20 03, 2020

Problems with Excessive Ventilation During ACLS

By |2020-03-20T12:51:19-07:00March 20th, 2020|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Education|0 Comments

At some point in your career, you have probably dealt with a patient who was hyperventilating. This is generally referred to as respirations greater than 20 per minute. When respirations become much faster than that, oxygen levels drop and your patient begins to feel lightheaded or dizzy. However, even when your patient cannot control his [...]

13 03, 2020

The H’s and T’s of ACLS

By |2020-03-12T23:50:46-07:00March 13th, 2020|ACLS, Education|0 Comments

When treating any patient, it is important to recognize what underlying concerns could be causing the present issue. Not only will this help you decide upon the correct treatment method, but also it will help you treat your patient in a more time-conscious manner. This is particularly important when treating patients with life-threatening conditions. When [...]

6 03, 2020

ACLS and PALS Medications to Study

By |2020-03-05T21:02:39-08:00March 6th, 2020|ACLS, Advanced Nursing|0 Comments

An in-depth look at ACLS and PALS certification classes and their respective study booklets will quickly show you that there are numerous medications that can be used for every algorithm. While all of these medications are important and will probably be used on your floor or in your emergency department at one point or another, some of them are more likely to be seen on your certification examination and during your mega code. Therefore, focusing on the classification, dosages and usages of the following medications is most helpful for your limited study time.

31 01, 2020

The Most Forgotten ACLS Algorithms

By |2020-03-01T18:56:52-08:00January 31st, 2020|ACLS|Comments Off on The Most Forgotten ACLS Algorithms

Because ventricular fibrillation, or V-fib, is so commonly seen and is so dangerous, it's typically a primary focus in any ACLS class. However, you should also focus sufficient time on the following two algorithms, frequently forgotten by well-meaning students.

18 09, 2019

Save Time and Money with a Continuing Education Renewal Bundle

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-07:00September 18th, 2019|ACLS, Basic Life Support Articles, Education|Comments Off on Save Time and Money with a Continuing Education Renewal Bundle

As a health care professional, your time is valuable. Working such a demanding job can take a toll on your mind and your body, and you need to treat your time off work as something incredibly important. Although continuing education is vital to maintaining your professional certifications and state licensure, you certainly do not want [...]

24 07, 2019

ACLS Drugs Based on EKG Interpretation

By |2019-07-23T21:53:32-07:00July 24th, 2019|ACLS, Education|Comments Off on ACLS Drugs Based on EKG Interpretation

One of the biggest differences between having a BLS certification and a more advanced ACLS certification is the difference in what you will be allowed to do during a code. While BLS focuses on the basic life support skills of CPR, ACLS builds on that information with more advanced knowledge of how to respond to [...]

17 07, 2019

Get Your ACLS Certification and Watch Your Career Grow

By |2019-10-23T10:05:00-07:00July 17th, 2019|ACLS|Comments Off on Get Your ACLS Certification and Watch Your Career Grow

Advanced cardiac life support certification or ACLS is a great training class for many types of health care providers, especially for those who are frequently called upon to provide direct life-saving care to their patients. Even if your nursing unit or health care organization does not require you to carry this certification, you may be [...]

3 05, 2019

V-Tach: When to Worry and When to Treat

By |2019-04-24T08:54:11-07:00May 3rd, 2019|ACLS, Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on V-Tach: When to Worry and When to Treat

The key to responding appropriately to your patients when they’re in life-threatening situations is to be able to recognize what the problem is quickly and to get them the appropriate treatment without delay. However, their symptoms may not always match up with what you believe the EKG rhythm is showing. One of the most potent [...]

26 04, 2019

The Basics of Using an AED and How to Learn More

By |2019-04-17T15:12:57-07:00April 26th, 2019|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Basic Life Support Articles, Classes, CPR Training Articles, Education|Comments Off on The Basics of Using an AED and How to Learn More

Do you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? When someone’s heart stops, you can’t simply rely on what you’ve seen on television shows to guide your resuscitation attempts. Instead, you need solid, science-based knowledge. AEDs have proven to be the best options for saving lives in many scenarios, especially in out-of-hospital, community emergencies. [...]