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Top Essential of Nurses

Jul 13, 2008
There are many vital nurse supplies that have a range of functions and degrees of importance which is dependent on the job and area a nurse works. However, among all of these supplies, there are six important items that a nurse should always have with her at all times.

There are many vital nurse supplies that have a range of functions and degrees of importance which is dependent on the job and area a nurse works. However, among all of these supplies, there are six important items that a nurse should always have with her at all times.

One of these essential supplies is the stethoscope. Stethoscopes come in different types in accordance to its usage. The different types would include the adult stethoscopes, paediatric stethoscope, and the cardiac stethoscope among others. They also come in different colours and may have timers or watches attached to them. They may even be disposable.

Another vital nursing supply is the blood pressure device. One of the vital assessments needed in order to be checked by the nurse regularly is the patient's blood pressure. It is a good indicator of the patient's well being and recovery. With this, it is imperative to have your blood pressure taken with the nurse at all times. A smaller and more compact device is, of course, the most convenient.

In addition to that, a pad paper and pen is also important for a nurse to have. With those items, the nurse would be able to right down all important information regarding her patients such as her assessments, evaluations, and pending interventions. Aside from a simple pen, a penlight would also be helpful for her assessments. With this, she would need to have a durable pen and penlight.

Last but not the least is bandage scissors. Bandage scissors are considered as an important part of the nurse's kit, for their multiple uses. They can be used for bandaging, for dressing changes, and for simple procedures of cutting tape among others.

Here are some important and recommended nursing supplies due to their durability and efficiency:

Stethoscopes
Littmann Infant Classic II 28" Caribbean Blue
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description:

Price: $102.99 US

* 1 inch traditional bell (paediatric)
* 3/4 inch bell (infant) with a patented floating diaphragm
* Stainless steel chest piece
* Brilliant acoustic seal and secure fit with patented 3M™ Littmann Snap Tight soft-sealing ear tips
* Headset comfortably angled and anatomically correct
* Single-lumen tubing is comes in different beautiful colours

Littmann Classic II Paediatric Stethoscope Raspberry
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description:

Price: $102.99 US

* 1 inch traditional pediatric bell with a floating diaphragm
* Sold stainless steel chest piece
* Brilliant acoustic seal and secure fit with patented 3M™ Littmann Snap Tight soft-sealing ear tips
* Headset comfortably angled and anatomically correct
* Patient-friendly with non-chill rim as well as diaphragm
* Single-lumen tubing is comes in different beautiful colours

Electronic Stethoscope Black w/Ambient Noise Reduction 27"
By Complete Medical

Price: $647.99 US

Dual Head Blue Stethoscope 22"
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description

Price: $5.99 US

* Dual head stethoscope
* 22" tubing
* Easy turn of stem rapidly alters to non-chill Ford bell

3m Littman Cardiology III Black 22" Stethoscope
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description

Price: $195.99 US

* Two tuneable diaphragms expediently alternate between high and low frequency sounds with no need of turning over the chest piece
* Sold stainless steel chest piece
* 22" tubing
* 2-in-1 tube design eradicates tube rubbing noise Brilliant acoustic seal and secure fit with patented 3M™ Littmann Snap Tight soft-sealing ear tips
* Headset comfortably angled and anatomically correct
* Patient-friendly with non-chill rim as well as diaphragm

3m Littman Select Black Stethoscope
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description

Price: $54.99

* 28" Tubing
* Tuneable diaphragms expediently alternate between high and low frequency sounds with no need of turning over the chest piece
* Portable handiness of a single-sided chest piece Headset comfortably angled and anatomically correct
* Single-lumen tubing is comes in different beautiful colours

Blood Pressure Devices
Aneroid Blood Pressure Kit W/Stethoscope
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description:

Price: $13.99 US

* Adult Cuff 14"
* Kit includes aneroid gauge, nylon cuff, valve, bladder, carry case and -
* attached stethoscope to blood pressure unit

Advanced Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
By ADC Today

Detailed Description:

Price: $49.99 US

* ADC Advantage 6014 Advanced Automatic Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
* Smart Logic Technology establishes ideal inflation level
* Automatic inflation and deflation control
* Average mode by design averages 3 readings for more significant results
* Self-adjusting latex-free D-Bar cuff

