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Essential Items That New Nurses Should Have

Quality equipment at a minimal price is what most students are looking for, and so you should. Having the basics while you study is most important as this will enable you to establish and perfect your skills. It is also important to start with the best quality products that you can afford at the time. You can always upgrade later.

Discovered an interesting article on items new nurses should have in their bag and thought we would share together with our thoughts. The original article link from the American Nurse Together website written by Rena Gapasin.


A lot of medical teams use and recommend the Littmann branded Stethoscopes as they are a well-known brand, offer high performance and a good sound quality. Our Liberty branded Stethoscope that has equally high performance is the Liberty Classic Tunable Stethoscope. This is a dual head professional stethoscope with superior acoustic sensitivity and pressure sensitive diaphragm. The high performance stainless steel chest piece is at the top of its class.

Sphygmomanometer (or Sphyg for short)

Our mid range sphyg is the Erka One-Hand Aneroid Sphygmomanometer. The Erka Switch is manufactured from shock-resistant polycarbonate. It is both elegant and robust, and has passed the shock test according to AAMI SP9. The sight glass is chemically stable and unbreakable. Available with a latex free bladder. The Erka Switch is currently used worldwide by: General Practicioners, Paramedics, Nurses, Hospitals, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and various other professions.

Nurses Pouch

Specifically designed to accommodate a variety of tools, the Liberty Nurses Utility Pouch offers convenience for quick and easy access in all situations. It has two compartments, with one zippered at the back of this pouch to address security issues. The Liberty Nurses Utility Pouch is durable and comes with an adjustable 140cm waist strap for easy fitting.


We have a range of digital clinical thermometers, but the most popular one seems to be the flexible tip thermometer. The Liberty Digital Thermometer with Flexible Tip has a soft probe, easy to read LCD and is accurate to +/-0.1 degrees celcius.

Retractable ID Tag Holder

These items are useful for holding ID tags, security tags and keys. The Liberty Retractable ID Tag Holder with Clip is modern and stylish, and has a retractable snap lock key holder with an extendable nylon cord that can extend 60cm.

Nurses Watch

We have the perfect solution for infection control when considering watches. The Liberty Nurses Silicone Watch is easily cleaned with disinfectant wipes, has an interchangeable silicone casing and meets infection control standards. With a reliable and accurate quartz movement and seconds hand, it attaches using a convenient brooch pin.

Other equipment that may be required

  • Retractable 4-colour pen
  • Tourniquet
  • Artery Forceps
  • Surgical Scissors
  • Tongue depressor
  • Penlight Torch

All of this equipment can be supplied by Paragon Care via the Unikits online shop. All you need to do is search, or ask.

The experienced staff behind Unikits have built a range of nurses kits based on averaging the kit list contents from Universities within Australia. We have tried as best we can to select our most popular products for nurses kits and kept the pricing as low as we can. Not only will you be receiving a quality product, but at an affordable price. Hopefully you will be able to find a nurses kit from the Unikits online shop suitable for your course.

As a major preferred supplier to most of the Universities in Australia, Paragon Care distributes a lot of nurses kits. If you are unable to find a kit that meets the criteria for your course, please contact us. If we happen to be the preferred supplier for your University, then chances are we can add your kit to our product list for you to purchase.