Crash cart and Specialty hospital???

  1. Hi,
    I just got a job at a specialty hosp. We have skilled on one side and rehab on the other. It's a brand new place and they need leaders bad!

    They want to train me for charge nurse down the road.

    There is a crash cart, and the nurse said "we just check it everyday". There are yellow tags on it and it stays closed.

    I was just wondering how often you all have used and opened your crash cart, and what you use from it most of the time.

    Thank you!
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  3. by   classicdame
    we use it for codes only and then whatever is needed from the cart is used. The cart only contains stuff for codes. So the answer will depend on how many codes a unit has. A generic question as every nursing unit varies quite a bit. You can go to or

    to learn what is in each cart. Also get to play with scenarios on how to use the contents.