trauma center


Definition of trauma center

: a hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries

Examples of trauma center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters used a massive apparatus known as Heavy Rescue 3 to hoist the vehicle and free the man, who was transported to a nearby trauma center, officials said. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2021 Walker was transported to a hospital in Naples following the incident and was later airlifted to a trauma center in Miami, according to his family. Gabrielle Chung,, 29 July 2021 Neumann said that the gunshot wound was life threatening and Walker was immediately transported to a Level 1 trauma center. cleveland, 25 Aug. 2021 He was taken to a local trauma center by medical helicopter, according to the release. Carrie Napoleon,, 23 Aug. 2021 With the help of some bystanders, the officers were able to lift the car off of the infant and administer medical attention to both her and her mother, before transporting them to a local trauma center. Glenn Garner,, 26 July 2021 They were taken to a local trauma center, police said, and are expected to survive their injuries. Mike Randall, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 The mother and infant were taken to a local trauma center, police said. Washington Post, 26 July 2021 But others said the safe call would have been to take the fighter to a trauma center. John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of trauma center

1973, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Trauma center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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trauma center


English Language Learners Definition of trauma center

: a part of a hospital that is specially prepared to perform emergency surgery on people with severe injuries

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Medical Definition of trauma center

: a hospital unit specializing in the treatment of patients with acute and especially life-threatening traumatic injuries


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