There are critical supplies that must be immediately for every ECMO patient, both for routine maintenance and in case of emergencies. We keep these supplies in a dedicated cart outside the patient’s room. The supplies are checked and restocked once per shift. The cart is portable and very convenient. We have a dedicated cart for each patient and they are prepared and stored ahead of time, ready for a new patient to arrive.
The contents have changed over the years, but this is the current configuration and how the drawers are organized.