Aneroid Blood Pressure with Child Cuff
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description:

Price: $16.99 US

* Aneroid Cuff Sphygmomanometer 4035B with Child Cuff 7" - 10"
* Outstanding Retail Packaging
* Kit includes bulb, Velcro cuff, gauge, bladder, and valve in an attractive vinyl carry case

Auto-Inflation Blood Pressure Monitor w/Wide Range Cuff
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description:

Price: $64.99 US

* Wide Range Cuff suits arm sizes 9.1-16.9 inches (23-43cm)
* Irregular Heartbeat Alert Function
* Permanent Memory for Two-stores 30 readings each plus average
* Personal Mode Inflation for Ultimate Comfort
* Accurate , Clinically Proven
* Fast, Effortless and Comfortable
* Big Easy-to-Read Digital Display
* Operates on 4 AA Batteries
* Lifetime Guarantee
* Shipping Carton Size: 12"L x 10"W x 6"H

Baum Desk Model- 300 Mmhg Blood Pressure
By Complete Medical

Detailed Description:
Price: $212.99 US

* Large bore Mylar® Clad Glass cartridge tube
* Calibrated® V-Lok® Inflation System
* Die cast aluminium alloy case
* Precisely calibrated clinical sphygmomanometer
* Offers scientific accuracy
* Instrument colour: Neutral Gray textured baked enamel
* aluminium scale has large readable white epoxy numerals on a black anodized background

Pen and Penlight
Adlite Disposable Penlight W/ Pupil Gauge case of 42
By ADC Today

Detailed Description:
Price: $73.50 US

* Sealed concentric beam
* disposable diagnostic penlight
* Activated by depressing pocket clip
* Measures 5" long by 1/2" diameter
* 42 pieces per case ($1.75 per penlight)

Metalite™ Reusable Penlight
By ADC Today

Detailed Description:

Price: $3.99 US

* Brushed aluminium housing
* Pocket clip activated
* Measures 6" long by 1/2" diameter
* Two "AAA" batteries included

Thermometers
Forehead Thermometer Strips
By Medline

Detailed Description:

Price: $516.99 US

* Self adhesive on the back, peels for simple application on the forehead
* The ATC430 ranges from 94.6 degrees to 104.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
* The ATC434 ranges from 84 degrees to 106 degrees Fahrenheit.

SureTemp Plus Thermometer & Probe Covers
By Medline

Detailed Description:

Price: $149.82 US

* Simple to use, dependable and compact
* Provides oral results in 4 seconds; Auxiliary temperatures (children under 4 years of age) in 10 seconds and rectal temperatures in 15 seconds with the utilization of an elective, interchangeable probe.
* Large LCD display features Fahrenheit or Celsius readouts and last temperature recall.
* Ideal for alternate care environments
* Three 1.5Vdc AA batteries
* Deliver 6000 readings
* Automatic probe cover ejection

Genius 2 Tympanic Thermometer
By Medline

Detailed Description:

Price: $331.99 US

* Small tapered tip helps appropriate alignment with the tympanic ear canal to reduce technique errors
* Improves patient comfort and
* Facilitate paediatric use.
* 1-2 second response take full advantage of nursing time
* Gives actual present temperature status not like other predictive devices
* Shows oral, rectal, auxiliary and core or an absolute temperature reading in the ear setting
* Can be modified according to hospital protocol.
* Lessens cross-contamination

Medline Digital Thermometers & Sheaths
By Medline

Detailed Description:
Price: $3.99 US

* Delivers precise temperatures in about 60 seconds.
* Simple push-button start
* Big LCD screen for easy readings
* Disposable sheaths permit sanitary oral, rectal and/or auxiliary use

Instant Read Digital Temple Thermometer
By Medline

Detailed Description:

Price: $34.99 US

* Precisely measures body heat
* Uses patented R.A.T.E. technology (Rapid Accurate Temperature Establishment).
* Sensors speedily track the heat flow produced by blood vessels to the skin's surface adjust measurement to body temperature; meets accuracy standards.
* Non-invasive; easy to use asleep or awake
* Large digital screen display,
* Audible beep when ready
* Memory which recalls earlier temperature reading
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