Is Your Pre-Shift Workflow Optimized for Safety?

Posted by Sam D. Say

Aug 23, 2017 4:30:00 AM

You never know what a shift might bring. Each time you report to duty, you have no idea what the day will hold. Which is why you must be prepared for anything. Whether it’s a natural disaster that suddenly descends on your community or an MCI on the interstate, sending critical patients to area hospitals and closing major thoroughfares, you and your crew must be ready for whatever unfolds.

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Topics: Emergency Preparedness, Crash Cart Supplies

The Rural Hospital's Crash Cart Supplies List

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 21, 2016 4:30:00 AM

No matter the size or location of your hospital, the crash carts that you have available are going to serve a similar function - to provide you with the necessary equipment and medications to respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Though variations will exist depending on hospital policies, type of unit, and  typical patient population, you can expect most crash carts to follow the same framework of fundamental supplies.

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Topics: Crash Cart Supplies

Your Must-Have Crash Cart and Supply Checklist

Posted by Sam D. Say

May 18, 2016 4:30:00 AM

You are sitting at the nurse’s station catching up on some charting at the end of your shift. It has been a smooth 12-hours; all of your patients have been cooperative and everything has gone as planned. Suddenly, the daughter of one of your patients comes running out of the room, yelling that her mother just lost consciousness and doesn’t appear to be breathing. You grab the crash cart and call a Code Blue.

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Topics: Crash Cart Supplies

4 Things to Know When Choosing Portable Suction for Crash Carts

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 9, 2016 4:30:00 AM

As a nurse, you know what to expect to find in a crash cart. From the defibrillator to the IV supplies to the resuscitation medications, everything in the cart has its specific place and purpose. The consumable supplies are restocked after they are used, and the durable medical equipment is properly cleaned so that it is ready to use for the next code.

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Topics: Crash Cart Supplies

The Busy Nurse's Guide to Organizing Crash Cart Supplies

Posted by Sam D. Say

Nov 4, 2015 4:30:00 AM

Just as important as having all of your necessary supplies available during a code is knowing where your supplies are located. Navigating your way through a hectic code is much easier when you have an organized system for storing your crash cart supplies.

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Topics: Crash Cart Supplies