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What Do You Keep In Your Pockets?

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Being a new nurse to dialysis I'm curious as to what veteran nurses keep in their scrubs throughout the day to have on hand and stay prepared? 

So besides the obvious alcohol wipes and gloves what do you all keep in your pockets and why? 

-Thx 💜🤓

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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At the clinics that I've worked at, due to cross contamination, we are not supposed to keep anything in our pockets, not even pens, alcohol pads, or gloves...those are kept in holders around the clinic, pens are kept at the desk. I would ask in orientation, as it's probably facility specific.

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rhyde has 40 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Nephrology/Dialysis.

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I agree.  Nothing in your pockets!!  We used to have 2 x 2's, tape and all that in pockets but no more.  Doing inventory one night at the clinic I work at I found a bunch of alcohol wipes someone had put back in the box with bloody fingerprints  all over them!  This is why we don't put stuff in pockets.  I go around and ask people here to empty their pockets if I see them getting stuff out of them and make them toss it.

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