Crash carts are self-contained, mobile units that contain almost all of the necessary medications, materials, and devices to perform a code in a hospital setting. A code is called when someone has suffered a cardiac arrest or similar potentially fatal condition. Crash carts allow healthcare workers to quickly respond to such situations as they occur outside of the emergency room or intensive care unit, where such conditions are more frequent. Among other healthcare professionals, nurses and respiratory therapists must become familiar with the contents of a crash cart. While the contents and organization of crash carts may vary, it is a good idea to learn what you will most likely encounter during a code.
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- First Drawer: Medications
- Drawer 2: IV Solutions and Pediatric Medications
- Drawer 3: Adult Intubation Supplies
- Drawer 4: Pediatric Intubation Supplies
- Drawer 5: IV Start Supplies
- Drawer 6: IV Supplies and Tubing
- Drawer 7: Procedure Trays
Crash Cart Crash Course
Adult BVM with Adult Large & Medium Masks
Pediatric BVM with #2, 3, 4 Masks
5 in 1 Connector with O2 Tubing