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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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A maximum score of 11 points was possible, with 1 point assigned for each of the following: determining unresponsiveness, checking pulse, calling code, placing bed in CPR mode, initiating CPR, retrieving code cart, assigning timekeeper, delivering rescue breaths, applying backboard, turning on AED and following prompts, and performing defibrillation.
During resuscitation, medical-surgical nurses may be required to perform multiple tasks, including compression, airway management, defibrillation, medication administration, code cart management, and documentation (Jackson & Grugan, 2015).
The nurse assigned to manage the code cart must have a working knowledge of its contents and know how to utilize all supplies.