I’m trying to get organized for the new semester and my volunteer duties.I decided I should make a list of all the stuff I need to have with me when I go on a shift. I always seem to forget something – last shift it was a pen light and safety googles.
Then I got to thinking I should just have a bag I take with me and keep it packed and stocked.
Here’s what I’ve got in mind right now that needs to be with me on every shift:
- ID (Either student, or ESD Volunteer)
- Trauma Shears
- Goggles/safety glasses
- Pen light
- Tape to stick on my arm or leg write vital signs down on. (better than my glove)
- Multiple pens
- Little notebook
- Backup Food*
If at night, also include:
- Bed roll
- Breath mints (toiletries for a 24)
- Report sheets.
- Call list sheet.
Non-essentials but nice:
- A backup uniform
- Something to read
What do you take to your shifts? What do you think I’m missing? Leave a comment below and help a Newbie out.
* Every shift I’ve been on we’ve gone out to eat….till the last one. Luckily I had some microwaveable backup food in the truck. Advice from my Basic clinical coordinator, Ms P, be prepared for both, because you want to do what your crew does.