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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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In a very small number of cases, an A&E support crew may be the nearest ambulance vehicle to that emergency and are able to provide vital basic life support and/or defibrillation until the arrival of a paramedic or emergency medical technician.
Instructors explain trauma and the mechanism of injury, describe the correct procedure for spinal management and demonstrate basic life support, as well as other first aid techniques.
They have been receiving specialist training in basic life support, and their newly-acquired skills could be vital in the crucial minutes before an ambulance arrives.
They have also learned skills in scene and patient assessment, airway management and basic life support.
The participants were trained in rescue techniques, climbing mountains, dealing accidents, emergency evacuation, basic life support first aid and fire safety,he added.
The Basic Life Support training included precautions in case of fire incidents and safety measures, says a release issued here.
Staff from Woodcross Nursing Home, Woodhaven Care Home, Manor House Residential Home and Crossways Care Home also attended the initial training day where they learned basic life support skills and defibrillator techniques.
First Responder officer Stephen Roberts said: "Specialist training for members of the public in basic life support skills can and does save lives."
The members were shown how to keep a patient breathing and their heart pumping - the two most important factors in basic life support.
The course will cover topics including Common Hazards and the Community Response Group, Securing Family Preparing for Response, First Aid and Basic Life Support, Basic Search
PES also provided basic life support and disaster management training at several departments, he told.

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