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Keeping an up to date Resus trolley is extremely important.

It is advised to have at least 2 sets of equipment ready always based on the number of beds so that one of them is always available.

It is extremely important to go through the contents on a daily basis and keep a record book to check if the necessary arrangements have been made regularly.

These days the trolleys can also be locked with a non-tamper able ‘tags’ so no one can tamper with it

The items in resuscitation have to be Latex-free

The following in the resus trolley are advised

Airway

  1. Nonbreathing oxygen masks of different sizes
  2. Oropharyngeal airways
  3. Self-inflating bag and valve masks
  4. Face masks of different 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
  5. Suction catheters of all sizes
  6. Portable suction
  7. Tracheal tubes- uncuffed and cuffed
  8. Laryngoscopes
  9. Laryngoscope blades
  10. Stethoscope
  11. Et CO2 detectors
  12. NG tubes
  13. Tracheal stylet
  14. Magill forceps
  15. Lubricative gel
  16. Adhesive tape
  17. Scissors’
  18. Spare batteries and bulbs
  19. Oxygen cylinder- make sure it is adequate
  20. Nebuliser kit
  21. Ayres T piece
  22. Catheter mounts

CIRCULATION

  1. Alcohol wipes
  2. Cannulas
  3. Intraosseous needle
  4. Sponges
  5. Saline
  6. Sterile water ampoules
  7. Extension sets
  8. Gauze
  9. Tape and Cannula dressing
  10. IV infusion set
  11. Blood collection bottles
  12. Full blood count
  13. U&E, CRP
  14. Blood matching
  15. #Glucose
  16. Blood cultures
  17. Toxicology
  18. ABG
  19. Fluids for infusion
  20. Normal saline
  21. Dextrose
  22. Colloid solution

Drugs

  1. Adrenaline- 1:1000, 1:10000
  2. Amiodarone
  3. Lidocaine
  4. Sodium bicarbonate
  5. Calcium
  6. Atropine
  7. Salbutamol
  8. Ipratropium
  9. Diazepam
  10. Lorazepam
  11. Midazolam
  12. Morphine
  13. Magnesium
  14. Naloxone
  15. Dextrose

OTHER ITEMS

  1. Glucometer
  2. ECG Electrodes
  3. Defibrillator
  4. Sharps disposable container
  5. Gloves
  6. Watch
  7. Oxygen saturation monitor
  8. Drug labels
  9. Cardiac arrest algorithms

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