Your favorite nursing gadget? - page 6
What is your favorite nursing gadget (can be practical and necessary, like your stethoscope or nursing shoes, or just for fun). I admit that I am a bit of a freak about office supplies in general,... Read More
Jun 3, '09Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,581; Likes: 4,883My penlight torch - essential on night duty for avoiding tripping on things, checking pumps and looking in on patients without waking them up.
I've also got a mini pulse oximeter I picked up at a conference - I'm just so protective of it that I don't use it as often as I could because some of my patients are festy!
I also use four-colour pens. I use the green ink for handover, with updates overnight and on subsequent shifts using the other colours so I can track changes.
Jun 3, '09Occupation: Emergency Department Specialty: ER/Ortho-Neuro-Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 11,171; Likes: 3,262Quote from madnurse2bIt's not sad!!! It's wonderful! Rejoice! For now you know the endless possibilities ....I truly am in love with my iPhone - it's sad really.
Quote from madnurse2bIn my ED, I re-check any abnormal BP manually. I trust my ears and my brain more than I trust machines.I admit I still love doing a BP by hand so I can hear with my own ears (I swear some of those machines are NOT calibrated)
Jun 3, '09Occupation: Personal carer Specialty: Aged care ; From: AU ; Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 63; Likes: 33My Joey pouch. It's available here in Australia and it was designed by a nurse. It's the best thing ever- everything has it's place and it looks really professional.
Jun 3, '09Occupation: Personal carer Specialty: Aged care ; From: AU ; Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 63; Likes: 33I am very amused by the amount of pen fanatics here- I feel SO at home!