crash cart


: a cart stocked with emergency medical equipment, supplies, and drugs for use by medical personnel especially during efforts to resuscitate a patient experiencing cardiac arrest

Examples of crash cart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abby yelled as nurses began giving shots of epinephrine from their crash cart. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 29 Dec. 2022 Staff would have to try to keep an eye on patients through windshields, then rush into the gravel parking lot with a crash cart and epinephrine if someone had an allergic reaction. Elizabeth Miller/undark, Popular Science, 22 Jan. 2021 Think of emergency rate cuts as the crash cart in the emergency room, shocking the patient back to life. Christine Romans, CNN, 3 Mar. 2020 Nurse Kirsten Benjamin pulled crash carts from closed sections of the hospital to the temporary triage bay. Melanie Evans, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crash cart was in 1964

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“Crash cart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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