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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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Knowledge of first aid and basic life support amongst medical students: A comparison between trained and un-trained students.
A scoring system for the assessment of basic life support ability.
Implementation of regular basic life support course including detailed description and practice of defibrillation is recommended for hospital staff.
Subjects and Methods: A total of 227 medical graduates (academic year of 2010) were trained for basic life support of child and adult, neonatal resuscitation, airway opening maneuvers, endotracheal tube insertion and aseptic techniques.
This organization notes that inclusion of AED training in basic life support courses indicates that the skill is no longer "advanced.
The 4-hour duration of the standard basic life support course was seen as a major impediment.
The City Council voted 11-0 to increase the basic life support fee from $449 to $569, and advanced life support services fee from $692 to $814.
In view of the fact that CPR and basic life support standards are constantly changing and vary from area to area, a decision was made to leave these out of the fourth edition, and to replace them with a "practice specific" page.
In addition, the interior space also includes a supervisor's office, advance life support and basic life support supply rooms, a break area, storage for oxygen tanks and vehicle fluids and locker facilities and bathrooms for 100 employees.
According to some anecdotal reports, some laryngectomized patients have been ventilated by mouth rather than through their stoma at critical times, such as during the administration of basic life support and during the induction of anesthesia.
AN anaesthetist at a private hospital used by celebrities did not give basic life support to a dying woman, the General Medical Council was told yesterday.
MedAire's emergency medical kit contains basic life support equipment, bandages, and non-prescription medicines that can be easily used by non-medical personnel to address cardiac, respiratory and diabetic emergencies.

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