crash cart

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crash cart

The cart of medical equipment used when a patient "crashes" (experiences cardiac arrest). Get a crash cart in here, this patient needs immediate attention!
See also: cart, crash

crash cart

n. a nickname for the hospital cart that carries equipment used to attempt to restore a heartbeat, such as a defibrilator. Get the crash cart to third west.
See also: cart, crash
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Upon the resident's return to the facility, however, he has another choking incident in the dining room, whereupon he is transferred to his bed three hallways away, laid down for suctioning and left lying there until a crash cart can be obtained.