Zack and I have talked a lot about the “Resuscitation Cart”. Here is our Resuscitation Cart 2.0 which was just overhauled. This cart has almost everything we use during resuscitations in our ED and gets brought to the bedside for every code or crashing patient.
For non-ECPR cases, the only additional equipment needed are your crash cart, ultrasound machine, RSI equipment, and (optional) your mechanical chest compression device. EVERYTHING else is on this cart including IV ACCESS, IO, Rescue Airway supplies, etc.
For ECPR cases we use the above items in addition to the ECMO cart (contents checklist previously posted) and the ECMO machine.
***special thanks to Melody Shedlosky RN for assistance with establishing the SMH resuscitation cart.