AHA ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP, PEARS, ACLS EP, PHTLS and Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 Catherine Brinkley (719) 551-1222 email: admin@savingamericanhearts.com

AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Heartcode ACLS Parts 2 and 3 Hands on Skills Testing Sessions at Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 202 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (719) 551-1222

AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Heartcode ACLS Parts 2 and 3 Hands on Skills Testing Sessions
AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Heartcode ACLS Parts 2 and 3 Hands on Skills Testing Sessions
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American Heart Association 2015 ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Skills Session: 







AHA 2015 ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support Heartcode ACLS Parts 2 and 3 Hands on Skills Testing Sessions at Saving American Hearts, Inc 6165 Lehman Drive Suite 209 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918 (719) 551-1222.

Upon successful completion of the course, your AHA ACLS Provider card will be issued on the same day at the end of the class.

HeartCode� ACLS Part 1 HeartCode� ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association (AHA).

HeartCode� ACLS skills session is the hands-on portion of an AHA eLearning course and includes Parts 2 and 3�skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online.

If you have completed an Online American Heart Association ACLS Course called ACLS Heartcode Part 1, then you may select this option. All written testing is done online and you need only complete the hands on testing. This class typically takes 1 � hours depending on how much hands on practice is needed before the testing is done. To come to this class you need to complete the Heartcode ACLS Part 1 online testing and bring that certificate with you to class. Heartcode ACLS Part 2 consists of hands on practice Heartcode ACLS Part 3 is testing. You may ask the instructor questions and practice until you are comfortable, before being tested.

You will first practice and then be tested on your BLS Skills for 1 and 2 person rescuer on an adult and the use of an AED and 1 Megacode Scenario as well as one Bag-Mask Ventilation Scenario.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Skills Sessions:

To come to this class you need to complete the Heartcode ACLS Part 1 online testing and bring that certificate with you to class. Heartcode Part 2 consists of hands on practice Heartcode Part 3 is testing. You may ask the instructor questions and practice until you are comfortable, before being tested.

You will first pracice and then be tested on your BLS Skills for 1 and 2 person rescuer on an adult and the use of an AED and 1 Megacode Scenario as well as one Bag-Mask Ventilation Scenario.

What is an ACLS Skills Test Like?

You will first practice and then be tested on:

1). A Bag-Mask Ventilation Scenario

2). 1 Rescuer Adult CPR with a bag mask and AED

3). One Megacode scenario



Here are the details of each:

ACLS Bag Mask Ventilation Testing Checklist:

BLS Survey and Interventions

STEP 1:

Student Checks for responsiveness

* Taps and shouts, "Are you alright ?"

* Scans the chest for movement (5-10 seconds)

STEP 2:

Student activates the emergency response system and gets the AED OR Directs second rescuer to activate the emergency response system and get the AED

STEP 3:

Checks carotid pulse (5-10 seconds) Notes that pulse is present Does not initiate chest compressions or attach AED Performs ventilations at the correct rate of 1 breath every 5-6 seconds (10-12 breaths per minute) with a bag-mask device

Inserts oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal airway Administers oxygen Performs correct bag-mask ventilation for 1 minute Gives proper ventilation-rate and volume

END OF BAG MASK VENTILATION SKILLS CHECK



ACLS CPR TESTING CHECKLIST

STEP 1:

Student Checks for responsiveness

* Taps and shouts, "Are you alright ?"

* Scans the chest for movement (5-10 seconds)

STEP 2:

Tells someone to activate the emergency response system and get the AED

STEP 3:

Checks carotid pulse (minimum 5 seconds: maximum 10 seconds)

STEP 4:

Bares patient's chest and locates CPR hand position

STEP 5:

Delivers first cycle of compressions at correct rate (acceptable: 18 seconds or less for 30 compressions)

STEP 6:

Gives 2 breaths each over 1 second

STEP 7:

Delivers second cycle of compressions at correct hand position (acceptable: greater than 23 of 30 compressions)

STEP 8:

Gives 2 breaths (1 second each) with visible chest rise

END OF ACLS CPR TESTING SKILLS CHECK





ACLS MEGACODE TESTING CHECKLIST

THERE ARE 6 DIFFERENT MEGACODE SCENARIOS YOU ONLY HAVE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE 1

Cases 1 and 2 are combined into a single megacode scenario

CASE 1 AND 2 Bradycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to Asystole to ROSC

Team Leader:

* Ensures high-quality CPR at all times

* Assigns team member roles

* Ensures that team members perform well

Bradycardia Management

* Starts oxygen if needed, places monitor, starts IV

* Places monitor leads in proper position

* Recognizes symptomatic bradycardia

* Administers correct dose of atropine

* Prepares for second-line treatment

VF/Pulseless VT Management

* Recognizes VF

* Clears before ANALYZE and SHOCK

* Immediately resumes CPR after shocks

* Appropriate airway management

* Appropriate cycles of drug-rhythm check/shock-CPR

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

Asystole Management

* Recognizes Asystole

* Verbalizes potential reversible causes of asystole/PEA (H's and T's)

