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 The indictments unsealed on Thursday do not charge either of the two white officers who shot Ms. Taylor, a Black 26-year-old emergency room technician whose former boyfriend the police were investigating for possibly selling drugs. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2022 The death of 26-year-old Taylor, an emergency room technician, along with that of George Floyd and others, sparked nationwide protests in 2020, leading to changes in policing policy and laws. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, 4 Aug. 2022 However, in one of his more recent videos, Raj shares a story from his time working the night shift in an emergency room which is more likely to give people nightmares. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 2 Aug. 2022 That is the fastest I've ever been put into an emergency room ever. Abc News, ABC News, 26 July 2022 The next morning at her colonoscopy appointment, Wilson started having difficulty breathing and died in an emergency room. Sarah Rumpf, Fox News, 9 July 2022 Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician and Black woman, was fatally shot by LMPD officers who attempted to carry out the search of her apartment, sparking a widespread outcry over her March 2020 death. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 30 June 2022 And an emergency room technician in Monterey who went diving last September and came across a dead sea lion slowly being devoured by starfish, 40 feet below the surface. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 June 2022 Steven Ho, an emergency room technician in Los Angeles who quit during the pandemic to try his hand at comedy, said the shifting public health guidelines from the CDC and the fights over masks left the public confused. Peter Weber, The Week, 14 May 2022 See More

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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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11 Aug 2022

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“Emergency room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20room. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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