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life support

n.
A life-support system: a patient on life support.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life support - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditionslife support - equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions; "the astronauts relied on their life-support systems"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
2.life support - medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive; "the patient is on life support"
equipment - an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service
Translations

life support

n (Med) → lebenserhaltende Apparate pl; she’s on life supportsie wird künstlich am Leben erhalten
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[1.] Advanced Trauma Life Support. Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons.
Educational and clinical impact of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses: a systematic review.
(9) the PTS is patterned after the evaluation process of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and it is specifically designed for the triage of children with traumatic injury.
He worked with the American College of Surgeons to develop an Advanced Trauma Life Support Program and a PHTLS Program that have become world standards.
Traditionally, patients undergoing surgery for traumatic injuries have been managed with a liberal IV fluid strategy, as recommended by the Advanced Trauma Life Support Student Course of the American College of Surgeons.
Upon arrival, a trauma work-up was initiated by ED physicians, with strict adherence to Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocol.
"People don't think [accidents] are preventable, and when they happen people don't know how to treat them," said George Abi Sd, national chairman of the Advanced Trauma Life Support program in Lebanon.
[5.] Advanced Trauma Life Support. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_trauma_life_support (accessed 2 August 2013).
Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) curriculum advocates rapid infusion of up to 2 L of warmed isotonic crystalloid solution for any hypovolemic, to restore normal BP and urine output.
He was an Advanced Life Support, and an Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the first Qatar Surgical Society Symposium and the third Annual Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for Middle East and North Africa (Mena) Conference, organised by HMC during February 25-27, with the participation of almost 250 experts of surgery and ATLS from Mena region, Europe and North America.
Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the 1st Qatar Surgical Society Symposium and 3rd Advanced Trauma Life Support Conference for MENA hosted by the HMC, Dr Hassan al Thani, head of trauma, vascular and general surgery at HMCTrauma Centre, said that around 4,000 of the total number of cases received at the centre were of orthopaedic injuries such as broken bones, which are usually suffered in motor vehicle collisions.

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