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code cart

A container or cart that can easily and quickly be moved to a patient who has suddenly developed a life-threatening emergency. Supplies should always be replenished and arranged so that the most frequently used first-line drugs and equipment are readily available. Powered equipment, such as a defibrillator, is tested regularly to be certain it is functioning properly.
See: basic life support; code (3)
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The nurse assigned to manage the code cart must have a working knowledge of its contents and know how to utilize all supplies.
These roles included preparing and administrating cardiac and intubation medications, performing defibrillation, and managing the code cart.
Once the code team arrives, critical care nurses assist with advanced life support, including preparation and administration of cardiac and intubation medications, defibrillation, and management of the code cart.