Work bags: What do you take and what's in it? - page 2
I am starting a new job tomorrow and and just started cleaning out my work bag...what a mess! I've carried the same huge Vera Bradley tote for a little over a year and it's filled to the brim with a... Read More
Jul 31, '11Occupation: Looking From: US ; Joined: Jul '10; Posts: 935; Likes: 890Quote from poi dogi have to ask how did that happen ?i have a big red tote bag that i found at a thrift store for $.50.
i am embarrassed to admit that i carry a lot of junk in it:
pens (a pencil pouch)
makeup bag (chap stick, and lipstick)
playtex sport wipes to freshen up
badge with locker key attached
travel size lotion
in my car i keep an extra pair of , socks, and underwear. a few nights ago i got peed on and didn't have anything to change into. lesson learned!
i take a small lunch box and a covered insulated cup. a sandwich bag has utensils in it because it is impossible to find a fork/spoon when i need one
Jul 31, '11Specialty: General adult inpatient psychiatry ; Joined: Jun '07; Posts: 1,024; Likes: 294I carry a messenger bag and my purse. I mean only to use my messenger bag to keep my clipboard in, but inevitably it holds the following as well:
- shift brains
- snack food
- bandaging supplies/ETOH wipes
People always ask me why it's so heavy. I didn't realize today until I took out 2 bottles of soda exactly *WHY* it was so heavy all the time. After all, all I do is keep my clipboard in it!
Jul 31, '11Occupation: Looking From: US ; Joined: Jul '10; Posts: 935; Likes: 890Quote from PediNurse3OH yes I forgot I always try to carry a valum to work because you just never know win the sh#t is going to hit the fan you might need one !I am starting a new job tomorrow and and just started cleaning out my work bag...what a mess! I've carried the same huge Vera Bradley tote for a little over a year and it's filled to the brim with a bunch of old bills, lotion, carbon copies of PTO requests, etc.
What do you use to carry your stuff to work? I probably need to downgrade to something smaller as my new work environment is cramped. What do you put in it? I have a makeup bag, extra car key, calendar, change, a calculator, my badge, pens, pencils and highlighters.
Jul 31, '11Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 13,439; Likes: 1,394Adult, pediatric and infant stethoscopes. A drug book and neofax. lunch money, bottled water, gum, a pack of black pens, highlighters and extra fine sharpies.
I also carry a small notebook, a small calendar, lotion, hair ties, feminie products and a small makeup bag.
I never really know where I will be working so I need to be prepared.
Jul 31, '11Occupation: RN Specialty: Cardiovascular, ER ; From: US ; Joined: May '10; Posts: 324; Likes: 678Wow, I am grossly unprepared. I carry no bag. Just some pens, trauma shears and a lipstick in my lab coat pocket. I would be up the creek if I needed anything else!
Jul 31, '11Joined: Nov '08; Posts: 1,198; Likes: 652I carry my breast pump in it tote bag. Along with my pump, and bottles, it also has my wallet, keys, sunglasses, daily planner/calendar, lotion, gum, pens, work folder with misc paperwork. I wear my name tag and steth on my person when I go in. If I carry another bag, its usually just my lunch bag.
Jul 31, '11Joined: May '10; Posts: 98; Likes: 72I'm just a Nursing Assistant student in clinicals, but I thought I'd contribute
In my bag:
extra hair ties
CPR face mask
NACES skills booklet
Photobook with pictures of my beautiful little girl
2 Fiber bars
Change for vending machines/lunch
Feminine hygiene products
ID Badge and parking deck card
Just wanted to add, on the first day of clinicals, my instructor (who is an RN) brought what she called a "Survival Bag." It was a bag that had cereal bars, a little bit of money(in case someone forgot their lunch), tampons, band-aids, and tylenol. I thought it was so sweet of her, and she said she's a Mom so she can't help it, lol.
Jul 31, '11Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 1,494; Likes: 1,560Quote from That GuyLaptop/charger???I take a backpack.
Rain Jacket since the weather is ridiculous lately
Jul 31, '11Occupation: OB Specialty: 2 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 19; Likes: 35In my locker are all of my scrubs/scrub jackets neatly folded (we are required to change into our scrubs when we get to the unit) sneakers, socks, feminine products, old papers, notebook, infant/adult stethescope, pens, reference text.
So in my purse is the following: keys, vaseline (for my lips) tylenol (when stress at work builds up), calculator, water bottle, and snacks (apple, carrots, yogurt, gum). i usually eat dinner before I go into work. i leave eveything at work that i really need in my locker, this way im carrying as minimial as possible back and forth to work.
Jul 31, '11Joined: Dec '09; Posts: 4,696; Likes: 11,358Quote from TrekfanI have to ask HOW did that happen ?
During a brief change while the male resident was turned towards me. I forgot to put a barrier between me and the resident...I remembered when I felt some wetness on my left pant leg.
Jul 31, '11Occupation: Midwife Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 171; Likes: 69Quote from Poi DogOMG oh no!! I might have to start keeping an extra pair of scrubs in my locker! hahaDuring a brief change while the male resident was turned towards me. I forgot to put a barrier between me and the resident...I remembered when I felt some wetness on my left pant leg.
Jul 31, '11Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 3,574; Likes: 10,073Quote from emilyrose87I just go to the OR and grab some scrubs when people think i look like the basin to puke in.OMG oh no!! I might have to start keeping an extra pair of scrubs in my locker! haha
Jul 31, '11Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 100; Likes: 100I carry a scrap booking bag that I keep lots of pen ( I'm a pen hound) my sethescope manual bp cuff pill cutter reading glasses
Cell phone charger and other misc stuff keep extra tee shirt in locker. I'm the one everybody want s to come borrow stuff from