Oops! I always go home with... - page 2
What's the most common, weirdest, funniest things you always forget to take out of your pocket before you leave and end up going home with? Me, I aalways go home with a floor supply of alcohol... Read More
0Jan 20, '12 by Perpetual StudentNothing makes it home with me as I always change in the locker room, but I often have extra pulse ox probes, lancets, alcohol swabs, puke sacks, and other miscellaneous odds and ends stashed in my locker to return the next shift.
1Jan 23, '12 by PediLove2147Quote from LibitinaLike the tops on insulin, narcotics, basically any liquid med that comes in a vial. Usually they just go in the trash but they are good for crafts. Everyone on my unit has a flower clip for their badge made of them!Vial tops? Which ones??
0May 31, '12 by tracey21i have come home with gloves, tape, flushes, alcohol wipes, syringes, conveens, gauze etc..........
0May 31, '12 by eatmysoxRNAlcohol pads. More than I could ever need.
Gauze. Again, more than I'll ever need.
Dry erase markers.
Gloves. Sterile gloves.
An IV start kit.
A cathelon or 2.
Lube (peds rectal temps)
I always return medical supplies that I'd never ever use (iv stuff). Kept some stuff that I didn't think would do good going back.. Eek :/
0May 31, '12 by GitanoRN, BSN, MSN, RNjust the other day, i came home with 4 other nurses and as we sat in my lanai we empty our pockets to see who had the most items from work and a sweet seasoned nurse won, she had everything you would need to assist in any given medical pt. situation, i gave a pair of tickets to a concert
0Jun 4, '12 by wannabecnl, MSNEKG lead pads. In the PACU, the ones from the OR came off all the time, so I'd often throw a new one in my pocket to have on hand. Amazing how with just one supply drawer on either side of the bed, I was usually on the "wrong" side to replace what was needed.
By the way, these were new ones with the backing still on, not used ones with chest hair! Those did make it into the trash!
0Feb 9, '13 by 32708flAny nurses out there want to trade some small flip off lids or even sell me some for crafts. I am in need of small red and purple.
0Feb 9, '13 by 32708flDo you guys ever get any small reds or purples you like to get rid of I need them for a craft and I'll pay
0Feb 9, '13 by dah dohBesides the usual...alcohol, IV stuff, dead end caps, pens, tape, tegaderm, tons of saline flushes, syringes, the work phone and pager (hate that the most because you have to drive back!)
When my hubby worked ER, I would do wash and find nearly empty vials of dilaudid clicking in the dryer. Then we'd have to figure out if it was him or me. He hated taking them back to the hospital to waste them and document...embarrassing...oops!
One of our nurses saves colored caps and diprivan pull tabs too.
0Feb 9, '13 by lumbarpainalcohol packets, blood sugar pokers, tape......SOMEONES HEARING AID.....ugh....that was bad.....
0Feb 12, '13 by AngelicDarknessalcohol swabs, gloves, pens, tape (a lot of tape... opps), tegaderm, scrap paper, paper clips, and my pager (one happened once... thank goodness only once - the drive back when tired... ugh).
The oddest thing I took home? I went home after a long shift, was emptying my pockets to throw my uniform in the wash again (another long stretch was coming up) and pulled out.... premarin cream. Just the ointment and not the applicator. Thank goodness!
0Feb 14, '13 by Rhi007When I empty my pickpocket it's normally got 2-3 sleeves of panadol, empty unused syringes, saline flushes, micropore, penlight neuro torch, 5-6pairs of gloves on any given day