advanced life support

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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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Advanced Life Support

A generic term for resuscitation manoeuvres that extend beyond basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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