What do you carry your gear to clinicals in? - page 3

by Wannabeeinscrubs

Right now my gear is just loose in my backpack, the last thing I want to do is jack it up. Have you found a safer, better way to carry it? Do they make bags just for BP cuff, stethoscope, pen light, ect?... Read More


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    Quote from Stephalump
    I guess it depends on your clinical instructor. I used to roll in with my stethoscope, a piece of paper, and a pen all in my pockets and that's it. Then I changed clinical instructors and got in trouble for "not being prepared." So now I have to bring a bunch of extra junk. (The iPad is so I don't have to bring my books.)
    I don't need any books at clinical. We have pre-clinical, and we do everything that requires the book the night before. There just isn't that much to being with me.
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    Quote from letsbefriends
    A fanny pack
    Im dreading this lol my school requires us to buy one. They use it because we can't keep anything in pockets??
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    I have been using a Vera Bradley messenger bag I've had for a long time but will be switching to a tote from Thirty-one because we have exams in one of our classes after Wednesday clinicals and I need more room for my textbook (1800 pg) and a change of clothes just incase since the messenger only holds my clipboard, notebook (maybe a second one), and my supplies (stethoscope, pen light, pens, scissors, and the leftover tape and alcohol wipes I have). I tried bringing my normal backpack to clinicals, but that was too massive.
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    Everything that I need (stethoscope, pens, sharpie, pen light, bandage scissors, goggles, alcohol preps) goes in my pockets. I carry a clipboard with my paperwork that stays outside of the patient rooms at a computer. I also bring lunch but that has been safe in the break room so far. Money/ID/credit card/cell phone/car key go in designated pants pocket that I don't touch during the day. We had to carry around a BP cuff for 1st semester LTC clinical because they did not have automated vital sign machines. At rehab and med/surg they have had those machines so we no longer need cuffs. And they are a huge infection control risk. And half the time patients are on isolation on my med/surg unit so they have disposable stethoscopes for us to use.
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    Quote from Stephalump
    I guess it depends on your clinical instructor. I used to roll in with my stethoscope, a piece of paper, and a pen all in my pockets and that's it.

    Then I changed clinical instructors and got in trouble for "not being prepared." So now I have to bring a bunch of extra junk. (The iPad is so I don't have to bring my books.)
    Please tell me the iPad is locked in a locker lol
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    I brought a clipboard/ case where I can put the pen, scissors, measuring tape. Stethoscope around my neck and little handbook in pcket. Lunch in non descript plastic bag lol
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    Quote from Miiki SN
    I don't need any books at clinical. We have pre-clinical, and we do everything that requires the book the night before. There just isn't that much to being with me.
    Ah, that would be nice! This year we aren't allowed to go early or the night before. The theory being that we can't do that as a nurse, so we need to get used to it now. In theory, it makes sense. In practice, it's annoying!
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    Quote from cnoto34
    Im dreading this lol my school requires us to buy one. They use it because we can't keep anything in pockets??
    Seriously? I thought it was a joke....
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    Quote from Dranger
    Please tell me the iPad is locked in a locker lol
    It's in my clipboard which is always locked to me.
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    Quote from Stephalump
    Seriously? I thought it was a joke....
    lol no joke I'll have to get it for clinical mandatory


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