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Chapter-33 Crash Cart Medication and Equipment

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_34
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Crash cart medication, equipment, general anesthesia, emergency medication, medication administration equipment, advance cardiac life support, ACLS, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR

Abstract

This chapter describes crash cart medication and equipment. General anesthesia equipment, emergency medications, medication administration equipment, and equipment needed in case of pediatrics are covered in this chapter. General anesthesia equipment include advance cardiac life support (ACLS) algorithms and drug checklist, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) backboard, defibrillator with electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), cardioversion, external pacing and pulse oximetry, defibrillator gel pads, self-inflating bag-valve-mask, oxygen cylinder, portable suction apparatus etc. Equipment needed in case of pediatrics include pediatric advanced life support (PALS) algorithms and drug checklist, pediatric length-based resuscitation tape, pediatric defibrillator with ECG, cardioversion, external pacing and pulse oximetry, pediatric electrodes, and pediatric defibrillator gel pads.

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