emergency room


Definition of emergency room

: a hospital room or area staffed and equipped for the reception and treatment of persons requiring immediate medical care

Examples of emergency room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his decision, Benitez also makes a point about firearm injuries by citing an emergency room physician's testimony. NBC News, 5 June 2021 His previous employment included medical director at St. Cloud State University for eight months in 2006 and 2007, and primary care and emergency room physician at a clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from 1999 to 2006. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 His prostate cancer has returned, one more blow in a Job-like year that saw the unexpected death of his younger son, a paraplegic, and the death of a nephew, an emergency room physician. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Nearby, Lisa Fort, a emergency room physician from New Orleans, was one of a dozen New Orleans Saints fans flown in by the Saints. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2021 California Congressman Raul Ruiz is an emergency room physician who trades in a suit coat for a lab coat to vaccinate his own constituents. Nikole Killion, CBS News, 7 Apr. 2021 As an emergency room physician assistant during a pandemic, Alan treasured this collaborative, take-a-deep-breath time with her. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2021 As an emergency room physician, Wintemute is especially cognizant of the fact that most gun deaths don't fall into the category of mass shootings. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, 24 Mar. 2021 One social media post that circulated cited an emergency room physician at the U.; a spokeswoman said Monday the U. is looking into that tweet. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of emergency room

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emergency room was in 1886

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12 Jun 2021

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“Emergency room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20room. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of emergency room

US : a hospital room or area that is used for treating people who need immediate medical care

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Kids Definition of emergency room

: a room in a hospital with doctors, nurses, and medical equipment for treating people who need medical care immediately

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Medical Definition of emergency room

: a hospital room or area staffed and equipped for the reception and treatment of persons with conditions (as illness or trauma) requiring immediate medical care

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