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, clinicals don't start (for me, anyway) until about the 8th week of classes. I'm just curious about what real life nursing students take to clinicals. According to my program, I must take
- tablet (Kindle, iPad, whatever)
- bandage scissors
- black ink pens
Where do you put all of this stuff? Where do you leave it? Do you stuff it all in your scrub pockets? I only have four. Four!
And not huge ones, either. Do you use pocket organizers? Overnight bags? Do your patients mind holding all of your stuff while you assess them. (Calm down, I'm just joking.) What about personal stuff like Chapstick, and anti-nausea medication, and food? Besides all of this, do you have to carry patient charts too?
I want the details: what you bring, where you put it. Many thanks.