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

* Immediately resumes CPR after rhythm checks

Post Cardiac Arrest Care

* Identifies ROSC

* Ensures BP and 12-lead ECG are performed, O2 saturation is monitored, verbalizes need for endotracheal intubation and waveform capnography, and orders laboratory tests

* Considers therapeutic hypothermia

END OF MEGACODE TESTING FOR Bradycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to Asystole to ROSC





CASE 3 and CASE 5 are exactly the same Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC

Team Leader:

* Ensures high-quality CPR at all times

* Assigns team member roles

* Ensures that team members perform well

Tachycardia Management

* Starts oxygen if needed, places monitor, starts IV

* Places monitor leads in proper position

* Recognizes unstable tachycardia

* Recognizes symptoms due to tachycardia

* Performs immediate synchronized cardioversion

VF/Pulseless VT Management

* Recognizes VF

* Clears before ANALYZE and SHOCK

* Immediately resumes CPR after shocks

* Appropriate airway management

* Appropriate cycles of drug-rhythm check/shock-CPR

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

PEA Management

* Recognizes PEA

* Verbalizes potential reversible causes of asystole/PEA (H's and T's)

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

* Immediately resumes CPR after rhythm checks

Post Cardiac Arrest Care

* Identifies ROSC

* Ensures BP and 12-lead ECG are performed, O2 saturation is monitored, verbalizes need for endotracheal intubation and waveform capnography, and orders laboratory tests

* Considers therapeutic hypothermia

END OF MEGACODE TESTING FOR Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC





CASE 4 and CASE 6 are exactly the same

Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC

Team Leader:

* Ensures high-quality CPR at all times

* Assigns team member roles

* Ensures that team members perform well

Tachycardia Management

* Starts oxygen if needed, places monitor, starts IV

* Places monitor leads in proper position

* Recognizes tachycardia (specific diagnosis)

* Recognizes no symptoms due to tachycardia

* Attempts vagal maneuvers

* Gives appropriate initial drug therapy

VF/Pulseless VT Management

* Recognizes VF

* Clears before ANALYZE and SHOCK

* Immediately resumes CPR after shocks

* Appropriate airway management

* Appropriate cycles of drug-rhythm check/shock-CPR

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

PEA Management

* Recognizes PEA

* Verbalizes potential reversible causes of asystole/PEA (H's and T's)

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

* Immediately resumes CPR after rhythm checks

Post Cardiac Arrest Care

* Identifies ROSC

* Ensures BP and 12-lead ECG are performed, O2 saturation is monitored, verbalizes need for endotracheal intubation and waveform capnography, and orders laboratory tests

* Considers therapeutic hypothermia

END OF MEGACODE TESTING FOR Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC



CASE 5 (Exactly the same as Case 3) Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC

Team Leader:

* Ensures high-quality CPR at all times

* Assigns team member roles

* Ensures that team members perform well

Tachycardia Management

* Starts oxygen if needed, places monitor, starts IV

* Places monitor leads in proper position

* Recognizes unstable tachycardia

* Recognizes symptoms due to tachycardia

* Performs immediate synchronized cardioversion

VF/Pulseless VT Management

* Recognizes VF

* Clears before ANALYZE and SHOCK

* Immediatley resumes CPR after shocks

* Appropriate airway management

* Appropriate cycles of drug-rhythm check/shock-CPR

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

PEA Management

* Recognizes PEA

* Verbalizes potential reversible causes of asystole/PEA (H's and T's)

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

* Immediately resumes CPR after rhythm checks

Post Cardiac Arrest Care

* Identifies ROSC

* Ensures BP and 12-lead ECG are performed, O2 saturation is monitored, verbalizes need for endotracheal intubation and waveform capnography, and orders laboratory tests * Considers therapeutic hypothermia

END OF MEGACODE TESTING FOR Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC



CASE 6 (Exactly the same as Case 4)

Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC

Team Leader:

* Ensures high-quality CPR at all times

* Assigns team member roles

* Ensures that team members perform well

Tachycardia Management

* Starts oxygen if needed, places monitor, starts IV

* Places monitor leads in proper position

* Recognizes tachycardia (specific diagnosis)

* Recognizes no symptoms due to tachycardia

* Attempts vagal maneuvers

* Gives appropriate initial drug therapy

VF/Pulseless VT Management

* Recognizes VF

* Clears before ANALYZE and SHOCK

* Immediately resumes CPR after shocks

* Appropriate airway management

* Appropriate cycles of drug-rhythm check/shock-CPR

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

PEA Management

* Recognizes PEA

* Verbalizes potential reversible causes of asystole/PEA (H's and T's)

* Administers appropriate drug(s) and doses

* Immediately resumes CPR after rhythm checks

Post Cardiac Arrest Care

* Identifies ROSC

* Ensures BP and 12-lead ECG are performed, O2 saturation is monitored, verbalizes need for endotracheal intubation and waveform capnography, and orders laboratory tests

* Considers therapeutic hypothermia



END OF MEGACODE TESTING FOR Tachycardia to VF/Pulseless VT to PEA to ROSC

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