L&D Nurses: What's in your pockets? - page 3

Just curious... What do you put in you put in your pockets at the beginning of your shift, and what do you find when you empty them out at the end? What are the most useful things?... Read More

  1. by   ischialspines
    Alcohol prep pads, guaze pads, my stamper, chapstick, stethoscope (in a pocket. I can't stand it around my neck), pens, dry erase pen, Dr's numbers, PPH pocket sheet, work phone, my phone, hemostats with a roll of tape, bandage scissors, "good" tourniquet. And then I come home with an errant strip sheet or some just-in-case hemabate/terb that I forgot to return. It's a mess. But everytime I try and loosen my pockets up, I can't do without the things that are in them!
  2. by   3LITTLETOEHEADS
    Why personal cells???? I can see having them at the desk or checking them periodically on pee breaks/etc, but why carry them around?!?!? We had one nurse here carry hers around and (GASP!) answer it while in a patients room! VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!
  3. by   ischialspines
    well I use an iphone and have an OB Wheel, EFM reference, GBS reference & spanish phrases I use a lot on it, so it has come in quite handy on more than one occasion
  4. by   3LITTLETOEHEADS
    That makes sense, as long as you can silence any calls coming in!!! Thank you for replying!!
  5. by   Queen2u
    ...don't laugh....(In my fanny pack, I have) My iPhone (for my "wheel" app), report sheet, 6-7 pens, lip gloss, mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, nail clippers, scissors, small notebook to write notes when I call doctors and get orders, flushes, tape, alcohol pads....LMBO. I am a fanny pack hoarder.
  6. by   Queen2u
    ...oh, and occasionally an unused bottle of 2% Lidocaine or vial of methergine, which I forget to return to the Pyxis after a delivery when I didn't need to use it....
  7. by   Nurse2b7337
    Your hospital requires all the nurses to carry phones or just the charge nurses? This is new or first time I've heard anyone speak of. It must be a great tool to have.
  8. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from ischialspines
    Just curious... What do you put in you put in your pockets at the beginning of your shift, and what do you find when you empty them out at the end?

    What are the most useful things?
    Bandage scissors (to cut off: baby ID band at discharge, net panties, monitor straps at delivery if I can not reach the velcro, ect ect); four color click pens (blue and black for charting, red for noting orders) iPhone (for looking up drugs, using the calculator, checking medical terminology, ect...work related things); alcohol swabs; my "Brains". Thats all.

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