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Resuscitation Cart for Cardiac Arrest

Bernard E. Cappe, MD; Sylvan N. Surks, MD
JAMA. 1965;193(2):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090020081029.
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To the Editor:—  An emergency resuscitation plan for the treatment of the cardiac arrest patient should include a resuscitation cart. The cart is mobile, small, and carries equipment necessary to initiate the treatment. It is low in cost, and may be stored in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or the nursing station. The basic cart was modified by adding a small suction apparatus, anaeroid manometer, intravenous pole, and two large hooks on the back of which a wooden board could be hung. The board is placed under the patient prior to closed-chest cardiac massage. The cart has five drawers and an open compartment.

Drawer 1:  One section contains laryngoscopes, universal adapters, magill forceps, stylet, Kelly clamp, sponges, lubricating jelly, and bite blocks; the other contains an assortment of oral and nasal airways and endotracheal tubes.

Drawer 2:  One section contains ampoules of epinephrine, levarterenol bitartrate, phenylephrine hydrochloride, calcium chloride,

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