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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.
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Advanced Life Support

A generic term for resuscitation manoeuvres that extend beyond basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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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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Neurological functioning was also superior in those receiving basic rather than advanced interventions: 21.8% who received basic life support had poor functioning, compared with 44.8% of those who received advanced life support.
Another suggestion would be to make Basic and Advanced Life Support a part of the curriculum of undergraduates or arranging workshops for the current house officers, postgraduates and consultants, to help them develop clarity on this sensitive but common issue.
A press release issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today stated, "In view of the situation arising due to the AES/JE cases in Muzaffarpur and other adjoining districts in Bihar, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has instructed for deployment of eight advanced life support ambulances (ALS) in the affected districts.
Again crews carried out advanced life support and were successfully able to restart the man's heart.
For one, the handful of therapies with solid proof are all components of basic life support; most advanced life support interventions rely on tenuous evidence.
"No matter what happens, the town of Spencer will have the same ALS (advanced life support) ambulances they have now on Tuesday morning,'' Mr.
In 22 chapters, it covers the causes and prevention of cardiac arrest; basic and advanced life support for adults, children, and newborns, as well as advanced pregnancy; and resuscitation in various hospital and out-of-hospital settings.
"The response potentially contributed to the death by delaying James Best's access to advanced life support."
Intended to provide a quick refresher or act as a “cheat sheet” for providing lifesaving care, this special section includes overviews of information that healthcare providers and first responders would typically find in an advanced cardiac life support provider manual, a pediatric advanced life support provider manual, a basic life support provider manual or a CPR/AED/first aid provider manual.
Crews immediately began advanced life support but despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
* be certified in basic life support, advanced clinical life support, neonatal advanced life support, and advanced life support in obstetrics.
Chapters are in sections on advanced life support, chief complaints, medical emergencies, surgical emergencies, trauma, environmental emergencies, and special topics such as biological and chemical terrorism and sedation.

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