What's in your pocket?

  1. As always, I'm amazed to find the things that end up in my pockets by the end of the day! Today was a tx nurse day- so I have lots of goodies...3 rolls of tape, two half rolls of gauze, scissors, am empty tube of TAO, two telfa and a bandaid and one latex glove. Anyone else care to share the things they end up taking home after a shift?
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   Sleepyeyes
    alligator clips, alcohol wipes, iodine wipes, and magic markers for D/C'ing orders is my usual....

    I try to empty my pockets before I leave, but every time I do==someone shanghai's me for help and i wind up with even more junk. Now...I just skedaddle asap!!
  4. by   ptnurse
    I usually have a handful of alcohol pads, a roll of tape, several "clothes pin" type piggyback connectors and a few of what ever we are using to prick fingers for accuchecks. I always load up on supplies and stock my pockets when I start a shift because, quite frankly, I am just too old to running back and forth to the supply room for every little thing.
  5. by   RN always
    I end up with a lot of alcohol pads and caps for the ends of tubing. Sometimes I end up with a lot of empty syringes. They weigh my pockets down.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    All the above, plus tylenol and motrin for my headaches. and gum.
  7. by   emily_mom
    Caps, hundreds of alcohol pads, at least 4 gloves (have large hands and not all rooms have L gloves...or synthetic....), gum, and tape.
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Alcohol wipes and tape. Paperclips too.

    <ducks, awaits entrance of "you're stealing from your hospital" posters>

    Heather
  9. by   Scavenger'sWife
    TONS of alcohol wipes, 2x2 gauze, tape, those little bottles of sterile saline, piggyback hooks, paper clips, and a bottle of nitro-stat tabs left over from my CP patient. Usually I load my pockets at the beginning of shift and hand over my "pocket crap" to the person I give report to!
  10. by   jevans
    OMG

    emptied my pocket on getting home OOOPPPPSSS

    KEYS

    have to go back to work

    One day i'll learn to check before i leave
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    LMAO @ jevans!

    Been there, done that! Was glad when we went to the keyless drug carts!

    Have you ever been almost all the way home and gotten a page on your hospital beeper??? Sucks.

    Heather
  12. by   donmurray
    Nothing in MY pocket, just pleased to see you all!
  13. by   Tweety
    jevans, I put the narc keys in my knap sack a couple of years ago and didn't notice until I got back to work the next day. Needless to say after them searching for hours half the day, someone had to come and change the lock. Big bucks. They had to go to another unit to get any narc (this on a trauma unit).

    hehehe......when I finally fessed up to my mistake, I asked "where's the cup, I know I need to pee". But interestingly enough I didn't have to drop a urine.

    I usually have only a couple of alcohol wipes in my pocket. I hate to be bogged down with stuff.
  14. by   shygirl
    Tape, gloves, those "trees" for the o2 tanks.

    Shygirl

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