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Doctor's Little Black Bag

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by iwmirott, May 8, 2007.

  1. iwmirott

    iwmirott Resident 5+ Year Member

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    I don't know what got me wondering about this, but for some reason or another I began thinking if I had a little black bag and did house calls what would I put in it? I was just wondering if anyone knows what docs used to carry in them (the bare essentials vs. perhaps todays doc with an AED) or better yet what everyone here would make sure is in the bag.

    For sures:
    Stethoscope
    Sphygmomanometer
    Thermometer
    Reflex Hammers
    Pen Light
    Measuring Tape
    Suture/Staple Kit
    Common drugs/Emergency drugs
     
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  3. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio. Physician Gold Donor SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    One example:

    * Street map
    * Stethoscope
    * Blood pressure cuffs (regular and large)
    * Pen light
    * Tongue depressors
    * Otoscope
    * Prescription pad
    * Phone numbers (offices, pharmacies, etc.)
    * Cell phone, PDA, etc.
    * Dictaphone/forms/progress notes
    * Extra pens

    Source: http://www.aafp.org/fpm/20000600/49hous.html
     
  4. Mumpu

    Mumpu Burninator, MD 5+ Year Member

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    Surgilube, a stethoscope if there's room left.
     
  5. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27 10+ Year Member

    That's a lot of lube, man. What are you . . . wait, no, I don't want to know.
     

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