What's in your plack bag

  1. THe practice I'm going to be working with does a lot of house calls. Both private "wealthy" and homebound. Other than not carrying any narcotics, what would you carry in your little black bag? (or red, green, whatever. )
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  3. by   Traveler
    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.
  4. by   CraigB-RN
    Quote from Traveler
    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.
    Hm I htink I"m going to need a bigger motorcycle.

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