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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.
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.
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