crash cart

noun

Definition of 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 Think of emergency rate cuts as the crash cart in the emergency room, shocking the patient back to life. Christine Romans, CNN, "The central bank cavalry is coming. Is it enough?," 3 Mar. 2020 Nurse Kirsten Benjamin pulled crash carts from closed sections of the hospital to the temporary triage bay. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "Harvey Puts One Texas Hospital’s ‘Code Brown’ Plan to the Test," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of crash cart

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Crash cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crash%20cart. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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