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5 04, 2019

What’s a Megacode and What Should You Do to Prepare?

By |2019-04-05T07:22:26-07:00April 5th, 2019|ACLS|Comments Off on What’s a Megacode and What Should You Do to Prepare?

Have you applied for or interviewed for a position only to be told that you would need to be evaluated with a “mega code”? Are you interested in taking an advanced certification course for your health care training but are nervous about the “mega code” that you’ve been told will be a part of the [...]

8 03, 2019

What’s the Difference Between ACLS and BLS Certification?

By |2019-03-08T10:02:19-07:00March 8th, 2019|ACLS, Basic Life Support, Education|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between ACLS and BLS Certification?

When it comes to the amount of healthcare certifications available, it can sometimes be confusing to figure out which you need and for what. BLS certification and ACLS certification programs are an excellent example, as both focus on having the proper techniques to saves lives in the event of cardiac arrest. But are they really [...]

13 02, 2019

Visual, Auditory, Reading or Kinesthetic? ACLS Instruction for Every Type of Learner

By |2019-02-19T18:22:13-07:00February 13th, 2019|ACLS, Education|Comments Off on Visual, Auditory, Reading or Kinesthetic? ACLS Instruction for Every Type of Learner

Getting your ACLS accreditation requires taking a multi-day class and passing both a written and a hands-on test in most cases. This is done to assure the instructors that you have the knowledge it takes to quickly respond to life-threatening emergencies and even to lead others around you in life-saving techniques. However, if you have [...]

8 02, 2019

5 Top Tips for Learning Your ACLS Algorithms

By |2019-02-01T07:54:28-07:00February 8th, 2019|ACLS, Classes, Education|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips for Learning Your ACLS Algorithms

Are you feeling stressed and nervous about your upcoming ACLS examination? You are certainly not alone. Nearly every person who has taken this test will admit to feeling at least some nerves as they prepped for the final examination and the mega code. However, the key for most people is to have the algorithm well-memorized. [...]

6 02, 2019

Caring for a Stroke Victim Using the Suspected Stroke Algorithm

By |2019-02-01T07:45:42-07:00February 6th, 2019|ACLS, Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Caring for a Stroke Victim Using the Suspected Stroke Algorithm

If you’ve ever known someone who has suffered from a stroke, you know that some of the symptoms can be quite visible. Now that you are a health care practitioner, you must know even more about this potentially devastating health event so that you can provide the best quality of care and the fastest help [...]

1 02, 2019

Documentation During a Life-Threatening In-Hospital Event

By |2019-02-01T07:20:41-07:00February 1st, 2019|ACLS, Education|Comments Off on Documentation During a Life-Threatening In-Hospital Event

When you’re busy trying to save your patient’s life, probably the last thing on your mind is paperwork. After all, if you’re like most health care practitioners, paperwork is always to be dreaded and is only done because it’s required to be completed by law. While documentation during a code certainly is required by law, [...]

30 01, 2019

Cardiac Arrest: First Steps as a Trained Professional

By |2019-01-28T15:08:55-07:00January 30th, 2019|ACLS, CPR|Comments Off on Cardiac Arrest: First Steps as a Trained Professional

One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of your job as a nurse, physician or other health care provider is the fact that you will be called on regularly to save lives. No matter how well you are trained and how easily you understood and passed your ACLS training, this is still a serious situation that [...]

15 01, 2019

Understanding the 2015 Changes to ACLS Guidelines

By |2019-01-16T08:40:44-07:00January 15th, 2019|ACLS|Comments Off on Understanding the 2015 Changes to ACLS Guidelines

The American Heart Association comes out with a new version of their guidelines for BLS and ACLS every five years. Changes to the guidelines are designed to reflect current research and care standards with an emphasis put on the ultimate survival of every patient. The most recent set of guidelines came out in 2015, and [...]

28 12, 2018

5 Tips for Passing Your ACLS Examination the First Time

By |2018-12-19T05:14:18-07:00December 28th, 2018|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Career Programs|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Passing Your ACLS Examination the First Time

It can be scary to take an Advanced Cardiac Life Support class for the first time. You may feel totally out of your element and may feel as if you know less than any of the others around you. While these feelings of low confidence are normal, you can do some things yourself to improve [...]

26 12, 2018

The Most Commonly Used Drugs in Advanced Cardiac Life Support

By |2018-12-19T05:14:11-07:00December 26th, 2018|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on The Most Commonly Used Drugs in Advanced Cardiac Life Support

When you are helping patients in a health care facility, medications become an integral part of many of your treatments. This is especially true in the case of life-threatening conditions when code blues are called. As you study your algorithms in preparation for your ACLS certification or renewal, you’ll quickly find that the following medications [...]