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a place in a building enclosed and set apart for occupancy or for the performance of certain procedures.
birthing room a hospital room that is utilized for labor and delivery. It is decorated in a homelike, comfortable fashion and contains a specially equipped bed that can be adjusted for delivery. Specialized equipment is often concealed.
emergency room popular term for emergency department.
labor, delivery, recovery room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience.
labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room a birthing room or suite so equipped that a patient can remain in the same room throughout the birthing experience and into the postpartum period.
LDR room labor, delivery, recovery room.
LDRP room labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum room.
operating room one especially equipped for the performance of surgical operations.
recovery room postanesthesia care unit.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
postanesthesia care unit (PACU),
area with special personnel and equipment designated for recovery of patients after administration of anesthesia.
Synonym(s): recovery room
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A hospital room equipped for the care and observation of patients immediately following surgery.
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recovery roomA room or ward in a UK hospital, often part of the operating suite and adjacent to operating theatres, which is designed, staffed and equipped for the care of patients who may be unconscious or unstable post-operatively, and once stabilised will be transported to a ward or ITU/ICU.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
recovery roomRecovery unit A suite in a hospital next to the surgical suites, where recently operated Pts are monitored for a period of hrs to ensure recovery from anesthesia, physiologic stress of surgery, prevent post-surgical complications–eg, aspiration and suffocation, identify arrhythmias, hypotension, and other conditions and/or acute decompensation of pre-existing conditions
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
re·cov·er·y room(rĕ-kŭv'ĕr-ē rūm)
Area adjacent to the operating suite used for the recovery of patients following surgery.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
recovery roomA room adjoining an operating theatre, in which patients who have undergone surgical operations are kept under close surveillance until safely recovered from general anaesthesia.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005