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ba·sic life sup·port

(bā'sik līf sŭ-pōrt'),
Emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation; control of bleeding; treatment of shock, acidosis, and poisoning; stabilization of injuries and wounds; and basic first aid.

basic life support (BLS)

Etymology: Gk, basis, foundation; AS, lif + L, supportare, to bring up to
emergency treatment of a victim of cardiac or respiratory arrest through cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care.

basic life support

The constellation of emergency procedures needed to ensure a person’s immediate survival, including CPR, control of bleeding, treatment of shock and poisoning, stabilisation of injuries and/or wounds, and basic first aid.

basic life support

Emergency medicine The constellation of emergency procedures needed to ensure a person's immediate survival, including CPR, control of bleeding, treatment of shock and poisoning, stabilization of injuries and/or wounds, and basic first aid. Cf Advanced life support.

ba·sic life sup·port

(bā'sik līf sŭ-pōrt')
Provision of resuscitation and management and assessment of life-threatening conditions.

basic life support

; BLS maintenance of circulation of oxygenated blood to the brain in a collapsed patient, by external cardiac massage (chest compressions; CCs); CCs are administered at the rate of 100 compressions per minute with the patient's airway held in the open position (supine patient, head tilted back, neck extended, lower jaw pulled forward); 30 CCs (i.e. at 100/min) may be alternated with two rescue breaths, administered by the rescuer, or an assistant (see respiration); BLS is continued until normal heart function resumes and the patient breathes spontaneously, or until the patient can be passed to the emergency rescue services for ongoing care

ba·sic life sup·port

(bā'sik līf sŭ-pōrt')
Emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation; con-trol of bleeding; treatment of shock, acidosis, and poisoning; stabilization of injuries and wounds; and basic first aid.

basic life support (BLS),

n fundamental emergency treatment consisting of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or emergency cardiac care (ECC) that is provided until more precise medical treatment can begin.
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