melmarie23I carry my breast pump in it tote bag. Along with my pump, and bottles, it also has my wallet, keys, sunglasses, daily planner/calendar, lotion, gum, pens, work folder with misc paperwork. I wear my name tag and steth on my person when I go in. If I carry another bag, its usually just my lunch bag.
2Jul 31, '11 by CarolinaGirl1112I'm just a Nursing Assistant student in clinicals, but I thought I'd contribute
In my bag:
List of medical abbreviations
extra hair ties
CPR face mask
NACES skills booklet
Photobook with pictures of my beautiful little girl
2 Fiber bars
Change for vending machines/lunch
Feminine hygiene products
ID Badge and parking deck card
Just wanted to add, on the first day of clinicals, my instructor (who is an RN) brought what she called a "Survival Bag." It was a bag that had cereal bars, a little bit of money(in case someone forgot their lunch), tampons, band-aids, and tylenol. I thought it was so sweet of her, and she said she's a Mom so she can't help it, lol.
0Jul 31, '11 by Katie5Quote from That GuyLaptop/charger???I take a backpack.
Rain Jacket since the weather is ridiculous lately
2Jul 31, '11 by creative scholarIn my locker are all of my scrubs/scrub jackets neatly folded (we are required to change into our scrubs when we get to the unit) sneakers, socks, feminine products, old papers, notebook, infant/adult stethescope, pens, reference text.
So in my purse is the following: keys, vaseline (for my lips) tylenol (when stress at work builds up), calculator, water bottle, and snacks (apple, carrots, yogurt, gum). i usually eat dinner before I go into work. i leave eveything at work that i really need in my locker, this way im carrying as minimial as possible back and forth to work.
2Jul 31, '11 by Poi DogQuote from TrekfanI have to ask HOW did that happen ?
During a brief change while the male resident was turned towards me. I forgot to put a barrier between me and the resident...I remembered when I felt some wetness on my left pant leg.
1Jul 31, '11 by blackbird singing, CNMQuote from Poi DogOMG oh no!! I might have to start keeping an extra pair of scrubs in my locker! hahaDuring a brief change while the male resident was turned towards me. I forgot to put a barrier between me and the resident...I remembered when I felt some wetness on my left pant leg.
2Jul 31, '11 by That Guy, BSN, RN, EMT-BQuote from emilyrose87I just go to the OR and grab some scrubs when people think i look like the basin to puke in.OMG oh no!! I might have to start keeping an extra pair of scrubs in my locker! haha
1Jul 31, '11 by registerednutrn, ADNI carry a scrap booking bag that I keep lots of pen ( I'm a pen hound) my sethescope manual bp cuff pill cutter reading glasses
Cell phone charger and other misc stuff keep extra tee shirt in locker. I'm the one everybody want s to come borrow stuff from