What do you carry your gear to clinicals in?

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    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?
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    My school provided a small bag that resembles a toiletry makeup bag. It carries my BP cuff, stethoscope, pen light and any small supplies. It resembles this:
    Contents Cosmetic Clutch Bag : Target
    I plan on carrying it in a larger bag that will also have my snack, small bottle of water, notebook and hand sanitizer.
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    I used a bag originally designed to be a laptop carrier. It had little pockets on the inside that were perfect for housing my pen lights, ink pens, and little spiral notebook I kept notes in. There was a zipper compartment in the middle where I kept my clinical/lab/drug books. I just threw my stethoscope in the other pocket. I never had an issue with my stuff getting messed up or broken.
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    I don't even bring a bag. I keep my stethoscope, penlight, watch, and pens in my car. I only bring a lunch bag and a clipboard. Everything else is in my pockets or in my clipboard. We're not allowed to use outside BP cuffs (or other equipment) in the hospital.

    I also don't bring a bag to work. I walk in with myself, my badge, and a pen. Sometimes I bring lunch.
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    I have a little toiletry-type bag that I carry things in like measuring tape, calculator, wound chart thingy (the technical tern evades me...the clear thing to measure wound size), and a few other odds and ends like caps for IV tubing. Then I got a pocket organizer (that looks like a glorified pocket protector ) that I carry my hemostats, penlight, pens, my own dry erase marker (because the rooms never have them to write on the patient's boards!) and bandage scissors in. I just got a cover/protector for the diaphragm end of my stethoscope so I don't have to worry about messing that up. Everything is small enough to fit into the pockets on my scrub top so that's what works for me
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    I'm not in clinicals yet but I plan to use a bag that I'm buying through 31 gifts...it's a tote
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    Plastic sack or pockets
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    Clipboard. I keep my stethoscope, penlight, pens, iPad, and papers in my clipboard, and my debit card in my name badge holder, scissors in my pocket.

    I don't know about y'all's site, but we don't bring BP cuffs, and we don't get lockers. More stuff left in the break room = more stuff to get stolen.
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    Clipboard. I keep my stethoscope, penlight, pens, iPad, and papers in my clipboard, and my debit card in my name badge holder, scissors in my pocket.

    I don't know about y'all's site, but we don't bring BP cuffs, and we don't get lockers. More stuff left in the break room = more stuff to get stolen.

    Stuff gets stolen all the time, Lord knows why these people want to bring all this gear. With a lot of hospitals they have hand sanitizer EVERYWHERE and cheap stethoscopes lying around that you can use (obv sterilize first). Seriously just bring some pens (they disappear a lot), shift sheet, lunch and maybe a stethoscope and you are golden. Just throw your lunch in a plastic sack and label it with a sticky note.

    Too easy, anything else you need the floor has. When I was in the ED I acquired probably 20 trauma shears over time
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    What kind of hospitals are you all doing clinicals in that you need to BRING your own BP cuff? What on earth? Every hospital that I did clinicals at had automated BP cuffs attached to every monitor at every bedside.


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