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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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Introduced in 2014, ResMed's Astral life support ventilators offer mobility and ease of use for patients suffering from neuromuscular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other adult and pediatric respiratory disorders.
After doctors pronounced her brain-dead, she was kept on life support because of a state law that requires doctors to maintain life-sustaining care for pregnant patients.
Our study calls into question the widespread assumption that advanced prehospital care improves the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest relative to the care following the principles of basic life support, including rapid transport and basic interventions such as effective chest compressions, bag valve mask ventilation, and automated external defibrillation," the authors wrote (JAMA Intern.
When the fetus was at 23 weeks' gestational age, Mr Munoz sued the hospital after the doctors told him that a Texas law forbade them to withdraw life support from his dead wife until the fetus's birth or a miscarriage occurred.
Medical equipment company ResMed (NYSE:RMD) announced on Monday the launch of the Astral 100 and Astral 150 portable, lightweight and user-friendly life support ventilators, in select European and Asia-Pacific markets.
It is unique in that it will not only be delivered by anaesthetic and intensive care doctors who use these skills every day but it will focus on the science behind life support.
In March and April, nearly 300 nurses and 300 medical providers from the Office of Medical Services, including Foreign Service regional medical officers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and Locally Employed Staff completed CPR Basic Life Support instructor training and Comprehensive Advanced Life Support training.
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.
Camacho's father has already indicated that he wants the former boxer taken off life support and his organs donated, but one of his sisters is against the idea.
Objective: To assess the knowledge of Life Support (LS) among doctors and to determine their ethical beliefs for the continuation or termination of Basic and Advanced Life Support services.
T WILLIAMS, Llangefni, in your edition of March 9, wrote a letter entitled 'If your life support relied on wind.
This is a course manual incorporating 28 disaster medicine and public health competencies for the Advanced Disaster Life Support course (ADLS v3.