In order to have success on the job, we must be equipped with the right tools. Whether you are an experienced nurse, or just starting your career, preparedness is crucial. In this blog post, we will share the essentials that every nurse must have at their disposal.
1. The Right Scrubs
Since scrubs are what make up your daily uniform, you’ll want to make sure that they are comfortable, easy to move around in, and of good quality. It is a plus if the pockets are big because it will give you plenty of room to store everything that you’ll need.
2. Comfortable Shoes
Nurses spend a long twelve hour shifts on their feet. It is important to choose footwear that will provide support to not only your feet but your back as well.
3. Click Pen
A click pen is highly preferred over ball point pens by many healthcare professionals and for good reason—they stay with you. When you lose the cap of a ballpoint pen, you no longer have a means to attach it to your clothing or clipboard.
4. Nursing Scissors
Nursing scissors are a necessary tool to have as they are needed to cut a variety of materials throughout the course of the day, such as gauze, tape, and tubes to name a few.
Out of all of the tools that nurses use, one could say that the stethoscope is the most important. It allows a healthcare professional to quickly and efficiently monitor a patient. They come in a variety of designs and sound levels.
If you are a nurse, which essentials would you add to this list? Leave a comment! If you are looking for a job, contact us today to inquire about what opportunities we have!