I was wondering, what do you nurses out there carry your supplies in? You know what I mean. All those pens, tape, scissors, hemostats, alcohol wipes, EKG calipers, mini calculator, etc, etc, etc. Since I've been an RN (five years this August), I've always worn a scrub coat with pockets and carried all my loot in them. All that stuff gets pretty heavy after awhile and I've noticed that it's causing the pockets to rip off some of my jackets.
So, while I was at Wal Mart today, I bought one of those Fanny packs. Like the "nurses" on ER wear around their waists. Do any of you use these? What about the apron? Are they practical? Or should I continue to load up my pockets?
Thanks for your input,
Jun 2, '02
I have a small "apron" with several pockets that I put most of my stuff in. My PDA is in a case on the belt for this. I have 2x2's, 16, 18 & 20 ga angiocaths, a couple of tegaderms, scissors (trauma and bandage), hemostats and a pen light in it. Plus a roll of tape on it. I have just about cleaned out my pockets. Pen up top, alcohol wipes, yellow sticky
pad in one cargo pocket and the rest are empty.
If you only carry what you really need, it can be narrowed down considerably.
Last edit by 2ndCareerRN on Jun 2, '02