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!