I have copied and pasted what I posted to another board about this same question. I think I did leave some things out. I believe I missed liquid soap, paper towels, and barriers for my bag. The company should supply most everything. I use my own steth, my own bp cuff, and my own tympanic thermometer. They would supply these things for me, but I like the tympanic and I like my Littman. So out of my own pocket are the thermometer covers and antiseptic wipes to wipe down my bp and steth between patients. (That's a pet peeve of mine. Most people don't.) I have probably left some things out- but I think that's it:
I work as an RN in home health. You never know what you will need so it's good to carry a little bit of everything. In my bag that I take into the home I carry a stethoscope, bp cuff, thermometer, pulse ox, pen light, soft tape measure, 3cc syringes, insulin syringes, 12cc syringes, wound care supplies (skin prep pads, 4x4's, telfa, calcium alginate, silver dressing, duoderm, Versiva, Combiderm, paper tape, Hypafix, Opsite, abd pads, sterile qtips, abt oint, bandaids, Xeroform, Kerlix, stretch gauze, wound cleanser, saline, wound measure tool), alcohol pads, glucometer, scissors, tongue depressors, venipuncture supplies, gloves, cpr mask, gown, spill kit, sharps container. Since I have been in the field more than once without what I need, I carry a box in my car. In it I have straight cath tray, add a foley tray, silicone and regular cath, foley bag, leg bag, sterile gloves, staple and suture removal tray, urine cup, IV start set, port access needles, central line dressing change, heparin and saline flush, irrigation syringe, IV tubing, various IV adapters, Unna boots, CoBan, Heel protectors, a cooler to transport specimens, cold pack. I probably have more than that in there but I think that's basically it.