What Do I Do To Get Ready to Take ACLS?

So, now it is time to go back to ACLS class. LIke many of us you are nervous about being evaluated. You realize you do not use all of the information your practice each day. Don’t worry, not many people do use all the info in ACLS every day. That is why there are refreshers every two years.

Let me help you prepare for ACLS Class:

Review the current 2010 CPR standards before you start class.
Review the alogarythyms (Hint Atropine has been taken out of PEA!)
Look up the key meds like vasopressin, epinephrine and Amiodarone
Review ECGs (Vfib, VTach, 3rd Degree blocks)
Lastly, relax, prepare and enjoy the class. Click here for more information on how to prepare for ACLS

Want to learn more about Epinephrine research? Click here

What would you like to know about to prepare for ACLS Class? Post your comment below

  1. March 18, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I’ve also found that the ACLS pre-test acts as a great study guide. Not everyone requires you to take it, but I’ve always seen a big difference between those who take the pre-test and those who don’t. And you can take the pre-test as many times as you want!

  2. April 19, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    s Andrew you are right. The ACLS pre-test is supposed to be required. Preparation = outstanding performance. I enjoy giving tips about ACLS to reduce anxiety and improve performance. Thanks for the comment.

  3. April 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Several training centers require, but technically, the PAM (Program Administrative Manual) does not require the pre-test. However, I think the AHA should require it for everyone.

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