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 Trumbull, north of Youngstown, DeWine said emergency room visits have tripled. Rich Exner, cleveland, "Cuyahoga, 6 other counties placed on red alert for coronavirus by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine," 2 July 2020 The county also reported that 34% of emergency room visits Monday — 634 — were for symptoms of the virus. Aria Jones, Dallas News, "Dallas County reports record 20 deaths from coronavirus, 601 new cases; Tarrant County adds 605 cases," 30 June 2020 The Regenstrief Institute dashboard, which tracks trends over time, however, showed only two clearly positive indicators Tuesday, those for emergency room visits and hospital admissions, which both were on the decline. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana coronavirus cases: 385 new cases, 16 additional deaths reported," 30 June 2020 In addition, for every lethal overdose, the tribe logged 10 admissions to drug treatment centers and 32 emergency room visits, according to the complaint. Washington Post, "Despair in Indian country," 29 June 2020 They may also be influenced by factors other than objective long-term outcomes, such as preventing future hospital admissions or avoidable emergency room visits. Mohammed Saeed, Quartz, "Why AI is the next way patients will choose their doctors," 26 June 2020 Martin, who has asthma, said a nurse was handing out face masks at the emergency room entrance, but they weren't required. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Phoenix Children's Hospital to clarify that visitors must wear masks," 13 June 2020 Traveling nurse Gail Cunningham waves thanks outside the emergency room entrance to Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley as residents pay tribute to her and other medical personnel with a drive-by rally. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, "Gyms, museums, hotels, day camps, arena sports can reopen in L.A. County on Friday," 10 June 2020 Not to mention, African-American and Hispanic children also have higher odds of emergency room visits due to food allergies. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Black Owned Cookie Company Gets Co-Sign From H.E.R.," 19 June 2020

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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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5 Jul 2020

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“Emergency room.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emergency%20room. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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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