This is for those of you that work in the hospital floor setting as opposed to an outpatient area.
Crash Carts in your facility--how many crashcarts do you have per department? What kind of hallways do you work on--like a short hall and a long hall? Do you have one cart for each hall?
Right now we have a 24 bed unit--8 ICU beds and 16 SDU beds and we have two crash carts. One sits in SDU one sits in ICU with our SDU beds on spread among 8 rooms in a short hallway; and our ICU beds in a little cluster around the nurses station. At the new place facility they're building, there are 2 crash carts for a 32 bed (all private rooms) combine SDU/ICU with the hallways looking like a T--the short hall holds the two carts. So if there's a code down at the end of the LONG hall--and these are LONG halls--it's going to take an absurd amount of time to get the cart down there. Seems kinda silly to only have 2 and for them both to be located in the same place...agree?