The Kangaroo Board has revolutionized infant resuscitation around the world.
An infant is born with a pulse of less than 60 and no respirations. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), you should be completed with bag mask ventilation, intubation, and cardiac compression within 2 minutes so you can begin to deliver epinephrine and volume.
Is your delivery room team ready? Is your infant resuscitation team ready?
A team of nurses and a neonatologist created the Kangaroo Board to create a tool that would give medical professionals an organized system for storage and quick access to all equipment and drugs necessary for the first 10 minutes of infant resuscitation.
Every delivery and resuscitation team in the country should be using the Kangaroo Board and here’s why:
Saves Time = Lives
No more digging around a resuscitation crash cart with multiple compartments. All resuscitation equipment and all drugs are right at your fingertips. Stop wasting time searching for what you need - it's all on the Kangaroo Board.
Transport all the equipment you need for infant resuscitation with ease. With the Kangaroo Board, all of the important supplies you need are clearly labeled and stored. The board folds up and is closed with flaps and can be transported to any area fast and efficiently.
Improved Inventory Management
Your team will have perfect visibility as to what equipment and drugs are missing from the Kangaroo Board. With clear labels on all compartments and clips, you will easily see what you have and what you need. Don't start resuscitation without everything you need ever again. The Kangaroo Board will keep your team always ready and prepared.
Enhanced Offsite Capabilities
Now you have instant availability of all equipment and drugs when your resuscitation team responds to an area not setup for newborn resuscitation. Don't be caught in other offsite areas that do not have the equipment you need - bring the Kangaroo Board and always be prepared.
Stop throwing away suction and ventilation equipment. With the Kangaroo Board, equipment and drugs are ready for use and can be kept clean off the resuscitation field - this prevents you from discarding equipment that can be used again. Also, since the Kangaroo Board is portable, you no longer have to stock as many rooms with equipment and drugs. This leads to less overall discard and waste.
Conforms to new JCAHO Standards
Conforms to JCAHO requirements of MM. 2.30 that states that all emergency medications must be in a locked room or under constant surveillance. Kangaroo Board Version 2 comes with 3 locking loops. The Kangaroo Board allows for safe storage and transport of this equipment.
"When time counts, the Kangaroo Board delivers"
Stop Using Crash Carts and Tackle Boxes
The crash cart was invented in 1968. And tackle boxes were designed to hold fish lures, not umbilical artery catheters. The evolution of infant resuscitation has led to the development of the Kangaroo Board. No need to use the same tools from the 1960’s or a fisherman.
Who Created the Kangaroo Board?
The Kangaroo Board was developed by 3 clever medical professionals. During a brainstorm session between a seasoned Neonatologist, a head nurse of an NICU in Scottsdale, Arizona and a head nurse of a labor and delivery unit in Chicago, Illinois, the trio realized that the current system of storing and organizing the equipment and medication associated with infant resuscitation was in need of an overhaul.
In light of new rules from American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program(NRP) and the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) all hospitals are in the process of rethinking how to:
- Provide a safe and secure storage for resuscitation equipment and drugs.
- Bag mask ventilate, intubate, and do cardiac compression within 2 minutes.
- Have the equipment to rapidly insert an umbilical venous catheter and give epinephrine and a normal saline bolus within 2 – 3 minutes.
- Keep a more visible inventory to ensure all equipment is readily available.
- Create instant availability of equipment to offsite resuscitation teams.
A team of nurses and a neonatologist created the Kangaroo Board to create a tool that would give medical professionals all of the equipment and drugs necessary for the first 10 minutes of infant resuscitation all in one compact mobile board.
Every delivery and resuscitation team in the country should be using the Kangaroo Board.
Save Time. Save Lives