life support


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Synonyms for life support

equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions

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medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive

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Here is what the ABC poll asked: "As you may know, a woman in Florida named Terri Schiavo suffered brain damage and has been on life support for 15 years.
"A seriously ill patient has indicated that they want life support, but the doctor thinks the patient's quality of life is too low to merit life support."
'Then I saw a sign in a shop window advertising the Life Support Project and I gave them a ring.
"The interdisciplinary SABRE program will emphasize the regeneration of life support environments for space flight," Martin says.
Perhaps the most significant source of confusion for these individuals is the effort to make a moral distinction between withdrawal of life support systems (everything from ventilators to nutrition and hydration) and physician aid in dying, as proposed by the right-to-die movement.
A living will, signed by an individual and a witness, can give direction about treatments to administer or withhold if you are incompetent and about termination of life support.
Depending on the institution, certification in pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) are mandatory.
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support or PALS course, developed in 1988, has been a most welcome addition to the list of available courses to help prepare health care workers to confidently manage life-threatening emergencies.
By executing a living will, you can specify whether you want your physician to initiate or discontinue life support if you become terminally ill and unable to make the decision yourself.
Summary: Paris [France], June 29 (ANI): A top court here on late Friday ruled in favour of removing life support from a man who has been in a vegetative state since more than a decade.
The research report provides analysis and information according to life support systems market segments such as geographies, application and industry.
LONDON -- Former Punjab CM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was still on ventilator and the decision whether to remove her life support or not will be taken on Monday.
Alfie's father Tom Evans has opposed withdrawing life support for the little boy
Flanked by Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Director General International Relations CPSP, Prof Muhammad Tayyab, Director Advanced Life Support Obstetrics and senior consultants, he said that advanced training in obstetrics would definitely help decreasing mortality relating to complications during delivery.
Charlie, who was days away from his first birthday, had been on life support after being diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.