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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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Parent/Friend/Family Member Who Died On Life Support "Before (this death/these deaths) happened, was this person/were any of these
If a patient's family seeks legal action to take a pregnant woman off of life support, the attorney general would be required to appoint an attorney to legally represent the patient's fetus in court proceedings.
His dad, also called Richard, and his daughters Bethan, 14, and Charlotte, 18, agreed his life support should be turned off.
Security staff and managers from both shopping centres will be trained by the ambulance service to use the defibrillators, in emergency situations, together with basic life support training.
In the past, Paxton first responders have answered calls, with advanced life support coming from crews from American Medical Response in Worcester.
And there is no greater danger that people will seek physician aid-in-dying than they will in seeking termination of life support.
He added the HSE believed the appropriate declaration for the court to make was that turning off the woman's life support was the lawful thing to do.
rendered by the Berwyn Fire Department for Advance Life Support ( ALS ) and Basic Life
Astral 100 and Astral 150 life support ventilators give freedom back to patients: they offer the best battery-to-weight ratio on the market with an eight-hour internal battery and a weight of only 7 lbs.
Los Angeles firefighters run 65 ambulances out of the department's stations citywide, 52 of which provide advanced life support services.
Exam fees are also payable and are pounds 6 for the Life Support and pounds 12 for the Bronze Medallion.
Lorraine Lane spent two years on a life support machine