We have given a lot of reviews of different bags lately (see the article on nursing student bags for example), but we’ve been waiting to review some of the best nursing bags for home health nurses for quite some time. Home health care nurses need a bag that fits in their car, is easy to lug around, has a lot of compartments, is big enough to hold all of their supplies, and is small enough to fit on their front seat. Finding the perfect bags for home health nurses is a challenge, but luckily there are quite a few good ones.
As my wife (Nurse Stacey) is a former home health nurse, she helped me to pick out the bags that she would want to have. We will add to this list as we can, but here are a few to think about that you can easily buy at a local store or online:
Home Health Shoulder Bag– This one has everything that you could want in a bag. It has an external pocket to hold your patients’ records, two zippered pouches on the ends for pens and such, a padded shoulder strap that can be adjusted and removed, two additional zippered compartments, and one compartment that is big enough to hold a legal pad that folds down. The overall dimensions are 14″ x 11″ x 7″. This is the original bag that is manufactured by Hopkins Medical Products. We found it online at Amazon for under $40 brand new. It’s made from a waterproof nylon material, and the flap in the front can fold down so that you have a clean work space to write/work on. There’s even enough room in it to store a small laptop or notepad computer. If you are looking for an all around perfect home health bag, it’s hard to go wrong with this one.
Padded Home Care Bag– This is a great home health care nursing bag due to it’s size and the number of compartments that it has. It’s also made by Hopkins Medical Products and you can buy it online for around $40 or less. It’s made from a black and heavy polyester material that is stain resistant and waterproof. There is a large main compartment that measures just over 12″ x 8″ x 4″. There is a large pouch on the front that measures around 11″ x 6″ x 2″. The overall dimensions are 12.5″ x 9.5″ x 5″. There is a carrying handle along with an adjustable shoulder strap that can be removed. There are 4 zippered compartments and 6 pouches to hold all of your supplies. This is a very versatile bag that is designed to hold all of your supplies for visiting patients. It’s made very well and meant to last.
As promised, we will continue to update this page with other home health bag reviews as soon as possible, If you have a review, or a suggestion, we would love to hear from you!
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