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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:11 PM
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What does "Crashcart" mean?
It's used in reference to Vice President !@#%!@#$. Sorry, this is one piece of slang that I just don't know.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:13 PM
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1. it's the rolling cart
of medical equipment, including the paddles, used when somebody goes into cardiac arrest in a hospital.
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:21 PM
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7.  well . . . I didn't know that
and thanks . . . but it's a tad bit over the line? no? yes? It hits my sensibilities negatively, or is it my civilities?

Let your damn enemy scrape the bottom of the barrel, why join him in all that mire? IMHO, that is . . .

:dem:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:14 PM
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2. It's a medical term
A crashcart is used in hospitals; it's supplied with equipment and meds for patients who are in cardiac arrest or the like.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:14 PM
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3. Crashcart is what's used to bring somebody back to life.....
......when they're dyin'! :D
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:14 PM
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4. It's a reference to all the hardware he has implanted...
... to keep his heart going. A "crashcart" in a hospital is used to get someone's heart started again. Hence, "Crashcart."

Cheers.
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Hokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:15 PM
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5. I am not a doctor but
...as a fan of medical shows from the Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare days I assume it is the cart that has the defibrallator and cardiac needles/ drugs that they would wheel in in case of a cardiac arrest in the ER.
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:15 PM
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6. Cheney's pacemaker
is roughly the equivalent of a small crashcart, like the ones they use when people have a cardiac 'crash' -- it operates roughly like the paddles they use on a cardiac defibrillator that is rolled around on a cart. Hence crashcart.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:22 PM
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8. I see
Never knew what the term meant.
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