The 5 essential components in a Crash Cart


Did you know that the probability of recovery after suffering a cardiac arrest is reduced by 7-10% for every minute that passes? After the sixth minute, the chance of survival is cut in half.. This is demonstrated by a published study in the Revista Española de Cardiología, which details the need to have the knowledge in medical sectors to perform resuscitation maneuvers and, above all, to be prepared with the necessary equipment and material so as not to waste any second.

In life-threatening medical emergencies, our enemy is time. One minute wasted is one less chance of survival. Therefore, we recommend hospitals to have the crash cart with the necessary medication to take action in cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to the patients capacity in the center.

Components and material in crash cart

La Pastilla´s Emergency Trolleys are created with resistant and lightweight materials, which allow healthcare personnel to maneuver easily and act quickly and efficiently. In the Stopping Cart they can place all the emergency material to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Our Emergency Crash Carts also have the following items that can never be missing:

1. Defibrillator support rotary

Its movement allows an easy control of the position of the defibrillator to give you access to the contents of the cart or to place it close to the patient.

2. Oxygen tank holder

At the base they will be able to place the oxygen containers essential for resuscitating patients in intensive care units.

3. Throw-away seal closure system

Seals tocontrol the use of the urgent care cart and its content, which indicates to the healthcare professional the need for review and replacement of the same

4. CPR cardiac board with support

In the back of the red car is this basic element to perform the external cardiac massage. It should be placed under the patient and thus have a flat, hard and smooth surface to exert pressure.

5. IV pole height adjustable

Serum support to channel the patient after resuscitation.

6. Content of crash cart

In addition to include drugs like adrenalin, atropine, lidocaine, dopamine… the following supplies are a must-have:

    • Crash cart monitor
    • Blood pressure monitor
    • Syringes
    • Gloves
    • Catheters
    • Physiological saline solution ampoules
    • Ambu bag with mask
    • Laryngoscope
    • Oxygen mask
    • Cannula
    • Pair of scissors
    • Flashlight
    • Endotracheal tubes
    • Reservoir bag
    • Adhesives, bandages, gauze…

The Crash Cart also contains an ergonomic handle and 4 swivel wheels (2 of them with brakes) that allow you to have full control during the emergency. It is recommended that emergency carts have several drawers to store materials. With our Novimed trolleys you don’t have to worry, since with the drawer configuration you can create models with up to 10 drawers. In addition, its ABS drawers with 110% total extraction, have a large storage capacity that allows the order of the necessary instruments to access them immediately. So they offer enough space according to the specific needs of each center, doctor or nursing professional. In all our medical carts there is always the option of incorporating different accessories for easy installation (without the use of tools) according to the customer’s preference.

Do you want to know La Pastilla Emergency Crash Cart?

The key is to act quickly and effectively during the first few minutes to achieve a greater chance of success. And we are willing to continue creating innovative medical equipment to achieve this goal. If you want more information or personalized advice, contact us.. We have a professional team that is willing to serve and help you find the best solution.

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