Definition of crash team in English:

crash team


  • (in a hospital) a team of medical practitioners that stand by to resuscitate patients who have suffered cardiac or respiratory failure.

    • ‘She returned to find a crash team frantically trying to resuscitate Naazish, of Great Horton, Bradford.’
    • ‘"Crash team" crews are being trained to use them.’
    • ‘I am still waiting for a crash team in a rush to run full tilt into one of these.’
    • ‘These will test the stories of defibrillated patients, who claim they have looked down on the crash teams attending to their lifeless bodies.’
    • ‘Fortunately, this piece of news had been met with complete disbelief by the crash team.’
    • ‘Fortunately, the doctor leading the crash team thought it was nonsense.’
    • ‘Though Neale was not present two doctors attended and a crash team was called but cancelled, and then recalled within minutes.’
    • ‘Nurse Maguire said the crash team came in and she escorted Jake's mum, Keira, to another room outside.’
    • ‘Calls were made for assistance but by the time the crash team arrived it was too late.’
    • ‘Despite his efforts and those of the crash team and a senior doctor, patient WW died.’
    • ‘Ms Harrison said that after the injection the crash team was called and she escorted Jake's mum Keira to a nearby room.’
    • ‘It turns out that the crash team, on arrival at the ward, had been told that I had written a living will and apparently did not want to be resuscitated.’
    • ‘I was making the usual round of tracking people down with wine and chocolates, thanking the crash team who had attended me, and so on.’
    • ‘Dr Peter Jesudason, a locum registrar, took over the procedure he had been supervising and called the crash team but to no avail.’
    • ‘Talks are taking place with the ambulance service about plans to put defibrillators on vehicles and to train "crash team" crews to use them.’
    • ‘Mr Hartley was there but never mentioned anything to the crash team.’
    • ‘When the error was realised a crash team was called and immediate life saving treatment was started but it was too late.’