sick call

noun

Definition of sick call

: a scheduled time at which individuals (such as soldiers) may report as sick to the medical officer

Examples of sick call in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, there were other issues uncovered at the facility, including lack of sick call documentation and inconsistency with Covid-19 guidelines. Geneva Sands, CNN, 19 July 2021 The most recent report found that in some cases the registered nurse at the Adams facility was not noting the disposition of the detainee sick call visit and that the medical unit was not documenting follow-up on detainee laboratory test results. Geneva Sands, CNN, 19 July 2021 Prisoners’ requests to be seen by the medical team, known as sick call slips, weren’t being collected, the lawyers wrote on Oct. 30. New York Times, 27 Feb. 2021 Monday’s wait times had SFO right in the mix with airports that did have increased sick calls. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, 16 Jan. 2019 The Houston Fire Department was responding to a sick call in the 5600 block of Tidwell, near Trinity, when a man drove up around 3 a.m., said Lt. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2018 Buy Photo No matter who wins the Super Bowl, Philadelphia businesses are gearing up for the influx of sick calls, late starts and time off requests that are sure to follow Sunday’s game. Connor Smith, Philly.com, 2 Feb. 2018 Monday’s wait times had SFO right in the mix with airports that did have increased sick calls. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, 16 Jan. 2019 The Houston Fire Department was responding to a sick call in the 5600 block of Tidwell, near Trinity, when a man drove up around 3 a.m., said Lt. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sick call

1836, in the meaning defined above

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13 Sep 2021

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“Sick call.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick%20call. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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sick call

noun

Medical Definition of sick call

: a scheduled time at which individuals (as soldiers) may report as sick to a medical officer

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