Clinical Supplies For First Year Students - page 2

Hello! I will be starting clinicals very soon, and other than the stethescope and BP cuff, my school has not given us too much info on what we will need for clinicals. This is what I have so far:... Read More

  1. by   Nurse K-Bear
    I love the clipboard with the nurse stuff on it. It comes in handy. Just make sure that the stuff on it relates to your facility. Like the lab values.

    When I was in nursing school we sold the clip boards as a fundraiser for the student nurse association. they were a big hit

    To add to the list I always found it easier to put index cards in my pocket for clinical then the little notebook thing. you can grab a bunch of index cards punch a hole in the corner and clamp them together much more practical then always have to buy a little notebook. then I would keep all the index cards and refer back to them the following weeks while doing the ole clinical paperwork. I would jot down cool stuff or questions had Ion the cards. this worked out much better for me than the notebook thing. It also gives you more room in your already overstuffed pockets! good luck in school!
    Last edit by Nurse K-Bear on Aug 18, '03
  2. by   nursingblahblah
    Quote from Jen2
    Kristi2377

    Also I think I will purchase a steth holder.. Thanks!
    i bought one from ebay i love it i got it when i bought y steth b/c spragues are heavy i didnt even think about getting choked with a steth
  3. by   FocusRN
    My school, sells clinical nurse packs in the school book store.

    Quote from Jen2
    Hello!

    I will be starting clinicals very soon, and other than the stethescope and BP cuff, my school has not given us too much info on what we will need for clinicals. This is what I have so far:

    Bandage scissors

    Pen Light

    Pupil/Wound Gage

    Watch with second hand and military time

    Pouch that holds these things

    Small notebooks that will also fit in my little pouch

    Of course I also have the shoes and still need to purchase my textbooks, but are there any other things that may be helpful to me? We are not allowed to wear our stethescopes around our necks. I have seen those clips to put on your pants to hold a stethescope. Has anyone ever tried one of these before?
  4. by   DenaInWyo
    A metal tray type clipboard (office max and the like carry them). It's a clipboard on top with a tray underneath, and you'd be amazed what you can fit in there, from stethescope to RNotes to your cell phone and a couple of paperback sized books. I'd be lost without mine.
  5. by   truern
    Quote from PlanetCaroline
    Bump

    I have a related question. A sales rep will be at my school early in the semester with clinical equipment (steths, etc.). Am I better off shopping around by myself or should I wait to meet the rep, who might help me make a choice?

    Just don't want to be ripped off. Thanks.

    --
    Caroline
    I never bought anything from the reps...I could always find a better selection and price looking elsewhere.
  6. by   manna
    I'd say splurge for a PDA with all the drug guides, etc if your school allows them and you can afford it!

    Other than that - for clinical/check off supplies, our school required us to buy a prepackaged kit that they assembled with required supplies.
  7. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from NICU_Nurse
    CDC has shown that this is as good as handwashing unless your hands are visibly soiled.
    Alcohol sanitizers are not effective against C-diff. Alwasy wash hands after handling poop. The hand sanitizer is not enough for poop.

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