What do you carry your pens, tape, scissors, etc in? - page 2

I was wondering, what do you nurses out there carry your supplies in? You know what I mean. All those pens, tape, scissors, hemostats, alcohol wipes, EKG calipers, mini calculator, etc, etc, etc. ... Read More

  1. by   Cascadians

    16 Pockets in Apron

  2. by   NurseDennie
    Oh man - that looks GREAT!
    BTW, Cascadians - what is your avatar?? Every time I look at it, I think maybe I'm seeing something different?


  3. by   Cascadians
    There's 2 of us, so 2 ThanksGiving Squirrels, scanned from a greeting card Unfortunately had to shrink it to get it to fit as avatar!

    We're sorta old-fashioned like that, and are Preppers, ready for earthquakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Doomer-type stuff, so the pic is apropo, heeheeheheheheheheh, plus an old joke

    We tried the lab jacket but have to wear short sleeve scrubs with 3 pockets and an apron to work fast enough and have enough handy for these poor ole tired feet n legs ...
    Did you recently change it Cascadians? I know it's always been hard to tell exactly what it is, but I swear it really used to be different!

    Or is it some sort of illlusion? Or am I just crazy?

  5. by   Cascadians
    When we first started posting here we used that little lab flask bubbling one that comes with the vB software, but then we used the Squirrels, hasn't changed ... doubt you're crazy, just squinting :roll

    Speaking of image morphing, we did a lot of eyeball adjusting before we realized what NurseDennie's avatar was! LOL! These little pics are a blast! Something we really enjoy
  6. by   Tiiki
    we usually have a table or counter. I have a pencil case for odds and ends, I collect funky pens. In my pocket, I use an empty 50cc I.V bag for my pens, the ones with 4 colours in em, a pencil, sissors..and what ever else I pick up. Rolls of tape go around my stethescope. My pockets still get pen marks, ripped, etc....ohhh well..all part of the job!


  7. by   RNforLongTime
    When I work the floor each nurse has her own med cart, so I may use the fanny pack and keep it on the cart, just not attached to my waist. Thanks for all your input.
  8. by   prmenrs
    I think I could use one of those aprons for housecleaning--if I ever housecleaned that is!!:imbar :uhoh21: :wink2: :roll
  9. by   Huganurse
    After too many years with all my nursing paraphanelia in my scrub top and lab jacket pockets I have changed my ways to accomodate my sore shoulders. All that weight is just too much. I bought a couple of pairs of scrub pants with 2 pockets on each leg. The pockets are doubled on the mid outer thigh which makes it easy to reach what I need. The only problem with these pockets is having things fall out while sitting or running. Someday I'll suggest to the makers of these scrub pants to sew a flap on the pockets which would help the problem. I modified mine with a small piece of velcro. I still keep my pens and money in my scrub pockets along with a few alcohol swabs and other things I pick up during the course of nursing. It makes it easy to leave all that stuff at work at the end of the day.
  10. by   nursedawn67
    I keep all my "goodies" in my scrub top pockets and my pants pockets, I wear those types with the pockets on the legs. Some nights I carry enough keys and things that I feel like my top and pants are being yanked down!
  11. by   NurseDennie
    Cascadians - thanks! I see it now - two squirrels and the thing in front is like a big Indian corn!!!! I sort of thought it might be a stage, with the big pilgrim hats as decoration above risers. Low visual acuity.


  12. by   whipping girl in 07
    Right jacket pocket: 2 pens, tourniquet, tape, paper for notes, report sheet

    Left jacket pocket: hemostats, coke $$, lipstick, eye drops, sudafed 12hr (1 pill)

    stethoscope around my neck.

    If no jacket, everything in my chest pocket except paper goes in back pocket and tape goes on hemostats hanging from pocket.

    I must be a more experienced nurse now, because I can remember which pocket I always have things in. But when I have the narcotics keys, I don't always drop them in one pocket or the other, so I have to search when someone needs them. Funny how I can usually find them immediately when I need them though!!
  13. by   ERNurse752
    Left pocket: money, chapstick, gum, keys, 2 laminated 5x6 cards with pertinent phone #'s (it was someone's education project...a lifesaver!)

    Right pocket: scissors, hemostats, small notebook, mini-calculator, black pen, red pen

    picture ID clipped to jacket, with assorted nsg pins stuck through it

    stethescope around neck, with tape attached...as well as my handy-dandy homemade Ativan bottle name tag