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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.

advanced life support (ALS)

a higher level of emergency medical care, usually provided by EMT-intermediates or paramedics. Typically ALS includes invasive techniques such as IV therapy, intubation, and/or drug administration.

Advanced Life Support

A generic term for resuscitation manoeuvres that extend beyond basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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.

advanced life support

; ALS system of emergency life support and training extending beyond basic ABC (airway, breathing, circulation), including administration of emergency drugs and other life-saving measures
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From among more than 4 million emergency rides to the hospital billed under Medicare, the authors analyzed 31,292 involving cardiac arrest where advanced life support was provided and 1,643 cardiac arrests where basic life support was provided.
Smith said the town is committed to the Advanced Life Support agreement, which links East Brookfield, Brookfield and North Brookfield emergency medical services, noting that the agreement is still being worked out for the shared service and that the money would be replenished in the future.
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In addition, HES offers online pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification and recertification courses, basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certification and first aid training.
2 Advanced Life Support entails a higher level of emergency medical care, including invasive techniques such as IV therapy, intubation, and/or drug administration.
Among these areas are First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), the Pediatric Advanced Life Support for children (PALS), Focused Abdominal Sonogram for Trauma (FAST), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS), Advanced Disaster Administration and Management Support (ADAM) and others.
But she was later listed as an advanced life support patient.
The DWC students presented four advanced life support workshops to an audience of about 40 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from the GCC.
The man suffered significant head injuries and crews continued advanced life support attempts.
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After going through six months of rigorous tests, the paramedic became the only woman among just a handful of instructors in Great Britain qualified to teach advanced life support techniques to ambulance crews.

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