Equipment List

This equipment list reflects the minimal equipment needed for any U.S. emergency department that cares for infants, children and adolescents.

 (Adopted from Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department, Emergency Medical Services for Children/ Innovation and Improvement Center,

  Equipment/ Supplies: General

  • Patient warming device
  • Intravenous blood/ fluid warmer
  • Restraint device
  • Weight scale (in kilograms only)
  • Tool or chart (eg Broselow tape) that uses weight/length to determine equipment size and correct drug dosing


Equipment/ Supplies: Monitoring

  • Blood pressure cuffs: neonatal, infant, child, adult
  • ECG monitor/ defibrillator with pediatric and adult pads/ paddles
  • Hypothermia thermometer
  • Pulse oximeter with pediatric and adult probes
  • Continuous end-tidal CO2 monitoring device


Equipment/ Supplies: Vascular Access

  • Arm boards: infant, child
  • IV needles: 24 gauge and up
  • Intraosseous needles- infant, pediatric, adult
  • IV administration sets with calibrated chambers and extension tubing and/or infusion devices with ability to regulate rate and volume of infusate
  • Umbilical vein catheters: 3.5F, 5.0F
  • Central venous catheters (4.0F-7.0F; any 2 sizes)


Equipment/ Supplies: Fracture- Management Devices

  • Femur splints- pediatric/ adult sizes
  • Spine stabilization devices for infants, children


Equipment/ Supplies: Respiratory

  • Endotracheal tubes: 2.5mm- 8.0mm (cuffed/ uncuffed)
  • Feeding tubes: 5F, 8F
  • Laryngoscope blades: Straight 0-3; Curved 2-3
  • Magill Forceps: pediatric (critical) and adult
  • Nasopharyngeal airways: infant, child, adult
  • Oropharyngeal airways: size 0-5
  • Stylets for endotracheal tubes: pediatric, adult
  • Suction catheters: infant, child, adult
  • Tracheostomy tubes: 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5 mm
  • Yankauer suction tip
  • Ambu bag, self inflating: infant, child, adult
  • Masks for ambu bag: neonatal, infant, child, adult
  • Clear oxygen masks: infant, child, adult
  • Non-rebreather oxygen masks: infant, child, adult
  • Nasal cannulas: infant, child, adult
  • Nasogastric tubes: infant (8F), child (10F), adult (14-18F)
  • Laryngeal mask airways: sizes 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5


Equipment/ Supplies: Specialized trays/ kits

  • Lumbar puncture tray (including infant/pediatric 22G)
  • Supplies for difficult airway (supraglottic airways of all sizes, laryngeal mask airways, cricothyrotomy supplies, surgical cricothyrotomy kit)
  • Tube thoracostomy tray
  • Chest tubes: infant (10-12F), child (16-24F), adult (28-40F)
  • Newborn delivery kit
  • Urinary catheterization kits and catheters (6F-22F)