Short acting beta blocker Labetalol

Crash Cart Mandates By AAAASF

 

Copy of ACLS Algorithms on top of the Crash Cart
Copy of ACLS Algorithms on top of the Crash Cart

If you are preparing your surgery center for accreditation or certification with AAAASF or if you are up for re-accreditation or re-certification; AAAASF mandates the following medications are to be stored in your crash-cart. If they are not present in the crash cart you will be cited with a deficiency. Below are the following medications that need to be identified during your AAAASF inspection:

Bronchospasm arresting medication (inhaled beta agonist, e.g. Albuterol)
Bronchospasm arresting medication (inhaled beta agonist, e.g. Albuterol)

 

 

  1. Epinephrine
  2. Lidocaine
  3. Atropine
  4. Oral nitroglycerine
  5. Vasopressors, other than epinephrine (e.g. Ephedrine)
  6. Narcotic antagonist (e.g. Narcan®)
  7. Seizure arresting medication (a benzodiazepine, e.g. Midazolam)
  8. Bronchospasm arresting medication (inhaled beta agonist, e.g. Albuterol)
  9. Intravenous corticosteroids (e.g. Dexamethasone)
  10. IV Antihistamines (e.g. Diphenhydramine)
  11. Short-acting beta-blocker (e.g. Esmolol or Labetalol)
  12. Neuromuscular blocking agents including non-depolarizing agents such as rocuronium or depolarizing agents such as succinylcholine
  13. Benzodiazephine reversing agent (e.g. Mazicon®, Flumazenil®)
  14. Minimum of four (4) 50cc of NaHCO3 (sodium bicarbonate
  15. 1000cc (IV bag) of preservative free H2O diluents for Dantrolen
1000cc H2O diluent for mixing Dantrolene
1000cc H2O diluent for mixing Dantrolene
Seizure arresting medication Midazolam
Seizure arresting medication Midazolam
Have on hand a minimum of (4) 50cc of NaHCO3 (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Have on hand a minimum of (4) 50cc of NaHCO3 (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Short acting beta blocker Labetalol
Short acting beta blocker Labetalol

Here’s to your success,

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