Oops! I always go home with... - page 3

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

  1. by   A&Ox6
    Quote from meather
    I've gone home with a whole container of glucose strips, cans of shaving cream, and the usual alcohol pads, flushes, gloves. I also compulsively stick vial lids in my pockets and have a collection going. I don't know what I'll do with them.
    A lot of nurses have been decorating badge reels with them. Flower, butterfly, owl... All the colors and sizes allow you a lot of options. In fact, one hospital has a container on every unit and even in the pharmacy to collect them.

    Often they are sold to collect for a charity. For example, on oncology they collect for ACA or on cardiovascular, AHA
  2. by   SamHill
    Empty your pockets into the nurse that takes over your group. Saves the company money! I was bad about nitro bottles and flushes.
  3. by   meanmaryjean
    FOUR TIMES I have taken home my Spectralink phone. I blame my cargo pants- they have a pocket WAY down on the leg, so I don't feel the phone when I sit down.

    Sheesh.......
  4. by   amygarside
    pill wrappers and pens!
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    FOUR TIMES I have taken home my Spectralink phone. I blame my cargo pants- they have a pocket WAY down on the leg, so I don't feel the phone when I sit down.

    Sheesh.......

    Aaaaannnd..... make that FIVE times!
  6. by   amygarside
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Aaaaannnd..... make that FIVE times!
    hahaha maybe next week it'll be six times?haha
  7. by   pinkiepieRN
    Glucometer strips, alcohol pads and gloves. I've taken enough gloves home enough in the past month to likely account for a whole box of gloves!
  8. by   nrsang97
    I haven't taken anything home in a long time. Usually it was alcohol swabs, IV catheters, and stuff like that. Never took the phone or pager home and hope I never ever do.
  9. by   lisajtrn
    Love it when you throw some individual lube packets in your pocket and they fall out when searching for change at the coffee shop.
  10. by   dansamy
    Rolls of tape.

    Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
  11. by   Fiona59
    Quote from dansamy
    Rolls of tape.

    Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
    They do come in handy at Christmas!
  12. by   sharpeimom
    Gloves, more gloves, still more gloves. Pens, post-its, paper clips, an unchewed plug of tobacco once! I picked it up where a patient had set it down after his wife sneaked it in, intending to pitch it but forgot. Yecch!
  13. by   CaitTheGreat
    Empty immunization vials! I've been getting better about it, but it used to happen like once a week. I stick them in my pocket after drawing them up so as soon as I give them, I enter them in. However, when you're being pulled in twelve different directions, you occasionally forget to enter them until the next day.

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