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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. Visit  A&Ox6 profile page
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    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. Visit  SamHill profile page
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    Empty your pockets into the nurse that takes over your group. Saves the company money! I was bad about nitro bottles and flushes.
  3. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    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. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    pill wrappers and pens!
  5. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    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!
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  6. Visit  amygarside profile page
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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Aaaaannnd..... make that FIVE times!
    hahaha maybe next week it'll be six times?haha
  7. Visit  pinkiepieRN profile page
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    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. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    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. Visit  lisajtrn profile page
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    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. Visit  dansamy profile page
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    Rolls of tape.

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  11. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from dansamy
    Rolls of tape.

    Sent from my HTC One X using allnurses.com
    They do come in handy at Christmas!
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  12. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    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. Visit  CaitTheGreat profile page
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    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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