Nursing Bag for the Home Care Nurse

  1. Currently I am using a piece of luggage, and need a new nursing bag. Any suggestions before I do a random search on the internet?

    I need two outside pockets for soap and paper towels, and a section for my file and 10 x 9 inch computer. And then just a place for my "nursing tools".

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  3. by   TexasPediRN
    Have you tried ?

    They have a Huge Selection of any type of bags you could want..

    I dont know what bag to recommend, but I do recommend trying ebags.

    Good luck!
  4. by   AnnemRN
    I'm using a "courier bag" that I got at Office Depot. I really like it because it has alot of compartments ( even one for your laptop) and penholders even a place for my business cards. My company issued me a bag but I like mine better so I gave theirs back. This bag only cost $10 and I've been using it for a year and a half. I throw it in the washing machine each month.
  5. by   Jay-Jay
    I paid $20.00 for a bag from Bentley's here in Canada. It's withstood 5 years of service, even though it's only heavy duty canvas!

    It was originally designed as a business bag, to hold a laptop and assorted odds and ends. There are all sorts of pockets in it. A large external pocket holds my stethescope and BP cuff. Another one holds batteries for my pager, stethescope and hearing aids. The large pocket on the left side holds my CPR mask and epi kit.

    The outher main compartment (of which there are two) hold my paperwork and daily schedule (soon to add a laptop to that!!) There is a row of pen holders, which also hold my scissors. My thermometer goes in another small open compartment where I can grab it in a hurry. The other one holds frequently used odds and ends such as needles, connectors, a few gauze sponges, alcohol wipes, thermometer covers, etc, etc.

    I can't believe my company is still giving out these itty bitty fanny packs to the new nurses! :icon_roll Mine now holds my tidbits and course markers for when I do dog tracking! :chuckle
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Jan 12, '06
  6. by   kitty=^..^=cat
    Trager makes great brief-bags. I've been using the same one for about 10 years now. They're a little pricey but worth every penny.
    Go to Hopkins Medical Supply online. Expensive but worth it.