Talk:Advanced life support

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removed algorithm as it is incorrect, in ACLS it is 6 h's and 6 t's see cardiac arrest for correct h's and t's. I will place a new correct algorithm. Medicellis (talk) 04:01, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Clumsily written sentence[edit]

Advanced life support (ALS) implies that an emergency medical technician (EMT) is capable of performing advanced life support skills as either an EMT-I (Intermediate) or an EMT-P (paramedic), commonly referred to simply as a paramedic or medic.

The repetition of the phrase "advanced life support" in a way that makes this a circular definition is not the only instance of clumsy thinking in the composition of this sentence. Michael Hardy (talk) 16:21, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Merger Proposal with ACLS[edit]

It's obvious that both the ALS and ACLS pages share content; and at least here the the UK, we use the term ALS instead of ACLS. I feel that the articles should be merged and reviewed; both pages are in need of major updates. I am quite happy to do this, I just don't want to upset anyone by getting started. FinalCoyote (talk) 15:56, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

These are different. ALS descriptors a type of paramedic. ACLS is a technique.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:39, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
I agree, they are different. ALS could discuss eCPR, ECMO, ACLS, ATLS, mechanical ventilation and other methods of advanced life support, and the difference between what is considered basic and what is advanced. | pulmonological talkcontribs 16:41, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

These should remain seperate. ALS, at least in the states refers to various advanced procedures but are not specific to ACLS related procedures. Jmtaylor90 (talk) 15:27, 2 January 2012 (UTC)jmtaylor90

Absolutely not. ACLS is only a small part of ALS. Trying to merge these two topics would be the same as trying to merge "Automobile" with "Chevrolet"--Arctikkat (talk) 20:04, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

In view of the lack of consensus I have removed the two tags. LT90001 (talk) 09:57, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

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