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No Need to Crash and Burn, Choose the Right Crash Cart

Finding yourself in any situation where you do not feel 100% prepared is never how we want things to be, especially when it comes to caring for patients. Crashing and burning is just not an option in the healthcare field. In order to ensure teams are ready for any situation, planning ahead and investing in the right equipment will help make sure they are ready for any medical scenario that could come their way. Not every facility needs the same exact Crash Cart, so let’s break down the differences.

To start, let’s be clear on the purpose of a Crash Cart. While each facility may have different needs for their Crash Cart, they all provide the equipment, medications, and tools needed in medical emergencies. According to the ACLS Training Center, “Any environment in which a patient may unexpectedly experience a medical emergency needs to have the equipment to deal with that emergency efficiently.”

So what options are there for Crash Carts and what are the benefits of each? Let’s dive in!

Classic Crash Carts:

Lakeside’s Crash Carts come in a variety of sizes and styles designed to fit your needs. Our Classic Crash Carts are perfect for heavy duty use at a great value. These Crash Carts are long-lasting to ensure equipment investment goes the distance while continuing to provide for facilities for years to come. With flexible configurations, the right cart can be found to meet the needs of a certain facility based on the equipment and supplies that must be able to fit on their new Crash Cart. Choose from four height options: 36″, 39.75″, 42.25″, 46.25″. We also have pre-configured drawer sizes of 3″, 6″, 9″, and 12″. Don’t see the height, drawer size, or number of drawers you want on a standard model? We make custom solutions to make sure healthcare teams have the equipment that best serves their needs.

Preferred Crash Carts:

Choosing the preferred Crash Carts allows for additional workspace and accessory flexibility and has a hybrid mix of steel and aluminum in its build. With this combination, preferred Crash Carts are 20% lighter than traditional all-steel carts. Some of the benefits of these line of Crash Carts include:

  • Durable dual-wall steel frame with lightweight aluminum drawers
  • Dual pull-out on ball bearing glides for additional work space
  • Outrigger bumper system for stability and damage protection
  • Accessory mounting panels eliminating the need for pre-drilled holes

Preferred Crash Carts have four standard model height options of 36″, 39.75″, 42.75, and 46.25″. These carts also have pre-configured drawer sizes of 3″, 6″, 9″ and 12″. If you’re not seeing the right combination of overall height, number of drawers, and drawer size needed, no problem! We create custom solutions for that exact reason because no healthcare facility is the same in their needs. Preferred Crash Carts deliver the long-lasting durability and lightweight maneuverability needed in fast-paced, and ever-changing environments.

Preciso™ Crash Carts:

Preciso™ is more than just a cart,  it is a hospital-wide lean replenishment system for supply handling and logistics. Choose this style of a Crash Cart for an aluminum and plastic hybrid packed with integrated features for life-saving emergency response. These carts offer removable and interchangeable storage components saving time and letting staff focus on what matters most, the patient. This fully configurable cart can be used with drawers, doors, bins, and trays that easily swap in and out during resupply of a Crash Cart after being used easy and efficient. Learn more about the importance of a streamlined restocking process in last week’s blog. Customize a  Preciso™ cart with drawer configurations best suited for specific applications needed. Choose Preciso™  for an attractive, modern design that offers the ultimate flexibility.

Planning ahead and evaluating equipment to find the right solution helps facilities to be prepared for any possible medical emergency. Talk with a Lakeside specialist today about configuring the perfect Crash Cart solution!

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