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Modular Nurses Bag

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Looking for a really innovative Nurses Bag?  I invite you to take a serious look at our Modular Nurses Bag design.  The creation of this bag was almost like planning a three step military mission!

First, we located "on the job" experienced Home Health Care Nurses and asked them exactly what they wanted. Second, we found precisely the best materials to use to prevent infection and finally, we seriously explored functionality options.  This whole process took a year to complete and now I can confidently say that you're looking at the world's most practical and innovative Nurses Bag!

There is so much information to pass on about the Modular Nurses Bag that we've divided it up into tabbed sections". To truly get a sense of how a Nurse would use this bag please read through the "The Design", "Specs" and "Panel Inserts" tabbed sections.

p.s. I'd love to hear what you think about our design! You can contact me at mark@nursesbag.com.  Thanks for reading!   -Mark Wheeler (Owner)

Priority Number ONE - Infection Control!

Our Modular Nurses Bag has been designed, from the ground up, with Infection Control Properties being our top priority. All materials were chosen based on their ability to deter contamination and their ease of cleaning.

Every design decision on our Modular Nurses Bag was first considered for it's infection control benefits and then second for functionality. This was done in response to Home Health Departments dealing with increased costs associated with contamination of bags not designed to inhibit infection - a growing concern for Home Health Nurses who service clients in areas with a high risk of Bed Bugs.

You'll notice that our Nurses Bag has a slick, shiny surface and a flat, waterproof zipper. This specialty, waterproof, Medical Grade Fabric was chosen for it's super smooth surface that's easy to clean. With little effort, the Home Health Nurse can decontaminate the bag, with peroxide type wipes, after each visit to a client. Canvas and textured nylons are very difficult to wipe down as the fabric either absorbs fluid or creates friction against the wipe and ends up "holding" dirt, contaminants and even bed bugs.

When wiping down our Modular Nurses Bag, you'll notice how slippery the surface is and you'll actually be able see the alcohol fluid being left behind on the surface before evaporating. Our unique, waterproof zipper has a flat profile which prevents dirt and contaminants from getting lodged into the "zipper teeth" and it is also easy to wipe clean. We have purposely omitted Velcro and Elastic from the Modular Bag as they are hard to clean and could hold contaminants. The modular design enables easy cleaning of the interior - just unsnap the pocket panels, remove, and the interior is fully visible for inspection - no dark pocket crevices for bed bugs to hide in!

To protect the bag further, we've screwed high quality plastic feet into the bottom which creates a large 3/4" space between the bag and the ground surface.
For bag cleaning: use Peroxide type wipes to clean bag surfaces after completing a visit. We strongly recommend not washing this bag in a washing machine.

Priority Number TWO - Functionality!

After the infection control benefits were incorporated into the design we then took a serious look at functionality. What we found was that Home Health Nurses all had different needs. During our round table sessions we were unable to arrive at a consensus, the Nurses all required different types of pocket setups. Sometimes even the same Nurse required different setups depending on the client they were visiting that day. Some needed lots of pockets to hold small items, needles, vacutainers, bandages etc. and others like OT's required big pockets that would hold large pads, splints, bottles etc.

The Solution...make the Nurses Bag a Modular design.
First we created a super strong, padded and lightweight bag with 2 large, completely separate compartment areas. We then incorporated 6 metal snap fasteners to each of the four inside areas (total of 24 snaps) to which up to 4 Modular Panels can be attached - super secure! Two Panels will fit into each compartment. You can "design" your bag to suit your needs by incorporating 1, 2, 3 or 4 panels choosing from the four different pocket configurations below:

Modular Panels (See Panel Inserts tab for images)

  • Panel #1 One X-tra Large Pocket 
  • Panel #2 Two Large Pockets 
  • Panel #3 Four Medium Pockets 
  • Panel #4 Seven Pockets (5 Small across top, 2 Medium on bottom)

On the outside of the Nurses Bag are 2 large, expandable pouches that will hold items such a Sharp's Containers, Blood Cuffs etc, On the back side you'll find a flat pocket designed to hold your client charts, paperwork or small tablet device.
Note: Since there are two main compartment areas, one can be designated "clean" and the other "dirty", in order to keep items separated as required.

