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crash cart

a movable cart or similar conveyance carrying supplies and equipment for the management of medical emergencies. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for crash cart
  • Ask for a demonstration of how the crash cart is checked if there is doubt that there is a regular process being followed.
  • View and drill location of crash cart, oxygen, and pulse oximeter.
  • Emergency equipment, supplies, and medications should be maintained on a crash cart or emergency tray.
  • The facility was charged with the responsibility to determine if one crash cart met the needs of their patients.
Slang definitions & phrases for crash cart

crash cart

noun phrase

A hospital cart with drugs, defibrillator, etc, summoned in cases of cardiac arrest: Get the crash cart. We've got a code blue in 516A

[1970s+ Medical; probably based on crash wagon, an airport ambulance or emergency vehicle, so called from the 1930s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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