Who provides the supplies?

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    I will soon start HHC as a LPN. I am excited to buy a cool bag & supplies. Do most agencies provide you with supplies or what % do you buy? I was a HHA years ago and it was 90% the agency.
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    The agency gives you supplies although you may want to use your own stethoscope if you have one.
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    Quote from MrsLpn12
    I will soon start HHC as a LPN. I am excited to buy a cool bag & supplies. Do most agencies provide you with supplies or what % do you buy? I was a HHA years ago and it was 90% the agency.
    The agency supplies the bag, but I ended up buying my own more user friendly bag. I also use my own BP cuff and stethescope.
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    My agency also supplied everything we needed but I opted to stick with my Littmann stethoscope which I HIGHLY recommend if you're in the market for one!
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    Our agency supplies everything. I ended up using my own bag & stethescope.
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    Most supply everything, but you can get a better stethoscope at a toy store than the ones they usually have.

    Make sure if you use items with batteries such as coagulation monitors, O2 sats, blood glucose monitors that they provide you with those batteries.

    Have seen a few nurses use a sewing box for a nursing bag, which works pretty well, easier to see and get what you need as opposed to digging in a bag. Most of the company supplied bags look like diaper bags.
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    I bought my own stethoscope (the one I got in school), thermometer and probe covers, tape measure, bag, gloves, sanitizer, alcohol, and a box of masks.

    The insurance company sends bandages, gloves, alcohol, and other needed supplies. Lab supplies come from the lab (not all companies do this.)

    I choose to carry my own gloves and masks just to make sure that I always have them.
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    A little bit late, but I used to carry my own bathroom scale. Surprising that some people don't have their own scale at home. It wasn't anything fancy - like it wouldn't be for very overweight pts, or those unable to stand ...
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    The company should supply everything. Our cheap company doesn't supply pulse ox's though. They have pretty good supplies for a good price on Amazon and some bags too. They usually give you a cheap diaper-bag like thing that isn't very user friendly. Get a washable one or a wipeable one anyway because some homes can be kinda nasty.


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