Work bags: What do you take and what's in it? - page 3

by PediNurse3 | 16,784 Views | 66 Comments

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,... Read More


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    Quote from That Guy
    I take a backpack.
    Currently has:
    Pens
    Lunch
    Pocket mask
    Rain Jacket since the weather is ridiculous lately
    Laptop/charger???
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    In 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.
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    Quote from Trekfan
    I 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.
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    Quote from Poi Dog
    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.
    OMG oh no!! I might have to start keeping an extra pair of scrubs in my locker! haha
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    Quote from emilyrose87
    OMG oh no!! I might have to start keeping an extra pair of scrubs in my locker! haha
    I just go to the OR and grab some scrubs when people think i look like the basin to puke in.
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    I 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
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    I carry a canvas tote I don't like. In it when I go to work:

    clipboard
    pens
    sharpie marker
    bandage shears
    alcohol pads
    hand sanitizer
    hand lotion
    lip balm
    e-reader
    cough drops
    pads & tampons
    a little bottle of ibuprofen & excedrin migraine
    wallet
    mobile phone


    I don't have a locker.
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    I work in home health. I have a backpack.

    Front pockets: name badge, bandage scissors, 2 or 3 plastic shopping bags (they come in very handy).

    Second pocket: pair of scrubs, stethoscope, bp cuff, alcohol wipes, feminine products, ibuprofen.

    Third pocket: visit paperwork, box of gloves, CPR face shield (thin plastic), pack of pens.

    Fourth pocket: shift paperwork, paperwork ready for submission, GPS.

    Side pockets: hand sanitizer, hand lotion.

    I keep a flashlight and spare cell charger in my car. I also have a lunchbox.
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    Quote from That Guy
    I just go to the OR and grab some scrubs when people think i look like the basin to puke in.
    My facility is poor and doesn't have hospital issue scrubs
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    I don't do a work bag, as I have a locker...but in the locker I have:

    Power bar/breakfast bar
    Advil
    ACLS book
    ICU Book
    steth
    flashlight/penlight
    scissors
    imodium
    pepto
    tums
    5 bucks in 1's
    (bad side to nightshift...if you get sick in the middle of the night, there's no pharmacy or store to run to to get tylenol/imodium/throat spray, etc.)

    In the purse:
    ID
    ebook
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