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life support

noun artificial maintenance of life, conninuance of life through medical equipment, extension of life by technological means, sustenance of life by artificial means Generally: being kept alive, fostering of life, life retention, preservation of life, prolongation of existence
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The ACS-COT recommends that any credentialing process for trauma surgeons involve a look at specific training and continuing medical education credits in trauma and critical care, successful completion of the ACS's advanced trauma life support course, and participation in trauma conferences and peer review.
Relationship between advanced trauma life support (ATLS[R]) course completion and the practice of FWR (JV = 101) Practise FWR (%) Course completed Yes No Yes 84.
Formal training in tracheostomy was reported by 70% of surgeons and 26% had attended an advanced trauma life support or early management of severe trauma (EMST) course.
Now that 1- and 2-day courses such as basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), advanced trauma life support (ATLS), advanced medical life support (AMLS), advanced paediatric life support (APLS and PALS) and advanced neonatal life support (ANLS) are readily available countrywide, it is encouraging to note that an increasing number of emergency departments are now requiring certification in some or all of these programmes as a condition of employment, in an endeavour to raise the standard of practice of emergency care.
The technique used at our institution is the one outlined in the American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course manual.
In addition, he is also an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) by the American College of Surgeons.
Such training would include courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support, Definitive Surgical Trauma Care, College of Emergency Medicine Diploma in Primary Emergency Care, and the part-time MSc or MPhil (Emergency Medicine).
He is also certified in advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support.

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