I have only ever had this stethoscope #newnurse , but it NEVER goes missing because it has my name engraved in it. I HIGHLY recommend getting your scope engraved… no one will ever steal it again! The Classic III model is great because it’s designed for basic physical assessment of adults. A good scope to begin with, especially if you aren’t sure which one is right for you!
Manna 24 oz Flight Tumbler
Fill it up before your shift, and make sure it’s gone before the end (and do it twice if you’re lucky). The best part about these bottles is if you add ice, the water stays cold ALL DAY. I can’t stress enough how important it is to bring a water bottle to work and make the effort too HYDRATE.
Did you ever think you would use these pens after elementary school? Me either, but they are CRUCIAL for charting! My favourite ones have carabiner’s that you can attach to your name tag or pants. You can buy these guys off of amazon.ca.
From the day I started my first clinical I ordered this scrub top and fell in love. They are fitted and fashionable, and thats exactly what I loved about them. They really do make you look and feel like a professional… I even wore mine to graduation.
Literally have had mine for 7 years and they are in prime condition… enough said. They have removable insoles and aren’t as high as clogs usually are. No more ankle snapping when you’re running down a hallway! Water and slip resistant, and hospital approved.
This takes the weight off of your neck, and eliminates the risk for a potential choking hazard. I have also heard that the oils from your skin can damage the tubing your scope! It is SO much easier when your scope isn’t falling off your neck during patient transfers, dressing changes, etc. You can get these off of amazon.ca.
This lunch bag is my EVERYTHING during 12 hour shifts. It has insulated compartments in the back for food storage, can fit my laptop and notebooks, and has 7-10 extra pockets for everything else! It comes with ice packs as well, so when the fridge is full as work… I have absolutely no worries.
Last but not least, putting your hair back… these are a MUST. They don’t leave a kink in your hair, but are strong enough to hold it up for a solid 12 hours. Also perfect for bad hair days (aka your 4th shift in a row), when the bun is in full force.