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Abbreviation for:
backward light scatter
bare lymphocyte syndrome
Basic Life Support (Medspeak-UK)
big liver and spleen (Medspeak-UK)
blind loop syndrome
blood and lymphatic system
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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 life support

Abbreviation: BLS
1. A level of out-of-hospital emergency service.
2. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
See: defibrillation; defibrillator
See also: life support
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Abbrev. for basic life support.
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