If you’re a new grad or transitioning to critical care or the ER, then you will soon be taking your ACLS certification course. This two-day class course the American Heart Association guidelines for a wide range of cardiac complications, and also covers respiratory arrest and stroke emergencies.

Taking ACLS for the first time can be intimidating, so I created this episode to help ease you into it so you’ll know what to expect and get a little head-start on studying.

In this episode I’m sharing:

  • How the two days of the ACLS class are structured
  • The arrhythmias you’ll need to be able to identify quickly
  • What the “Mega-Code” simulation is like and why it’s not as scary as you think!
  • Tips on taking the written exam
  • How to prepare for your ACLS class
  • A brief review of the key algorithms
  • A brief review of pharmacology

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