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It's In The Bag

The only checklist you need to choose and stock your medical bag.

A well-stocked medical bag is a necessity for any clinician. No matter your specialty, having your own set of diagnostics, tools and essential items always comes in handy. It’s perfect for a traveling nurse or for any medical professional to have in case of emergencies. Read on for our tips on building your bag.

What to look for in the perfect bag:

  1. Durable fabric
  2. Handles and a shoulder strap option
  3. Secure closure
  4. Lots of pockets

Our go-to is this Scrub Stuff Multi Pocket Medical Bag. It has durable ballistic nylon construction that’s waterproof for an added bonus. Check out how the interior has a seemingly endless amount of pockets and slots for all the items in your kit.

Medical bag essentials:

  1. Stethoscope & Case (yes, you need a case)
  2. Basic diagnostics (thermometer, sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, penlight)
  3. Personal necessities (earbuds, hand sanitizer, cell phone)

Plus plenty of space for these:
Safety Items (gloves, alcohol wipes, goggles, etc.)
Pens and Reference Book (always come in handy)

A stethoscope case like our padded allheart exclusive is the only surefire way to keep your precious Littmann from getting jostled in transit. It also has a mesh pocket for extra parts. Pens and a penlight are obvious necessities and always tend to go missing, so back-ups are a good idea.

A stethoscope case like our padded allheart exclusive is the only surefire way to keep your precious Littmann from getting jostled in transit.

Even if your facility provides basic diagnostics and medical devices, having your own set keeps you personally prepared in the case of an emergency. A watch allows you to take manual blood pressure readings and have a time back-up if your phone dies in that situation, too. There's even space for personal items like earbuds and hand sanitizer.