A nurse does more than what any patient realizes. Nurses are the medical provider, the support system, the stern mother, the maid, and so much more. To do all these rolls nurses must be equipped. Here is our Nurses’ Gear Guide-
1.) Pens. A staple of the nurses’ arsenal. You never know when you will need a pen, and it would be very smart to always keep a back up because somehow pens have a knack for running away when you need them the most. If you don’t want the pen staying loose in your pocket, take advantage of the scissor pocket. Clip the pen onto the scissor pocket and the pen will stay in one place so you can find it when you need it. Use a scrub top like the AngelStat™ V-neck w/ two pockets which has the additional scissor pocket within the front pocket.
2.) Scrubs with pockets. Lots of them! With all the different items nurses need to carry around from patient to patient, pockets are a must have for scrubs! For maximum number of pockets, match the PerforMax™ 839 scrub top with two large pockets with the PerforMax™ Cargo scrub pants which has four pockets (2 front and 2 side pockets).
3.) Peppermint oil or other scented oil- for the patients that don’t smell like flowers or candy. Sometimes it’s just nature that a few patients will not smell good. But as a nurse, we must go in and stay professional and friendly. So, a little secret is to put some peppermint below the nose so you can smell something nice and remain composed and prevent the patient from feeling conscious about their body odor.
4.) Bag of tricks. Aka the tote bag that holds all the items a nurse needs throughout his/her shift. With all the items that are needed for the job on a daily basis, plus the personal items such as lunch, a wallet, phone, extra scrubs, change of clothes, etc. a nurse needs a bag that is able to hold it all and still look cute & trendy. Check out Medline’s trendy totes made of 50% recycled products and prices start at just $6.18!
5.) Stethoscope. Many nurses are responsible for having their own stethoscopes while on their shift. It is important to get a high quality stethoscope. We think it’s also important to have a back up stethoscope, because when working in the medical profession, we know surprises are the norm and a back up stethoscope should be in the nurse’s arsenal
6.) Scissors: You never know when you or a fellow nurse/ doctor will need some scissors. They can be for serious issues like cutting patients out of their clothes in the ER, or opening a package of fruit snacks for a patient who is too weak to open it themselves.
7.) Music: When you are on break, you need to escape the drama & stress the job brings. Go somewhere quiet and listen to your favorite music. Music is known to help relieve stress and it will certainly break up the day being able to listen to some music half way through the shift!
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