Small Stuff to Make Life Easier - Best Purchases Under $25

MMiz

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mgr22

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1. Pants with more pockets.
2. A briefcase for paperwork from non-EMS jobs.
3. Strong, cheap, washable gloves.
4. Hard candy.
5. An air-sickness bag for the next patient with a sense of urgency.
6. Some book I still haven't read.
 

ffemtrb

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1. Hand sanitizer.
2. Extra N95 respirator.
3.While it is more than $25 - a good tactical flashlight and belt holder.
4. Headlight.
5. AC Voltage detector(pen/flashlight style).
6. Pocket sized insect repellent.
7. Small container of sunscreen.
8 In the winter - ice cleats.
 
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MMiz

MMiz

I put the M in EMTLife
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1. Pants with more pockets.
2. A briefcase for paperwork from non-EMS jobs.
3. Strong, cheap, washable gloves.
4. Hard candy.
5. An air-sickness bag for the next patient with a sense of urgency.
6. Some book I still haven't read.

What do you mean by washable gloves?
 
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MMiz

MMiz

I put the M in EMTLife
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1. Hand sanitizer.
2. Extra N95 respirator.
3.While it is more than $25 - a good tactical flashlight and belt holder.
4. Headlight.
5. AC Voltage detector(pen/flashlight style).
6. Pocket sized insect repellent.
7. Small container of sunscreen.
8 In the winter - ice cleats.
Ice cleats! Are you working hock game standbys or are these for responding on the streets?
 

mgr22

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What do you mean by washable gloves?
Not sure what the material is. They're thin and leather-like, but cheap. They helped me grip heavy things. Used selectively -- definitely not PPE.
 

mgr22

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Not sure what the material is. They're thin and leather-like, but cheap. They helped me grip heavy things. Used selectively -- definitely not PPE.
Gloves.jpg
 

IsraelEMS

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Ice cleats! Are you working hock game standbys or are these for responding on the streets?
So glad I live in a desert! I really DO NOT do cold.

Insulated Contigo water bottle. No spills and lots of hydration.
Not sure what it's called but the thing that goes in the cigaret lighter and connects blue tooth to the radio of the ambulance so we can listed to music
I really would like one of these. I usually just write on my glove but when its sweaty or bloody and I need to switch it this would be better.
 

Tigger

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Sharpies. “Medication Added” labels. Lapel mic (if your service is using older radios and they don’t cost 300 dollars). Rubberized work gloves (what the jiffy lube guys wear). Pedi-Wheel. Headlamp with extra batteries. A buff (like a scarf but better). Decent eye protection. Insulated leather work gloves (Kinco).

At some point or another I paid for these and was happy to have them.
 

NomadicMedic

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bifocal eye protection. (Getting old sucks)
REI smart wool socks
The Pedi-Stat app (like Handtevy, not proprietary)
Extra iPhone cords for my bag
Work gloves
A couple of squirt bottles of Mio
 
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