Limited Advanced Life Support Law & Legal Definition


Limited advanced life support is defined as special service designed to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care limited to techniques and procedures that exceed basic life support but are less than advanced life support. It includes services such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, advanced airway management, intravenous therapy, administration of specified drugs and other medicinal preparations, and other specified techniques and procedures administered by authorized personnel under the direct supervision of a base hospital as part of a local Emergency Medical Services system. In California, according to the Emergency Medical Services System and the Prehospital Emergency Medical Care Personnel Act, limited advanced life support must be administered by an emergency medical technician-II.