emergency department

GC: n

S : https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-clinics/emergency-department.html (last access: 29 July 2015); http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/emergency-department.htm (last access: 29 July 2015).

N: 1. The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medical and surgical care to patients arriving at the hospital in need of immediate care. Emergency department personnel may also respond to certain situations within the hospital such cardiac arrests.
The emergency department is also called the emergency room or ER.
2. The term “accident and emergency” is used in Great Britain. It can also be found as “A&E” or as “accident and emergency department”.
3. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention TV series ER (1994–2009), created by Michael Crichton. The work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago.

S: 1. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12156 (last access: 29 July 2015). 2. http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/AE.aspx and http://www.accident-emergency.co.uk/ (last access: 6 March 2013). 3. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108757/ (last access: 29 July 2015).

SYN: emergency room (AmEn)

S: https://www.erexpress.com/ (last access: 6 March 2013); https://www.floridahospital.com/locations/er-wait-times (last access: 29 July 2015).

CR: emergence, emergency aid, medical emergency.