What is in your bag? - page 2

hello guys. i have been an lpn for almost 12 years, mostly med/surg and geriatrics. just took a new job in home health. i'd like your advice on what kind of stuff to take with me everwhere i go,... Read More

  1. by   caliotter3
    One of the reasons I bring refs into the house, whether or not I use them for that particular visit, is that I usually work nights. When I have down time when the pt is sleeping, it can be crazy trying to stay busy and awake. I try to clean things but have to be careful not to wake everybody up. When I was in school, I would bring my schoolwork. Oh, and my agencies have only provided certain items, some of the time. Most of my stuff, I provide for myself.
  2. by   CapeCodMermaid
    You must do shift work then as opposed to 5-6 visits a day....although I did have one patient sleep through her entire visit injection and all.
  3. by   caliotter3
    Any patient who can sleep through an injection is my kind of patient!
  4. by   AtlantaRN
    in addition to what is in the nursing bag, I have 2 big rubbermaid containers with pull ups, chucks, diapers, wipes, fleets enemas, gauze, tape, everything including the kitchen sink.... Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.