• Crash cart is often defined as “a set of trays/drawers/ shelves on wheels used in hospitals for transportation and dispensing of emergency medication/equipment at the site of a medical/surgical emergency of life support protocols ACLS/ALS to potentially save some ones life”

Top, side, and back of the cart

  • A check list should be hanged up over the cart 
  • On top of the cart a cardiac monitor , defibrillator
  • If possible glucometer, strip and lancet
  • A set of pediatric and adult loaded emergency drug (inj.ADRENALINE and inj.ATROPINE) and to be labeled the date, time and by whom loaded.

On back and side of cart

CPR board

Portable suction unit

A stethoscope

Portable oxygen cylinder

The first drawer – it should be an airway tray with airway management equipment’s.

  • Nasal airway
  • Oropharyngeal airway
  • Nasal prongs,o2mask, non-rebreathing mask, nebulization mask

Laryngeal mask airway

Endotracheal tube

Mackintosh and Miller scope and blade, with extra batteries

ET fixing material


The second drawer- emergency drugs

Inj. Adrenaline 1ml=1mg 1:1000 dilution

Inj. Atropine 1ml=1mg=0.6mg

Inj. Amiodarone 1ampule 3ml=150mg

Inj. Dexamethasone 1ampule 2ml= 8mg

Inj. Hydrocortisone 1vial =100mg

Inj. Furosemide 1ampule 4ml=40mg

Inj. MgSO4 50% 1ampule 2ml=1000mg

Inj. Midazolam 1mg=1ml

Inj. Veccuronium 1vial= 2mg

Inj. Noradrenaline 2ml=2mg

Inj. 25% dextrose 100ml

Ivf Normal saline 100ml

Ivf Normal saline 500ml

Ivf Ringer lactate 500ml

The third drawer- materials

IV catheters 16g,18G,20G,22G,26G,24G

Syringe 1cc, 2cc,5cc,10cc,20cc,50cc

IV set ordinary, blood set

200cm extension

18G,21G,24G,26G needle

   The fourth drawer

Supportive materials like, BP apparatus

Suction tubing- yankauer, 8f,10f,12f,14f,16f

Torch light- flash light to check the pupils

A pack of sterile gloves and unsterile gloves.

Central line kit 

Cricothyorotomy kit

Extra IV fluids

After the crash cart has been used with a patient, all the carts to be restocked and to be locked.

So the cart is ready for any patient who codes.