crash cart


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.

crash cart

(krash kart),
A movable collection of emergency equipment and supplies meant to be readily available for resuscitative effort. It includes medication as well as the equipment for defibrillation, intubation, intravenous medication, and passage of central lines.

crash cart

a cart carrying emergency equipment and supplies, such as medications, suction devices, sutures, scalpels, surgical needles, sponges, swabs, retractors, hemostats, forceps, airways, O2 supplies, IV supplies, tracheal tubes, and often a cardiac monitor with a defibrillator. Hospital emergency departments and intensive care units usually have several crash carts equipped according to prescribed specifications. Efficient, effective emergency care often depends on the careful provisioning of crash carts and the precise knowledge of their layouts.
A cart that is readily accessible to health care workers and strategically placed in sites in a hospital where patients commonly ‘crash’, i.e., undergo acute cardiovascular decompensation—e.g., recovery room, ER, ICU

crash cart

CAC cart Emergency medicine A cart that is readily accessible to health care workers and strategically placed in sites in a hospital where Pts commonly 'crash', ie undergo acute cardiovascular decompensation, including recovery room, ER, ICUs. See Arrest, CPR.

crash cart

(krash kahrt)
A movable collection of emergency equipment and supplies meant to be readily available for resuscitative effort. It includes medication as well as the equipment for defibrillation, intubation, intravenous medication, and passage of central lines.

crash cart

a portable trolley containing all equipment and drugs required for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency care.
References in periodicals archive ?
BRRH tagged a variety of equipment to be tracked by the system--from wheelchairs, scales, hard-of-hearing phones and defibrillators to crash carts, nursing carts and computer carts.
These Patient Activity Carts, made from recycled crash carts, are now filled with puzzles, activity aprons, colors, coloring books, stuffed animals, Slinkys and baby dolls to help nurses deal with confused or delirious patients.
The medical community counts on rechargeable betteries to power everything from life-saving medical equipment like portable defibrillators, heart monitors, vital sign analyzers, life support machinery, xray machines, wheelchairs and medical crash carts to communication equipment such as cell phones, laptop computers and two-way radios.
I was absolutely petrified as they brought in ECG machines and crash carts, thinking 'We've lost the babies - is Dawn next?
Anesthesia and Crash carts come standard with a tracking caster, making them easy to maneuver when pushed over long distances.
designs, tests and markets biometrically secured medical crash carts, rolling medicine carts and portable biometric patient medical information devices.
designs, tests and markets biometrically secured medical crash carts, rolling medicine carts, and portable biometric patient medical information devices.
After those cries were heard several times, oxygen and crash carts were put in centralized locations and additional ones were placed near the security guards and in the lobby.
Besides enabling accurate, real-time personnel tracking, RF Code provides solutions for real time asset tracking of expensive, mobile hospital equipment such as crash carts, infusion pumps and more.
1, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- From emergency carts to treatment carts, anesthesia carts and more, Health Care Logistics provides an extensive line of durable, dependable crash carts and patient care carts that keep supplies organized, secure and ready at a moment's notice.
In addition, Nexterone can be stored at room temperature during its two-year shelf life and fits in automated dispensing cabinets and crash carts, putting the product in patient care areas ready for use during acute, time sensitive and life-threatening situations.
WCCT Global has the tools to run these trials including: atomic clocks and watches for time synchronization, six (6) refrigerated centrifuges, 12+ ECG Machines, three -70ae C freezers, several -20ae C freezers, several 2-8aeC refrigerators, treadmill equipment, slit lamps, Goldmann and Perkins applanation tonometers, pupillometers, telemetry and holter-capable, stadiometers, crash carts, nitric oxide machine, a platelet aggregometry lab and multiple spirometry units.