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Advanced Trauma Life Support
Area: Emergency Medical Services

A protocol for managing trauma victims and designed to maximise management in the first (“golden”) hour after trauma and ensure an optimal long-term outcome. ATLS is usually performed by a team, with one team member securing the airway, another inserting venous cannula and another exposing the patient. The team leader should constantly repeat the protocol in further assessments to stabilise the patient, and plan for further management or definitive care.

Affiliated bodies
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Committee, commission, board or association as a third party.

Agonal breathing
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Distinct abnormal pattern of breathing and brainstem reflex characterized by gasping, labored breathing, accompanied by strange vocalizations and myoclonus.

Aid Training
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Training for EMS practitioners capable of providing immediate aid to patients of different age groups.

Aid volunteers
Area: Emergency Medical Services

It is an unpaid, uncompensated workers who willingly give their time and effort to emergency preparedness and response activities

Air ambulance
Area: Emergency Medical Services

A specially equipped aircraft, typically a helicopter, used to transport sick or injured people to hospital in an emergency.

Airway management
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Airway management includes a set of manoeuvres and medical procedures performed to prevent and relieve airway obstruction. This ensures an open pathway for gas exchange between a patient's lungs and the atmosphere.

Airway management supraglotic devices
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Securing the airway with laryngeal masks.

Airway management with bag mask ventilation
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Positive pressure ventilation to patients who are not breathing or not breathing adequately.

Airway management with intubation
Area: Emergency Medical Services

Endotracheal intubation to secure the airway.

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