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bklynborn has 10 years experience and specializes in GERIATRICS, DEMENTIA CARE, MED-SURG.

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Any one besides me on the quest for the perfect writting utensil? What's you favorite and why?

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I prefer the pen with the 4 colors but anything will do. I dont like to buy expensive pens as they disappear or get lost faster than anything. I swear a patients bed swallowed a pen last shift. I just set it down for a second and it was gone. Luckily I had like 5 others. :roll

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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I prefer the pen with the 4 colors but anything will do. I dont like to buy expensive pens as they disappear or get lost faster than anything. I swear a patients bed swallowed a pen last shift. I just set it down for a second and it was gone. Luckily I had like 5 others. :roll

I use the Bic one with the four colors as well. This way I can change off to red if I need to make a note on my assessment sheets...whatever. Only problem is the black runs out first and that's the one I use most often.

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I love Pilot retractables. They have a nice fat barrel with a grip, and they don't leak like stick pens do. My penmanship looks so nice when I write with one of these.

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bklynborn has 10 years experience and specializes in GERIATRICS, DEMENTIA CARE, MED-SURG.

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I can't stand a pen that leaks or smudges when I write.

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WolfpackRed has 4 years experience and specializes in Nurse Anesthesia, ICU, ED.

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Love the Dr. Grip. Black med point; had about three years now. I prefer it as I have a tendency to grip the pen tight while I write and since the barrel has a wider circumference (sp?) my finger doesn't cramp/ache after writing all those notes.

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Hoozdo has 15 years experience as a ADN and specializes in ICU, Research, Corrections.

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I love Pilot retractables. They have a nice fat barrel with a grip, and they don't leak like stick pens do. My penmanship looks so nice when I write with one of these.

Me too. Pilot retractable G2 gel ink. The pen just glides over the paper making for quicker charting!

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Pilot retractable med. point, only problem I have is, I have to use red ink, around here the only place to buy is wally world, you have to buy a whole pack of colors to get one red. I have ordered online from offfice depot/office max, but when I checked last week and was going to reorder, the shipping was going to cost almost as much as a box of pens!!! Any ideas?

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TiffyRN has 26 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in NICU.

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Fat, writes smoothly, medium point. Even drug rep pens will do.

That's my favorite kind!!! I'm guilty of swiping a pen every time I go to the doctor's office. I've been known to swap pens with waitstaff (if they are using an obvious promo pen).

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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The pilot retractable fine point. The retractable pens are the only practical styles. This pen has a nice fine point, darker black ink than most retractables and does not smear, blob, or skip. I have found them only at Walmart.

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