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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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Three blinded expert instructors evaluated videotapes of every participant, rating their performance of six key basic life support skills.
Dr Roberts and Welsh Hearts will be visiting schools and spend about an hour running the session in the hope that by teaching it in this manner it will provide a more thorough understanding of basic life support and may even stimulate an interest in medicine among the students.
The event trained teachers to deliver basic life support training to their pupils and they also picked up a mannequin to use back at school.
Volunteers undertake four hours training which teaches them how to use the equipment and carry out basic life support skills.
Community first responders from the Fastaid group will be on hand throughout the day providing advice, leaflets as well as demonstrating basic life support to shoppers and will be encouraging members of the public to learn the skills they need to save a life.
Written by a Wilderness Medical Associates instructor, this practical guide begins with the general principles of wilderness medicine and basic life support for treating life-threatening injuries.
The nurse, who trained in India, had been on a basic life support training course weeks before but made no attempt to revive the care home resident, whom she claimed was taking her "last gasp".
The Public Accounts Committee said the use of agency staff may also be compromising safety, because 30% have not received basic life support training.
Community first responders are trained by the ambulance service to provide basic life support or life-saving treatments, including the use of an automated external defibrillator, to a patient before an ambulance arrives on scene.
Workshops covered topics like teaching basic life support to parents and neonatal sepsis.
Since 1955, Cetronia Ambulance has been serving the residents of eastern Pennsylvania with a full range of medical transport support services, including 911 operations, advanced and basic life support, and wheelchair and ambulette services.
Tenders are invited for Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance Transport Services

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