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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And currently, Code 3 is looking to potentially expand their McCarran operation to an emergency room, de Moor says. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Just Opened the World’s First Airport ER," 6 June 2018 In the show, four first-year residents and their colleagues tended to patients in an understaffed, busy emergency room that lacks sufficient resources, creating a condition known as Code Black. Temi Adebowale, Country Living, "CBS Medical Drama 'Code Black' Was Just Canceled," 24 May 2018 The company also owns freestanding emergency rooms, outpatient surgical centers and urgent care clinics throughout the region. Andy Marso And Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Hospital chain tied to Colyer gets undisclosed deal to hop border to Overland Park," 7 Feb. 2018 The 51-year-old businessman headed to the emergency room at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Chad Terhune, Washington Post, "California Hospital Giant Sutter Health Faces Heavy Backlash On Prices," 16 May 2018 One evening this past fall a patient stumbled into the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "How Opioids Kill," 8 Jan. 2018 Besides the shooter, a police officer, an emergency room doctor, and a pharmacy resident were killed. German Lopez, Vox, "Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago: what we know," 20 Nov. 2018 In Arizona Congressional District 8, incumbent Republican Representative Debbie Lesko will be challenged in November by Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, a emergency room doctor who emigrated to the U.S. from India at age 3. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "Florida's Wait for a Woman Governor Continues, but Diversity Still Wins," 29 Aug. 2018 She was rushed to the emergency room of Freedmen’s Hospital, Washington’s only hospital for blacks at the time. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, "Frances Walker-Slocum, 94, pioneering pianist and teacher," 24 June 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

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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