recovery room


Definition of recovery room

: a hospital room equipped for meeting postoperative emergencies

Examples of recovery room in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lying in a dark recovery room afterward, Earl woke up crying. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 May 2022 With a fully functional workout room stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and an athlete recovery room, work and working out go hand in hand. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 The health system had about 50 contractors of all kinds before the pandemic, compared with 450 at its height, when patients, many in need of close monitoring, flooded in and turned the hospital’s recovery room into an intensive care unit. Hannah Norman, NBC News, 8 May 2022 After workouts, employees take to the athlete recovery room with, among other things, NormaTec compression boots. Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2014 Others head to the spa for a CBD massage or visit the recovery room, which is equipped with leg compression sleeves and infrared blankets. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 But those minutes could mean the difference between ending up in the morgue or a hospital recovery room. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2022 Shortly after Kira delivered their son, Langston, she was brought into the recovery room to rest. Nicholas St. Fleur, STAT, 20 Nov. 2021 Their conversation takes place in the recovery room ice baths — no, thank you! Sara Netzley,, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of recovery room

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recovery room was in 1896

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19 Jun 2022

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“Recovery room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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Medical Definition of recovery room

: a hospital room which is equipped with apparatus for meeting postoperative emergencies and in which surgical patients are kept during the immediate postoperative period for care and recovery from anesthesia abbreviation RR


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