life support measures

life support measures

Intensive care The care provided to a profoundly obtunded or moribund Pt, usually in an ICU to maintain a stable and/or 'compensated' clinical state, which requires 24-hr monitoring. See Advance directive, DNR orders.
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ALS (paramedic) squads typically follow within minutes to provide advanced life support measures after the BLS squads have stabilized the patient.
Earlier lawyers for the HSE told the court its position was that, based on the medical evidence to be called, there was no reasonable prospect of the unborn child being born alive if life support measures were continued.
Paramedics are licensed EMTs who are then trained in advanced life support measures including venipuncture, intravenous therapy, medication administration, arrhythmia interpretation, and defibrillation.
Often, the most critical life support measures are effective only if started immediately.
The Court of Appeal made a distinction between withholding life support measures right from the outset and withdrawing them after doctors consider them to be medically useless.
Life support measures in the UK and around the world - such as the "cash for bangers" scrappage scheme - will soon be at an end, and the looming belttightening ahead in the public sector also threatens prospects.
Life support measures in the UK and around the world - such as the "cash for bangers" scrappage scheme - will soon be at an end and the looming belt-tightening ahead in the public sector also threatens prospects.
The patient was placed on life support measures (she had breathing assistance not long after the initial surgery).
At the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the intensive care unit (ICU) is a highly specialized unit where the majority of the children are critically ill, often requiring life support measures, or they are so profoundly ill that life support measures are anticipated.
In human services, evolving questions of privacy, the use of extraordinary life support measures, automated screening and intake, and outsourcing and offshoring are emerging as issues for APHSA's leaders.
A senior judge gave permission yesterday for life support measures to be withdrawn from a father of three who has been in a "persistent vegetative state" since suffering an "appalling" assault by a neighbour nearly four years ago.
A veteran Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedic administered advanced life support measures while rushing the boy to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, where we are told life-saving efforts are continuing.