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Old 09-21-2007, 10:28 PM
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Do you keep Emergency Nurse items in your car? Or with you at any time?

I always keep a couple sets of gloves, my stethescope, some basic first aid stuff like bandaids, alcohol wipes, gauze, tape and scissors in my trunk.

It's only come in handy one time....At a Girl Scout function when one of the girls scraped her leg pretty bad. Not bad enough for a doctor but it needed to be cleaned and covered.

I actually need to restock come to think of it.
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:11 PM
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What an awesome idea! You never know when they'll come in handy. I don't have a car but I think I will definitely do that when I get a car and when I finish school and graduate. I have some alcohol swabs, bandaids and tape in my bag, but that's about it.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:26 AM
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Being a Home Health nurse, I have some of just about everything in my car! Sterile gauze, kerlix, duoderm, heck, I can even put a foley in or draw blood if I come across an accident!

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Old 09-22-2007, 03:22 PM
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Being a Home Health nurse, I have some of just about everything in my car! Sterile gauze, kerlix, duoderm, heck, I can even put a foley in or draw blood if I come across an accident!

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Ohmygosh!

I'm just trying to picture an emergency at a Soccer Mom/Girl Scout event that might need a Foley! LOL

Now at an AARP event, it might come in handy.

I've got to be careful what I keep in my car though. During Nursing school I kept my check off supplies in my trunk and the Texas heat warped my foley. Had to borrow someone else's for check off on the dummy.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:28 PM
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When I was Stella's UK version of a home health nurse I too had a car full of potentially useful items. I used to empty everything out just before holiday times and even after I had finished doing that job, I kept coming across all kinds of useful equipment in various cupboards around the house!
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:10 AM
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I have always carried a fairly large first aid kit in the hatch of my car. I am a trained rescue diver as well as a student nurse and have had to dig things out a number of times. Most useful are the instant ice packs.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:57 AM
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Oh dear oh dear. The only thing I keep on my person is an face mask for doing CPR. If I'm lucky, I might have some gloves in the pocket of my uniform, but that's not always a for sure thing.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:25 AM
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Being a Home Health nurse, I have some of just about everything in my car! Sterile gauze, kerlix, duoderm, heck, I can even put a foley in or draw blood if I come across an accident!

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LOL! I'm trying to picture a foley being inserted on the side of a freeway.

And how does a foley get "warped"?

The only emergency supplies I have in my car are my iPod cassette dock and a 12-pack of Diet Pepsi. There might be a few napkins from McDonalds on the floor should I need a dressing for something.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:04 PM
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I keep a mask for CPR and some gloves in my trunk. All my other supplies are related to doing the death investigations, so not really usable on someone who is hurt - just someone who is dead.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:52 PM
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I keep a mask for CPR and some gloves in my trunk. All my other supplies are related to doing the death investigations, so not really usable on someone who is hurt - just someone who is dead.
That is so cool, I think forensics are super fascinating! I think if I ever get a car I would probably put the mask and some gloves, because hey, you never know what will happen.
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