Appendix B: List of Recommended Equipment & Medications


  • 3-lead Heart monitor for each client under supervision, preferably with manual defibrillation
  • Oxygen tanks, pressure regulators, tubing, nasal cannulas, masks and ambu bag/masks
  • IV ports and tubing
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) preferred, especially if no manual defibrillators on heart monitors, or there are periods where ACLS staff would not be present to operate them
  • Sterile syringes and secure disposal unit
  • Scale accurate to .01g or better
  • Locked box for all medications
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Mindfold Relaxation Masks or other comfortable eye shades


  • Crash cart with all ACLS meds
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
  • Oral & IV diphenhydramine or appropriate substitute (Ch. 12)
  • Oral Alprazolam
  • Oral Morphine Sulfate
  • 1L bags of Hartmann’s solution or Lactated Ringers
  • IV Atropine
  • Epinephrine
  • Dopamine
  • Oral & IV Diazepam
  • Oral Ativan
  • IV Ativan/Lorazepan
  • IV Naloxone
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Potassium Chloride

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