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 The hospital has had to convert a recovery room into an area to treat intensive care unit patients. Los Angeles Times, "Deaths keep coming at one L.A. hospital as workers weep," 31 Dec. 2020 Sid was in a recovery room at Fairview Southdale, lying in a hospital gown with an array of machines connected to him and doctors and nurses and family coming in and out of the room. Jeff Day Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "I helped Sid Hartman keep up his column. He saved my life.," 22 Oct. 2020 Future projects at MetroHealth Medical Center in Parma include possibly renovating the operating room and adding resources to the recovery room, as well as increasing the number of beds at the facility. John Benson, cleveland, "MetroHealth’s Parma Emergency Department receives Level III adult trauma center designation," 8 Oct. 2020 The pain of waking up in the recovery room which is worsened by that immediate sense of loss. Audre Lorde, Glamour, "Audre Lorde: A Black Lesbian Feminist Experience of Breast Cancer," 7 Oct. 2020 Griffith estimates the surgery took five hours, with another 10 in the recovery room, tubes coming out of her in every direction. Ethan Sears, The Indianapolis Star, "'I think I always wanted to keep playing': Sarah Griffith's return from spinal fusion," 8 July 2020 The new normal in hospitals At about 8 p.m. on March 11th, after giving birth earlier that morning, Cheryl Despathy of Atlanta was moved to a recovery room. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, "The Deep Loneliness of Having a Baby in a Pandemic," 7 Apr. 2020 Additional Valleywise Health spaces are being evaluated within the acute care facilities such as the preanesthesia care unit, recovery room and procedure areas. Chris Coppola, azcentral, "Arizona hospitals looking at churches, hotels, sports fields to get 8K beds ready for coming coronavirus cases," 27 Mar. 2020 Any space with oxygen and suction machines — from anesthesia recovery rooms to endoscopy spaces — is a candidate to be repurposed as an intensive care bed. NBC News, "Inside a top hospital's battle against the coronavirus," 25 Mar. 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

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“Recovery room.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of recovery room

: a room in a hospital where patients are taken for special care after an operation

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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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