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

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Ontario resident Sarah Goodburn, 51, has been employed as an emergency room nurse at Henry Ford for nearly two decades, after hearing a pitch during a job fair held in Windsor. Detroit Free Press, "Donald Trump trade war threatens strong Detroit-Windsor ties," 22 June 2018 The 44-year-old emergency room nurse at Fort HealthCare works from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. a couple of nights a week. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An active family, an odd work schedule leaves Mom with no workout routine," 12 June 2018 The top Democratic contenders to unseat him include Josh Harder, a former technology venture capitalist; Virginia Madueño, the former mayor of the small city of Riverbank; and Sue Zwahlen, an emergency room nurse. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Californians Go to Polls With High Stakes and Some High Anxiety," 4 June 2018 Workplace policies often disadvantage moms For Italy Jo Sheehan, 32, there were two big bucket-list items to fulfill: becoming an emergency room nurse and making a name for herself in the Idaho rodeo scene. Kaelyn Forde, Allure, "Why Women Are Making "Pre-Baby Bucket Lists" Filled With Goals to Accomplish Before Motherhood," 30 May 2018 The other victim has been identified as Amanda Self, Roger Self’s daughter-in-law who was an emergency room nurse and the mother of two, the station reported. Kyle Swenson, BostonGlobe.com, "N.C. man allegedly drives into restaurant, killing daughter and daughter-in-law," 21 May 2018 Coroner Pam Gay, a former emergency room nurse, was suspicious of the idea when advocates from Lancaster reached out to her in 2014. Aubrey Whelan, Philly.com, "Harm reduction for opioid users is a harder sell in rural Pa., but York County is making it work," 11 May 2018 But an awareness deficit still remains, something Wagner plans to continue to address, which includes partnering with the hospitality industry, visitors bureaus, educators, emergency room nurses and transportation companies, among others. Betsy Klein, CNN, "Trump signs measure aimed at curbing online sex trafficking," 11 Apr. 2018 Fellow board member Ashlee Brockwell, a seventh-grader at Patterson Mill Middle School, delivered 10 to St. Agnes Hospital’s pediatric emergency room nurses. The Aegis, "We Cancerve donates books, stuffed animals to sick children, wins new award from Gov. Hogan," 19 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of emergency room

: 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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