Tuesday, May 4, 2010

ALS and BLS

I learned something new tonight. There are two different categories for an ambulance. It will either be an ALS (Advanced Life Support) or BLS (Basic Life Support). BLS typically do not carry epinepherine, while ALS does. ALS is better equipped to deal with anaphylaxis. When I spoke with the EMT near the weekend home a couple of weeks ago, she mentioned ALS. I had no idea what it meant, and kind of smiled and nodded like I did know. So, according to her, my parents' weekend house has an ALS paramedic less than 5 minutes away. Good to know!

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