Are your code carts ready to save a life?
Code carts don’t save lives -- well-trained clinicians do. But even well-trained clinicians may not be able to save lives if the supplies they need are not well organized and easily accessible in a properly operating code cart. Let’s look at three key factors in improving patient outcomes during a “Code Blue”. THE CART Does it hold everything needed for your staff to treat your patients in a “Code Blue” event? In order to ensure your clinicians can effectively treat their patients, it is important to make sure that all needed supplies are readily available on your code cart. This means that ALL vital supplies and equipment are securely stored within or on the code cart. It is not recommended to have a separate cart for your defibrillator, oxygen, respiratory equipment, or medications as it requires additional staff to transport each of these life-saving measures to [...]