emergency department

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an unlooked for or sudden occurrence, often dangerous, such as an accident or an urgent or pressing need.
emergency department an area of a hospital especially equipped and staffed for emergency care. Popularly called emergency room.
emergency medical technician (EMT) a provider of emergency care (health care at the basic life support level); this may include spinal immobilization, administration of oxygen, and control of bleeding. In some states there are modular training programs where an EMT can add skills to the basic level.

emergency department (ED)

(in a health care facility) a section of an institution that is staffed and equipped to provide rapid and varied emergency care, especially for those who are stricken with sudden and acute illness or who are the victims of severe trauma. The emergency department may use a triage system of screening and classifying clients to determine priority needs for the most efficient use of available personnel and equipment. Formerly called emergency room.

e·mer·gen·cy de·part·ment

(ē-mĕr'jĕn'sē dĕ-pahrt'mĕnt)
That section of a hospital or other health care facility that is designed, staffed, and equipped to treat injured people and those afflicted with sudden, severe illness.
Synonym(s): emergency room.

Emergency Department



The unit of a hospital in which acute, severe, or urgent illnesses and/or injuries are treated.
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Later on the Provincial Health Minister went round various wards and casualty ward at LRH, said a handout issued here on Thursday.
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Even the newly- constructed building of emergency and casualty ward awaits inauguration for the past one year as no health minister seems to take charge of its inauguration.
Anyone who has had the misfortune to sit amid the carnage of a casualty ward in recent months will know it has become a refuge for our society's misfortuned and marginalised.
He stretches my body on an advertising board, The pitch heroically turned into a casualty ward.
The Kiwi attack also picked up another injury with seamer Kyle Mills sustaining a quad strain to join spinner and captain Daniel Vettori in the casualty ward.
A PATIENT turned on staff in a busy casualty ward - then sent a chilling death threat to a nurse who gave evidence in his trial.
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