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Whats in your clinical bag???

Has 3 years experience.

I am getting a canvas tote for clinicals.

So far I am going to have my

-stethoscope

-bandage scissors

-light pen

-mdpocket clipboard

-a little notebook

-pens

what do you have in yours???

and suggestions for what else new students will need??

heather0315

Has 1 years experience.

I am going to follow this! I didn't think this far ahead yet, as my program starts in January! But this is something to think about!

missycrowell

Has 3 years experience.

Me too! I start January 12th. I like to be prepared and Id hate to show up and not have something I need.

JustLikeYou87

Has 1 years experience.

Things I kept in my bags are: stethoscope, BP cuff, drug reference guide, black PENS, note pad, hand sanitizer, scissors, Tide stain remover, breath mints, feminine products, Tylenol/Aleve and pen light!

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I start in January 5th I will keep up with this post too yes it is something to think about

My class starts in December but I start in January since I did a patient care tech class last year that has the core class that is the same. So I opted out of that.But I haven't thought about my clinical bag, so might as well get every thing set up now.

shan409, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in Geriatric, Postpartum, Mother/Baby, Community Heal.

I started clinicals a month ago (at a long term care facility) this is what I have in my bag: stethoscope, BP cuff, scissors, clinical folder and paperwork needed, a piece of fruit/granola bar, water bottle, hand sanitizer, NANDA diagnosis/careplan book (some of my classmates have it on an app called Skyscape that our school kinda pushed us to get, it comes in handy but I'm a book kind of gal). You will have your school ID or facility ID to get through certain doors, stairways, etc...

You will also need a lil notepad, your watch (with second hand) to check respirations and pulses, and possibly your penlight.

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Davis drug guide, care plan book, Taber's, skills book, etc. You can coordinate with your group and have each person bring one book or something and then you can all share them. That's what we do. And we need those books basically every clinical for the clinical worksheets that we have to fill out.

Davis drug guide, care plan book, Taber's, skills book, etc. You can coordinate with your group and have each person bring one book or something and then you can all share them. That's what we do. And we need those books basically every clinical for the clinical worksheets that we have to fill out.

Are some of those books digital? If they are, you can use a smart phone, etc, and lighten up the load.

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

besides the black pen, bring a red pen, and a highlighter

tissues for your nose

tape for dressings

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

hemostat (I love them.)

Yup Hemostat is very important as well as scissors, stethoscope, penlight and black pen. I would have thought that BP cuffs would be in all room by the wall above the patient's head. Students were not allowed to use dinamap machines during my clinical days.

Also a small note book to write down stuff to ask our clinical instructor.

Deidre1017, LPN

Has 5 years experience.

My clinical bag included:

Stethoscope, BP cuff, pen light, a couple black pens, black marker, dry erase marker, scissors, tape, ID badge, tide marker, drug guide book, Nanda care plan book, a small notepad, a clip board, & mints

missycrowell

Has 3 years experience.

I was looking up the nanda book.. did you use it often?

Nienna Celebrindal

Has 12 years experience.

I would not take a bp cuff, you need to sanitize it in between every patient. This is a huge infection control issue. If you have an isolation PT you can't use it. Use the facilities.

missycrowell

Has 3 years experience.

Oh I Know, My facilities have them in all the rooms..

NICUmiiki, BSN, RN

Has 5 years experience. Specializes in NICU/PICU Flight Nursing.

I'm in my 4th semester now. I usually don't bring a bag with me. I carry in my pockets: my phone (drug app, IV compatibility app), my stethoscope, my penlight attached to my badge, multicolor pen, dry erase marker, and my watch. Everything else can be obtained from the supply room.

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