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Crash Cart Files

  • Crash cart folder available, complete and updated with files arranged in accordance to the KFMC Crash Cart policy,

  • Specimen signature log of all staff in the unit allocated to check the crash cart is complete and up-to-date

  • Completed checklist and test strips are kept in the folder for a period of one week- old checklist (3 months) are kept in the Unit Manager's office

  • Crash cart or equipment checked once per shift using the appropriate trolley checklist- documentation of crash cart checking complete and kept in crash cart folder (once per day for areas that do not operate 24 hours/day)- per shift for outside contents and per month of all crash cart items

  • For items in the checklist marked as (x), the staff's ID, signature and the date is documented together with the corrective action to be taken on the crash cart report

  • Crash cart deficiencies are entered in the Crash cart deficiency report- all deficiencies not resolved within 24 hours should be reported through datix

General Crash Cart Inspection

  • Crash cart is in place and accessible

  • Crash cart is locked with the number of the lock recorded on the checklist per checking-integrity of lock checked

  • Drawers are properly labeled (airway, drugs, breathing, circulation)

  • Crash cart is clean and functional- PPM up-to-date

Crash Cart Equipment Checking

  • Defibrillator available, clean and disinfected- functionality checked in accordance with the operator's manual- PPM up-to-date

  • Defibrillator plugged into an emergency power source

  • Defibrillator cables are connected to the paddles

  • Portable suction machine available, functionality checked-plugged into emergency power source- PPM up-to-date

  • Oxygen cylinders checked-have at least 1000 psi

  • Resuscitation bag connected to oxygen cylinder's flow meter using clean oxygen tubing-resuscitation bag connected to a mask

Crash Cart Content Checking

  • All crash cart items are checked for the integrity of their packaging and expiration date

  • No expiring items within the next month

  • All crash cart items are placed in their correct drawer

  • Laryngoscope (functionality) is checked once per month-with spare battery- expiration date of battery checked

  • Medication tray checked by pharmacist once a month- documented in crash cart checklist

  • Crash cart locks are locked in cupboard separate to the crash cart


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