Today I led an ACLS class through it’s Update..
ACLS? Advanced Cardiac Life Support….
I had MDs, RNs, RTs, PAs, Medics in class.
Some were struggling a bit, now this was an Update class so they all have been through this before.
Every 2 years to keep their American Heart Association ACLS certification current.
So I used a piece I learned many, many years ago.
If the heart rate is to slow, speed it up!
If the rate is to fast, slow it down.
If what you see on the monitor is unrecognizable, shock it into something you do recognize!!
Pretty basic and a lot to consider with each.
Bunch of lights turned on and one Doc told me I should hand out cards with that info on them…