heroic measures

heroic measures

In medical practice, the undertaking of a procedure or therapy in an attempt to save or sustain the life of a patient with life-threatening injuries or illness.
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If by chance our Amphitryon changes his mind and receives only Porthos and myself, why, then, we must resort to heroic measures and each give two strokes instead of one.
This theory, so far as I can see, solves the problems of introspective knowledge, without requiring heroic measures such as those proposed by Knight Dunlap, whose views we discussed in Lecture VI.
It drives the frail flesh of weak women to deeds of heroic measure. Momaya was neither frail nor weak, physically, but she was a woman, an ignorant, superstitious, African savage.
Timely steps are much more effective than last-minute heroic measures," Misra, one of the pioneers in pushing for the implementation of ACCC in the Indian hospitals, told journalists.
These are hardly heroic measures -- especially for a Democrat-controlled legislative body.
Last summer, police and prosecutors concluded that the man had killed 33 patients at a hospital in Oldenburg in northern Germany and that he had done so out of a desire to win approval by taking heroic measures trying to resuscitate them.
If this condition is detected prenatally, parental counselling is almost universally directed towards comfort care and avoidance of heroic measures after birth.
Caring does not necessarily require heroic measures. A simple smile or a cheerful greeting can make an employee or colleague's day.
Reliability can be adversely affected, but since the hook's position is determined by the slot engaging the firing pin stop, we've been stuck with a less than perfect position of the hook, or forced into heroic measures like welding up and re-cutting the slot.
"It isn't just end of life, whether you want no heroic measures at the end or do not resuscitate [orders], this is more about how you want care delivered and what would happen to you if you really got sick."
A very different novel is Heroic Measures, by Jo-Ann Power (Wild Rose Press: 2013).
No heroic measures," our sisterinlaw told the cardiac team that rushed in.