Please find below a full listing of the specifications of the Modular Nurses Bag. We are very proud to say this bag is totally made using labour and materials from within Canada and the USA.

  • Fabric is 200 Denier PU (Poly Urethane) Medical Grade Thermo Laminated Nylon. This fabric is Waterproof fabric and it has been tested for leaks at 10psi for 5minutes. This is the same type of fabric that is used in life jackets and air bladders.
  • Military Spec Nylon binding tape (3/4") covers all raw edges.
  • Military Spec CSB 69 Nylabond Thread. This thread is very heat and abrasion resistant.
  • Handles are made from 1.5" nylon webbing and then doubled up for a stronger and more substantial feel.  We use nylon webbing for our handles because it offers 20x the strength of polypropelene webbing. Nylon webbing handles are wrapped with a 1/8" neoprene padded handle grip for holding the straps together as well as giving a little bit of relief to the hands. 
  • The bottom of the bag has large plastic feet screwed on to purposely keep it off the floor. The feet are held in place with 6 screw posts so they can be taken off if sewing repairs are required in the future. 
  • The bag is padded throughout with 1/4" close cell foam to give it some rigidity and provide padding for instruments, vacutainers and delicate electronic devices.
  • Adjustable, removable and padded shoulder strap. Padding also has patch of rubber fabric sewn on to help keep it from slipping off your shoulder. 
  • There are 4 nylon hinges sewn into the zipper areas to stop the bag from opening up and just laying out flat when zippers are open. The purpose for these hinges is to keep the bag in a "V" when open. This helps keep all the contents from falling out during use.
  • We have purposely kept velcro and elastic off the bag for cleaning purposes. We use plastic buckles as well as metal snaps to attach the panels inside. Inside modular panels are removable and replaceable. There are 4 different pocket variations of the panels enabling the Nurse to configure the bag to their own specific needs. 
  • There is an optional Hand Trolley and Nurses Bag Carrier that can be used to wheel the Modular Nurses bag around. 
  • Dimensions: Main Bag 16.5" x 13.5" x 6.6" - Two Front Pockets each measure 9" x 7" x 2.5"

​Nurses Bag weight by itself 1.12 kg - Panel 1 weighs  .17 kg - Panel 2 weighs  .18 kg - Panel 3 weighs   .20 kg - Panel 4 weighs  .19 kg

Shown below are the 4 different optional panels that can be securely attached into the inside walls of the Modular Nurses Bag. The main compartment of the Nurses Bag is divided into 2 divisions which allow for the placement of 4 panel inserts. All panels have 6 attached metal (female) snaps that corresponds with 6 (male) metal snaps on the Modular Nurses Bag. These snaps are brass plated to resist water corrosion.

When you order the Modular Nurses bag, you have a few options.

  1. You can order just the Modular Nurses bag and use it without any panels. ($118.00) 
  2. You can order the Modular Nurses bag with the 4 panels. We will add one of each style panel to the order. ($178.00)
  3. You can order the Modular Nurses Bag and then separately order whatever panel style and in any quantity you wish to use with your Nurses Bag. Bag ($118.00) plus $15.00 for each panel ordered.
Panel #1 - has one large pocket and a small holder for pens or scissors Panel #2 - has two pockets and a small holder for pens or a small tool
Panel #3 - has four pockets with one being a covered secure pocket Panel #4 - has five smaller pockets across the top and two larger pockets across the bottom

 

Yes, we take Government Purchase Orders. Please fax order through to 506.459.2696 or email through to kristina@nursesbag.com.

For General information on our Nurses Bags, Embroidery Personalization and Customizing Options please email mark@nursesbag.com.

"Make it your way!"

If you're looking to order a quantity of these bags, we can offer a number of "unique to you" options.  Since we manufacture in-house, we can also embroider directly on this product during the assembly process. If you like this item but want some changes, our design team can make it happen! We can modify or fully customize this case and offer other colour choices.

Just send the details of what you require (quantity, colour, artwork, etc.) to mark@nursesbag.com and I'll get back to you.

 

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