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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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Certification/recertification skills for BCLS, ACLS, PALS where updates to current practice standards and re-validation of practice skills are required to maintain competency.
Most BCLS contract personnel were British expatriates who faced internment for the duration of the war.
BCLS expatriate personnel in the group of escapees to Australia via Pontianak
Relinquishing its rights to mineral mining and treatment rights other than gold and mercury did not prevent BCLS from trading in other minerals and the company made occasional purchases and shipments of "very mixed [antimony] ores" from 1920 to 1940 (Martine 1946: 42).
In the early 20th century, BCLS became involved with Bodoek Concessions Ltd.
Trading by BCLS in the early years and until the early 20th century excluded imports, other than for the company's own requirements which were mainly drawn from BCL Singapore (Martine 1946:8).
6) As mentioned earlier, the sago trade had attracted the attention of BCLS, which had built a sago mill in Mukah that began operating in May 1862, and opened a Mukah branch office (Martine 1946:6, Helms 1882:212).
The grant awards in Houston are as follows: City Organization IOLTA BCLS Total Houston Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse 33,000 54,000 87,000 Houston Immigration Coalition: Houston -Catholic Charities - Galveston/Houston 30,000 26,000 56,000 Houston -University of Houston Law School 28,000 28,000 Houston -YMCA International Services 30,000 25,000 55,000 Houston Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program 118,000 30,000 148,000 Houston NAACP - Houston (Legal Redress Program) 49,000 35,000 84,000 Houston South Texas College of Law 28,000 28,000 Houston Total 316,000 170,000 486,000
The grant awards in Dallas and Fort Worth are as follows: City Organization IOLTA BCLS Total Dallas Catholic Charities of Dallas 36,000 38,000 74,000 Dallas Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund 35,000 21,000 56,000 Dallas Dallas Legal Hospice 55,000 55,000 Dallas Housing Crisis Center 29,000 21,000 50,000 Dallas Legal Services of North Texas(a) 321,000 196,000 517,000 Dallas Total 476,000 276,000 276,000 (a) Legal Services of North Texas provides services in the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Fannin, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman and Rockwall.
Fund Program Name IOLTA BCLS CVCLS Total Grants Grants Grants City Funding Period 3/1/02- 3/1/02- 3/1/02- 12/31/02 12/31/02 8/31/03 Dallas Catholic Charities of Dallas 29,360 31,210 66,550 127,120 Dallas Dallas Bar Association Community Service Fund 28,260 17,015 0 45,275 Dallas Dallas Legal Hospice 43,495 0 0 43,495 Dallas Housing Crisis Center 23,185 17,015 0 40,200 Dallas Legal Services of North Texas(a) 253,590 159,225 442,840 855,655 Dallas Total 377,890 224,465 509,390 $1,111,745 Ft.
The grant awards in San Antonio are as follows: Fund Account San Antonio Program Name IOLTA BCLS CVCLS Total Funding Period 3/1/02- 3/1/02- 3/1/02- 12/31/02 12/31/02 8/31/03 Mexican American Legal and Defense Fund 31,166 0 0 31,166 Family Violence Prevention Services Inc.