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emergency click to hear : emergency

Department that receives the sick and the injured who require immediate care.
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nurses’ station (major emergency) family waiting room stretcher area minor surgery room emergency physician’s office psychiatric observation room psychiatric examination room clean utility room soiled utility room observation room isolation room pharmacy resuscitation room ambulance mobile X-ray unit reception area pay phone staff lounge head nurse’s office ophthalmology and ENT (ear, nose and throat) room plaster room social worker’s office information desk gynecological examination room nurses’ station (ambulatory emergency) examination and treatment room beverage dispenser toilets waiting room triage room security guard’s work station

nurses’ station (major emergency) click to hear : nurses’ station (major emergency)

Work area for nurses who care for seriously ill patients.

family waiting room click to hear : family waiting room

Waiting area for family and friends.

stretcher area click to hear : stretcher area

Area for patients on cots.

minor surgery room click to hear : minor surgery room

Room in which minor procedures such as punctures and sutures are performed.

emergency physician’s office click to hear : emergency physician’s office

Emergency physician: doctor specialized in treating emergency ward patients.

psychiatric observation room click to hear : psychiatric observation room

Room in which a patient is observed for a specific period to determine if a psychiatric referral is necessary.

psychiatric examination room click to hear : psychiatric examination room

Room in which a patient meets with a psychiatrist for a mental health evaluation.

clean utility room click to hear : clean utility room

Room used to store clean, disinfected material that is ready for use by medical personnel.

soiled utility room click to hear : soiled utility room

Room in which materials used during examinations and treatment are placed after use.

observation room click to hear : observation room

Room in which a patient is monitored for a specific period to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

isolation room click to hear : isolation room

Room in which contagious patients or patients vulnerable to infection are treated to avoid the transmission of disease.

pharmacy click to hear : pharmacy

Room used to store medication available to medical personnel.

resuscitation room click to hear : resuscitation room

Room designed to treat sick or wounded patients whose vital functions have failed.

ambulance click to hear : ambulance

Vehicle designed to transport the sick and injured to hospital and to administer first aid.

mobile X-ray unit click to hear : mobile X-ray unit

Instrument that captures an image of an internal body part by means of X-rays; this mobile unit moves around to various departments.

reception area click to hear : reception area

Area where the sick and the injured transported by ambulance are received.

pay phone click to hear : pay phone

Telephone located in public places; it functions when coins or payment cards are inserted into the phone box.

staff lounge click to hear : staff lounge

Room used by staff as a rest area.

head nurse’s office click to hear : head nurse’s office

Head nurse: person in charge of the nursing staff.

ophthalmology and ENT (ear, nose and throat) room click to hear : ophthalmology and ENT (ear, nose and throat) room

Room for examining and treating the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

plaster room click to hear : plaster room

Room in which casts and splints for immobilizing fractures are made.

social worker’s office click to hear : social worker’s office

Social worker: person who acts as liaison between patients, families and home care services.

information desk click to hear : information desk

Area where information on hospital services and patients admitted to emergency can be obtained.

gynecological examination room click to hear : gynecological examination room

Room for gynecological examinations and care.

nurses’ station (ambulatory emergency) click to hear : nurses’ station (ambulatory emergency)

Work area for nurses who care for patients not requiring hospitalization.

examination and treatment room click to hear : examination and treatment room

Room in which a physician examines and treats a patient.

beverage dispenser click to hear : beverage dispenser

Automated machine serving soft drinks; it is activated by the insertion of coins into a slot.

toilets click to hear : toilets

Premises designed to satisfy basic functions and equipped with toilets and sinks.

waiting room click to hear : waiting room

Room in which people wait to be seen by a health professional.

triage room click to hear : triage room

Room in which a person is seen by a nurse, who performs an initial assessment and establishes an order of priority for treatment.

security guard’s work station click to hear : security guard’s work station

Security guard: person responsible for security and for maintaining order in the emergency ward.