Definitions for "Advanced Life Support"
Advanced life support skills performed by an EMS practitioner or service, e.g. intravenous fluids and drug administration.
refers to a certain level of care that may be provided to a patient by rescue squad members, if necessary. Members trained in Advanced Life Support techniques are often referred to as ALS providers. Among other procedures, ALS providers are able to administer certain life-saving medications, perform advanced monitoring of heart rhythms, and are trained to perform advanced procedures to open and manage a patient's airway.
Allowable procedures and techniques utilized by EMT-P and EMT-II personnel to stabilize critically sick and injured patient(s) which exceed Basic Life Support procedures.