NewYorkDoctors

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Hello everyone:

I just received a gift of an old school physicians bag (the kind that the family docs 40 years ago used to carry around on their home visits)

Now while I am not serious about making home visits, I would like this opportunity to fill this bag with goodie supplies that I can use when I am not in the hospital or the office. (Wise? perhaps not, but at least I won't use it on anyone unless they are close enough to me not to sue me)

So far I have:

- Stethoscope
- Reflex hammer
- Tuning fork
- Pulse oximeter
- Magnifying glass

What else can I figure out to put in there? I might go to a costume party one day after all.
 
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Hello everyone:

I just received a gift of an old school physicians bag (the kind that the family docs 40 years ago used to carry around on their home visits)

Now while I am not serious about making home visits, I would like this opportunity to fill this bag with goodie supplies that I can use when I am not in the hospital or the office. (Wise? perhaps not, but at least I won't use it on anyone unless they are close enough to me not to sue me)

So far I have:

- Stethoscope
- Reflex hammer
- Tuning fork
- Pulse oximeter
- Magnifying glass

What else can I figure out to put in there? I might go to a costume party one day after all.
A big pile of liability waivers.
 

sluggs

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Snipe some propofol. No outpatient/home visit encounter is complete without knocking out you patient!
 

jdh71

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I'm thinking demerol would be better. I mean patients LOVE that stuff. They'd have you coming over to give them "a little shot" every day!!
 

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BP cuffs
monofiliments
lancets
Accucheck
retractable tape measure
etc etc
basically everything in your exam room that you can cram into a bag
 

jdh71

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And demerol
 
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NewYorkDoctors

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What is the old school combination? Ether plus something else that you put in a soiled rag?

Obviously this has become a joke thread!


But in all seriousness, I just plan on bringing this bag while in the hospital because sometimes I may not be able to obtain a particular tool on the floors when I need to do a certain bedside exam.

Case in point, anoscopy... called general surgery to try to get one... they misinterpreted it as a consult to do a rectal exam and told me off essentially.
 

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Anoscopy in the privacy of ones own home.... you may be onto something there. Pack some of those small wine or liquor bottles as well.