life support measures

life support measures

Intensive care The care provided to a profoundly obtunded or moribund Pt, usually in an ICU to maintain a stable and/or 'compensated' clinical state, which requires 24-hr monitoring. See Advance directive, DNR orders.
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When paramedics got to the scene on the 4000 block of North Terramere Drive Monday afternoon, they took over care of the victim and introduced advanced life support measures. They then took him to Northwest Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m., authorities said.
As the paramedic began basic life support measures, the mother told him "she found him like it" and "he had not been well for a couple of days".
This puts more responsibility on EMS and emergency physicians who should be able to recognize this and provide immediate life support measures. Our emergency physicians in consultation with medical toxicologist promptly diagnosed the case and provided life support measures resulting in good outcome.
His family allegedly requested that life support measures and intravenous fluids be discontinued, to which the doctors complied, and the patient died 6 days later.
Earlier lawyers for the HSE told the court its position was that, based on the medical evidence to be called, there was no reasonable prospect of the unborn child being born alive if life support measures were continued.
Paramedics are licensed EMTs who are then trained in advanced life support measures including venipuncture, intravenous therapy, medication administration, arrhythmia interpretation, and defibrillation.
Often, the most critical life support measures are effective only if started immediately.
The Court of Appeal made a distinction between withholding life support measures right from the outset and withdrawing them after doctors consider them to be medically useless.
Life support measures in the UK and around the world - such as the "cash for bangers" scrappage scheme - will soon be at an end, and the looming belttightening ahead in the public sector also threatens prospects.
Life support measures in the UK and around the world - such as the "cash for bangers" scrappage scheme - will soon be at an end and the looming belt-tightening ahead in the public sector also threatens prospects.
The patient was placed on life support measures (she had breathing assistance not long after the initial surgery).
At the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the intensive care unit (ICU) is a highly specialized unit where the majority of the children are critically ill, often requiring life support measures, or they are so profoundly ill that life support measures are anticipated.