Typical crash cart inventory checklist

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Typical crash cart inventory checklist
Crash carts contain important medication. (in hospital image by Mykola Velychko from Fotolia.com)

Six-drawer crash carts consist of a variety of equipment used in hospital emergency rooms. This equipment varies slightly from hospital to hospital but it always serves the purpose of providing easy-to-access life-saving tools for a medical emergencies such as heart failure or drug overdose.


The top of a crash cart consists of immediately needed equipment designed to quickly diagnosis and solve problems, especially those concerning heart failure. The top section of the cart contains a defibrillator, electrodes, a suction machine, adult and paediatric Ambu bags, a stethoscope, an oxygen tank with one regulator, and a CPR board and cook.

First Drawer

The first drawer consists of a large selection of medications. The medication selection typically consists of atropine, adenosine, calcium, epinephrine, dexamethasone, dexamethasone, neo-synephrine, lanoxin, dilatiazen, benadryl, romazion, narcan, tongue baldes, an oxygen wrench, and thermal paper. Crash carts contain duplicates or triplicates of some of these medications, as well as a variety of doses.

Second Drawer

The second drawer contains the following medications and tools: Glucagon emergency kit, vasopressin, dextrose, amiodarone, nitroglycerine, sodium bicarb, dopamine, a microshield, a yankeur tip and suction tubing.

Third Drawer

The third drawer consists solely of Lasix and magnesium sulphate. Both deal with water absorption.

Fourth Drawer

The fourth drawer consists of life-saving tools rather than medications. This includes a variety of gloves and syringes, tape, introcan, a tourniquet, alcohol swabs, needles, conductivity gel, KY gel, and injectable saline.

Fifth Drawer

The fifth drawer consists of dantrium, a laryngoscope handle, miller and mackintosh blades, ET tubes, airways and batteries.

Sixth Drawer

The sixth drawer consists of a Cric kit with a tracheotomy tube, lactated ringers, NACL and IV tubing.

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