I carry a lot of crap, YMMV:
L pocket: some kind of breath freshener, chapstick, Evo smart phone (which of course is my phone, schedule/calendar, medical spanish app, translator, flashlight, internet, drug guide, do not forget list mp3 player, radio, calculator, camera, kindle, blah blah blah... can you tell I'm pretty attached? Some of us have even started to text the MD's on occasion.
--pen (s) (I use a 4-way clicky pen with my name taped on it, because I different colors stand for different things on my "brain"/ pt cheatsheets, i.e. red= allergies, complications; blue=do not forget; etc. (I include highlighter if I'm working lactation, because I highlight red flags on each patients cheat sheet),
--pt cheat sheet(s)
--pyxis "receipts" (I only throw away after I've charted the med)
--often an OB "wheel" although lately I just usually use one at nurses station, I need to procure a new small one
Edit: nevermind... I just found "OB wheel" app for my phone... it seems pretty quick and I don' t have to use a magnifying glass to decipher what line the date is on
Littman Classic II SE stethoscope (it's not a fancy cardiac one, but I also hate the lightweight cheapish ones)
When I was new I made up a 3 ring binder where I put handy reference stuff inside of clear page protectors (policies, reminders, cheat sheets, all kinds of stuff I felt that I needed at first). I kept it somewhere close around the nurses station where I could refer to it. We still use several of the cheat sheets and stuff that I made up
I also had a little general quick reference book but I didn't end up using it much.
5 years later, I actually still have a notebook where I keep stuff I want as reference, new policies, staff meeting stuff, articles, handouts, or whatever in my office
Probably forgot something still, LOL!