What do you take to clinicals? - page 5
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I know this question and/or similar questions have been asked, because I searched. Most of those threads are a couple of years old, though. I think this could benefit many of us entering nursing school in the fall. Thankfully,... Read More
- 0Jun 25, '13 by flyersfan88I can't imagine carrying around a clipboard or tablet....I'd feel ridiculous walking into my patient's room with all of that. I have a pocket sized notebook i take notes in. My rule is that if it doesn't fit in my pocket, I don't bring it. I bring my stethoscope, penlight, scissors, pocket notebook, and a pen. We're allowed to use our cellphones to use Dynamed, Micromedex, etc.
- 0Jun 27, '13 by springchick1Quote from 2013SNGradBut is still touches your hair and skin when you have it on. It is also going to brush up against things like the sink and the bed in the patient's room with it on your waist.The stethescope holder for the waist doesnt touch skin or hair as it does around the neck. If we didnt have a holder it had to be stored in our pockets, but again, the only time itll b needed is during assessment. There really is no need to carry it around all day. As far as name badges, our schools were not hanging low enough to touch the patient
- 0Jun 28, '13 by psullivan95Quote from schnookimzAlso, we were told not to wear them around our neck in case a patient becomes violent and tries to strangle us. If we wanted to wear an ID around our neck it couldn't be a lanyard type. It had to be the rope kind that detaches with force.I second the not putting the steth on your neck. The tubing of my littman completely discolored from the oil of my skin, this happened to many other people I know as well. Unless your tubing is black and won't show discoloration, put it in your pocket.