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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.
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designs, tests and markets biometrically secured medical crash carts, rolling medicine carts, and portable biometric patient medical information devices.
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