life support

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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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A study performed to address resuscitation skills of pediatric house staff found that "pediatric house staff previously trained in pediatric advanced life support were generally able to reach the end point of four key resuscitation skills, but less frequently performed the specific sub-components of each skill.
Registered nurses (RNs) on duty also have ACLS certification, and some of them are Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Trauma Core certified, as well.
Contract awarded for Course Pediatric Advanced Life Support (Pals).
Intended to provide a quick refresher or act as a “cheat sheet” for providing lifesaving care, this special section includes overviews of information that healthcare providers and first responders would typically find in an advanced cardiac life support provider manual, a pediatric advanced life support provider manual, a basic life support provider manual or a CPR/AED/first aid provider manual.
He presents 22 crisis management protocols for cardiac, circulatory, airway, respiratory, metabolic, and drug-induced events, such as cardiac arrest, pediatric advanced life support, anaphylaxis, severe intraoperative ischemia, air embolism, difficult mask ventilation and intubation, laryngospasm, aspiration, post partum hemorrhage, neonatal resuscitation, and malignant hyperthermia, with instructions and details for each, a terminal event checklist, and a crisis prevention guide.

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