What’s Inside My Work Bag?

You might probably wonder what’s inside a nurse’s bag. Contrary to popular beliefs, we don’t always carry medical apparatus like a stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, medicines, gloves, thermometer or whatever you can think of. At least not all the time, since all of those can be already found in the hospital. Unless you’re a still a nursing student where you have to carry all of those including other requirements that weighs like a ton all in all. Haha, that’s just me being salty when my school forced us to carry all those things in our backpacks.

Anyway, a bag of a nurse is just like other people’s bag. Most nurses here carry backpacks though instead of shoulder bags including me obviously.

So here are the things you might find in a nurse’s bag:

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I’ll start with the things that are not included here but is also essential: (I just forgot to take a photo of them and now I’m too lazy to take them out lol)

1. PENS– I bring black, blue and red pen everyday to work. Most of the forms in the chart are color coded according to my shift so I always bring my trusty pens.

2. SCRUB SUIT– My area at the hospital is in the Delivery Room so aside from our white uniform, we always have our scrub suit in our bags because that’s what we use inside the DR. We have to change to it everytime we’re about to go inside the Operating Room/Delivery Room complex.

3. INSIDE SHOES– We have to change our shoes too upon entering the complex. Mine is a white slip on.

(Now with the things in the photos)

4. A BOTTLE OF WATER– I always carry a bottle of water with me everywhere. It’s important to stay hydrated especially if your shift is a busy one.

5. GREEN TEA– This is optional. Sometimes I would bring a juice too or a lemonade or whatever sweetened drink I like on that day.

6. NOTEBOOK– when we have no patients, I would doodle on this journal or write something to pass time.

7. EYEGLASSES– Now this doesn’t stay inside the bag. I don’t even know why I included this here since it’s always on my face or else I couldn’t really see anything. I have old lady eyes unfortunately.

8. WATCH- This too, I always wear this watch on my wrist. It’s important to monitor the progress of labor. The only time I remove this is when I have to do the scrubbing to assist the doctor in delivering the baby.

9. FRAGRANCE– After shift, I spray some of this. I don’t want to have a hospital smell or rubbing alcohol smell so this does the trick.

What about you? What’s inside your work bag?

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Elisha
    June 10, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Looks like school bag. Hahaha! Ang kunti naman ng laman ng bag mo gwaps. Compared to mine? Hahaha! Never mind.

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      Alissa
      June 10, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      I mentioned other things that aren’t in the photograph. Most of it are nurses stuff. LOL. It kinda looks like a student’s bag!
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    Jannette
    June 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    I don’t work at the moment, but in my school bag, I always have to have food, earphones, and an Android/ Apple charger. Haha! The bag is so cute, btw! 🙂
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      Alissa
      June 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks 🙂 haha yeah, you never forget the food. I don’t usually bring my charger. Thanks to my iPhone it lasts long.

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    Dana
    June 10, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    When I would work in an office setting, I would always pack my agenda (even though I use my phone for a calendar, there’s something about a written agenda), pens, protein bar, little makeup bag, hand cream, water bottle and phone.
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    Grace
    June 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Kinda same here but I have a small pouch for my face powder and some lipstick and blush-on cream.
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      Alissa
      June 11, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Dang, I forgot that too. I don’t have a pouch though but I carry a powder and lip stain with me.

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    Jhanz
    June 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Ahh mine looks like a huge clutter! How I wish I could pack as lightly as you can. Hehe!
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      Alissa
      June 13, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      haha yeah, I have too much space in my bag.

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    Joyce
    June 13, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I love your bag ali! <3
    I can't leave the house without a bulky bag, haha I just have to bring a lot of stuff like papers and a pencil case with lots of pens.
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      Alissa
      June 14, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks! It’s convenient to wear a backpack at work and it adds color to my all white uniform lol. The one that’s just making it bulky are my scrub suit and shoes.

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    Brooke
    June 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    First of all, the bag is so cute! It does seem like nurses carry most of the usual stuff, except for the scrubs of course 🙂 It’s very smart of you to bring fragrance with you for after your shifts…sometimes hospitals can get a strong antiseptic smell or, you know, body odor. I volunteered once in a gastro unit and I bet you can only imagine what that smelt like. Yuck.
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    Helga Weber
    June 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Your backpack is so cute!!!
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      Alissa
      June 15, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks Helga! 🙂 it’s so girly but I really like it haha

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