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BCLS

 
basic cardiac life support.

BCLS

abbreviation for basic cardiac life support.

life support

Any technique, therapy, or device that assists in sustaining life.
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ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT: Mannequin used for training

advanced cardiac life support

Abbreviation: ACLS
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ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT: Mannequin used for training
1. The resuscitation of dying patients. ACLS involves management of the airway, reestablishment of breathing, and the restoration of spontaneous heart rhythm, blood pressure, and organ perfusion. It begins with the recognition of cardiac or respiratory emergencies, and includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, oxygenation and ventilation, medications for restoring normal cardiac rhythms and cardiac output, cardiac pacing (when needed), and post-resuscitation care. It may begin in the out-of-hospital setting or take place in the hospital. See: illustration
See: basic cardiac life support; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; emergency cardiac care

Advanced Medical Life Support

See: Advanced Medical Life Support

advanced trauma life support

Abbreviation: ATLS
1. Treatment for managing a critically injured patient.

basic cardiac life support

Abbreviation: BCLS
The phase of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care that either (1) prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest or insufficiency by prompt recognition and early intervention or by early entry into the emergency care system or both; or (2) externally supports the circulation and respiration of a patient in cardiac arrest through CPR. When cardiac or respiratory arrest occurs, basic life support (BLS) should be initiated by anyone present who is familiar with CPR.
See: advanced cardiac life support; bag mask device; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; emergency cardiac care; Heimlich maneuver

basic life support

Abbreviation: BLS
1. A level of out-of-hospital emergency service.
2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
See: defibrillation; defibrillator

Basic Trauma Life Support

See: Basic Trauma Life Support

pediatric advanced life support

Abbreviation: PALS
The treatment, including basic and advanced life support, for stabilizing a critically ill or injured child.

prehospital trauma life support

See: Prehospital Trauma Life Support

withholding life support

See: withholding life support

basic cardiac life support

Abbreviation: BCLS
The phase of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care that either (1) prevents circulatory or respiratory arrest or insufficiency by prompt recognition and early intervention or by early entry into the emergency care system or both; or (2) externally supports the circulation and respiration of a patient in cardiac arrest through CPR. When cardiac or respiratory arrest occurs, basic life support (BLS) should be initiated by anyone present who is familiar with CPR.
See: advanced cardiac life support; bag mask device; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; emergency cardiac care; Heimlich maneuver
See also: life support
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43) By 1908, BCLS geologist Somerville Geikie was able to report that "so far as is known Bau and Bidi were the only areas in Upper Sarawak where the gold deposits justified making work on a large scale remunerative" or "erection of any type of plant," although small amounts were scattered throughout Sarawak.
64) By then BCLS had removed some one million tons of overburden at the Tai Parit working and had produced nearly one million ounces of gold.
The effect on Sarawak's gold exports of the major changes during the BCLS monopoly over gold mining and working is shown below:
69) BCLS held the rights to develop the oil deposits at Miri under the existing mineral lease on which an annual royalty payment of 1,000 [pounds sterling] would apply.
BCLS formally ends its interests in mineral mining and processing in Sarawak
Around 1914 BCLS carried out some excavation work at Subur Buan near Bau, but there are no records of any mineral recovery, the only evidence being "now merely a pond" (Martine 1946:16).