Personal things you keep at work?

  1. Who has their own mug on the ward at work? Or what other things do you keep at work or in your locker?

    I have a mug with kittens on which I keep at work

    I also have one of those mini Las Vegas name numberpates on my locker instead of the standard white label!

    I also keep a photograph in my locker (very cliche I know!) but I find it has me smiling from time to time!
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I have a wedding picture on my locker. I have a coffee mug that says "Can we just hold hands and age gracefully?".
  4. by   MS._Jen_RN
    I keep a few personal care products (deodorent, a brush) some tea bags, a tuna salad kit (for "emergency" food), mints, a lint brush, an extra pair of shoes, socks and set of scrubs. I used to keep emergency chocolate stashed but found I had too many "emergencies".
  5. by   hanna-beacon
    Ha ha, gotta love the old 'emergency' chocolate stash!

    I used to keep an emergency 5 when I was training, usually for emergency food! You know how hard student years can be!

    I find keeping a pot noodle and some packet soups in my locker has come in handy at times, as well as a box of porridge!
  6. by   bill4745
    Set of old scrubs, breath mints, hand cream, snacks,......
  7. by   prmenrs
    In my locker, toothpaste/brush, comb, hair dryer, some papers.

    In the lounge (same room), I have a bag w/my diet food supplies and a "gizmo" mixer. In the "pantry" cupboard, some "good" coffee, peanut butter.

    I have @ least 3 mugs back there, one says "Don't bother me, I'm crabby" that I got in Maryland.

    I keep my stethescope and name stamper in the drawer in the unit where we put our purses, extra office supplies in the office supply drawer.

    I basically have my stuff all over the place. But, then so does everyone else!
  8. by   Tweety
    I have a picture of my dogs on my locker. My coworkers have pictures of their families and pets as well.

    Inside you'll find a book on fluids and electrolytes, an extra stethoscope (I bought another one when I thought I lost the one I had), some green tea bags, some V-8 and maybe a some nutrition bars.
  9. by   Bluehair
    Insulated mug with lid to keep coffee hot. Locker has personal care items (toothbrush/paste, deoderant, vanilla scented hand cream) and a jar of Vicks Vaporub. I smear a little inside a mask and wear the mask when having to deal with particularly odiferous situations (GI bleeds, etc.). Pic's of pets and dh. And a calculator with formulas for calculating drips, etc.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    A painted cloth bookmark made for me by a patient and a "Girl's Rule" sticker on the door of my locker. Inside, the most important is TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSH AND HEAVY DUTY MOUTHWASH. I am paranoid about my breath.

    I keep my nametag and stethoscope in there along with some ibuprofen. Lots of paper towels accumulated from deliveries where I had to make a note on the handiest piece of paper. Old memos. An old string of beads that used to hold my glasses.

  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I am paranoid about my breath
    Wish everyone was. :hatparty:
  12. by   dianah
    I chew gum most of the time (half a stick at a time), for that reason. Discreetly.
  13. by   prmenrs
    Don't forget the floss!!
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from prmenrs
    Don't forget the floss!!
    I did forget the floss!! Thanks for reminding me.