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ad·vanced life sup·port (ALS),

(ad-vanst' līf sŭp-ōrt'),
Definitive emergency medical care that may include defibrillation, airway management, and use of drugs and medications. Compare: basic life support.

advanced life support (ALS)

a higher level of emergency medical care, usually provided by EMT-intermediates or paramedics. Typically ALS includes invasive techniques such as IV therapy, intubation, and/or drug administration.

Advanced Life Support

A generic term for resuscitation manoeuvres that extend beyond basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

advanced life support

Emergency medicine A generic term for resuscitation efforts that extend beyond basic CPR
Advanced life support methods
Advanced ventilatory support,
eg tracheal intubation, pharyngotracheal lumen airway, esophageal obturator airway, transtracheal catheter ventilation
IV access
Correction of acidosis
Diagnostic tests,
eg EKG, arterial blood gases
Treat arrhythmias,
either with drugs or electroconversion
Advanced perfusion support.
Cf Basic life support.

advanced life support

; ALS system of emergency life support and training extending beyond basic ABC (airway, breathing, circulation), including administration of emergency drugs and other life-saving measures
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The advanced life support service, with three full-time paramedics providing 24-7 coverage, cost $540,000 a year.
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The paramedic immediately commenced CPR and was quickly joined by colleagues to continue advanced life support.
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Selectmen are also concerned about funding for around-the-clock advanced life support coverage for the ambulance service and the money for a new ambulance.
The city charges $449 for basic life support and $692 for advanced life support.
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Advanced life support was carried out at the scene but nothing could be done to save him.
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Topics include airway management and ventilation, management of cardiac arrhythmias, defibrillation and electrical cardioversion, advanced life support, anaphylaxis, special situations like hypothermia and poisoning, post-resuscitation care, bereavement, record-keeping and audit, legal and ethical issues, and resuscitation training.
While the department currently has seven full-time positions, Kochanowski and McGinn are two of three full-time firefighters in the department trained in advanced life support services (ALS).
During its first week, the Advanced Life Support squads in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley responded to 83 calls.

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