What do you carry? - The mega thread

redundantbassist

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Welp, this thread is over 10 years old, but i'll contribute.
Today I have my scissors, flashlight, radio, knife, and a pen.
 

Anjel

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Usually...

My phone, gum, pen, and maybe some gloves.
 

CALEMT

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Ok, Ill bite.
Im somewhat of a minimalist. Typically I have my wallet, phone, keys (truck&house), pocket knife, pager, sheers, a couple pairs of gloves, keys to the ambulance, and a penlight. Thats about it, if I wear the pants issued to me you can subtract the penlight. If I wear my nomex pants all I carry is the first 5 items listed.
 

robinhood2015

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it really depends on my pants to be honest. If I'm wearing my women's fit work pants not made for ems..
-pager
-knife (most useful thing ever)
-pen light/pen in shirt
-1 extra pair of gloves

if I'm wearing my 5.11's add on
cellphone
certs in pockets instead of rig
shears
more gloves
tape
4x4's
stethoscope (not leaving my littman anywhere if I don't have to)


If I can find my leatherman, i'll grab it, but most times fire has about 50 per person, and my Blackhawk cuts seatbelts like butter so I've never really needed it.
 

Tigger

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Suddenly I feel all pack ratty. And I'm down several chewy bars too...
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emsdave

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I carry shears, radio, pager, pens, gloves, streamlight strion, knife, phone. Sounds like enough crap to wear for 48 hour shifts lol.
 

Honeybadger

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Shears, belt with buckle that can work as an O2 wrench (saw it at REI, had to buy it) scope, two knives (spyderco kiwi fits in my shirt pocket, I have an Opinel that I use for eating fruit and stuff,) my ADD medication, pager, stethoscope, wallet, phone, tape, keys, rig key on a carabiner, brass name tag, ID badge /w penlight, pen, and sharpie, because all of my pens suddenly refuse to write on anything but paper, so the sharpie gets a lot of use.
 

Matzinger

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Here in Austria the most important gear is the ballpoint pen! ;-)

- pen with integrated LED-light
- marker to write the drugs onto the infusion-fluid
- 2 pair of gloves medium (my size) and large (in case of bloody mess to wear them over the other pair, so you may have clean hands in a second ;-) )
- intense chewing gum for getting awake at 4am
- cellphone and pager

that's it.

I'm thinking about buying the Leatherman Raptor Multitool.
Does anyone have experience with this tool?

Cheers Matthew
 

ViolynEMT

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Radio, cell phone, stethoscope, pen, pen light and shears. Oh and chapstick. My cell phone case has room for credit cards, license, cash, etc...

I keep editing this because I keep thinking of more. Car keys and ambulance keys.
 
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MonkeyArrow

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adamNYC

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Leatherman Raptor
Nextel pouch (for txp)
Batclip + Scope
Keybak + Ambulance keyless remote on S-biner
Mechanix fastfit gloves on S-biner
Glove pouch
Otterbox defender holster
Pulseox in Pouch
Disposable shears in dedicated pouch
Personal radio (for volly)
Company radio (for volly)
BP cuff pouch (for txp)
Vital index cards
Gum
Pen
Penlight
Tablet pen
Sharpie

Pics coming soon
 

ERDoc

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Stethoscope
Pen
Lab coat
 

Clare

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I notice American doctors often wear the lab coat, and this often has their name printed on it.

I don't understand this, I've never seen it anywhere else but on TV shows
 

Ewok Jerky

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I notice American doctors often wear the lab coat, and this often has their name printed on it.

I don't understand this, I've never seen it anywhere else but on TV shows

It has something to do with "infection control" but I don't get it because no one ever washes those things. Maybe just an OSHA (occupation safety and health administration) thing. A couple guys I work with wear one around the office and I think it's pretentious. I work in an ortho clinic BTW.

Anyways, I wear a shirt and tie and when I can remember I like to have a pen. If I'm on call I will keep my phone in my pocket and my pager on my belt.
 

MonkeyArrow

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Wait, isn't infection control standard not to wear the lab coat but we lazy Americans just don't do that? Same thing with neck ties? (I'm pretty sure the doctors over in Europe aren't allowed to wear ties as they spread infection and they have to change into scrubs provided by the hospital every day.
 
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