In the U.S. alone, there are over 19 million healthcare workers. Whether you're working in the clinic, traveling across the state, or assisting people in their homes, it's essential to keep your medical equipment and supplies as organized as possible.
If what you used to carry your medical supplies is bursting at the seams or if you find it nearly impossible to find what you're looking for at a moment's notice, it may be time to find a better method of organization. Here are a few tips to help you not only stay more organized with your equipment but also to keep you from being overwhelmed by the amount of it.
- Make a list and check it twice. For those who are list makers, one of the best ways to stay organized is to make a laminated checklist of all of your medical equipment. This will help to ensure you have everything you need before you head out for the day. What's more, because the checklist is laminated you only need to make it one time.
- Keep things sorted. Another way to keep all of your medical equipment organized is to keep 'like with like.' That is, sort out your equipment in a way that makes sense to you so when you reach for it during an appointment, you know where to look.
- Keep tabs. For some healthcare workers, searching for their medical equipment is like searching for documents in a filing cabinet. If what you use to keep your equipment organized is a vertical system, consider using tabs such as colorful cloth to help give you an idea of where everything is at a moment's notice.
- Get a medical equipment bag. Ultimately, a medical equipment bag is a healthcare worker's best friend. Medical equipment bags are messenger bags that hold a pocket for all of your equipment in a neat and organized way. You won't have to worry about fitting everything. What's more, they can add a stylish look to your professional attire.