- by AfghaniPrinzess Dec 22, '07i need to take an acls class to do a trvl assignment. im in labor n delivery..anyway iam nervousssss about the class. how hard is it? does anyone know of any study guides that are helpful? the manual is sooo long i have no clue what to focus on. helppp!!
- Dec 22, '07 by dianahAlgorithms, algorithms, algorithms (the flow charts).
Know your algorithms and meds/dosages.
- Dec 26, '07 by billythekidI agree w Diana... algorithms, meds & dosages.. Also, review the ekgs for quick recognition and to answer questions like the following:.
The patient has the following ekg strip (3rd degree block).. the patient was stable but is now c/o acute SOB and 8/10 CP w v/s of 80/50 and hr 38... what is the FIRST course of action that should be taken?
a) atropine 1.0 mg IVP
b) atropine 0.5 mg IVP
c) begin immediate TCP
d) sedate patient and begin TCP
Just an example of a question type on the exam to give you perspective. BTW, I'd go with "c"
- Dec 26, '07 by wtbcrnaQuote from AfghaniPrinzessGet the book & CD ahead of time and try to go over it. Everything you need you should be able to get in class. ACLS is a much friendlier class than it used to be in the distant past. All the facilities I have taught at try to ensure that the students pass even if it means tutoring them and then retesting them at a later date/later that afternoon.i need to take an acls class to do a trvl assignment. im in labor n delivery..anyway iam nervousssss about the class. how hard is it? does anyone know of any study guides that are helpful? the manual is sooo long i have no clue what to focus on. helppp!!
ACLS is designed to spoon feed you all the information you need as long as you put out a minimal amount of effort.
Good Luck (basic EKG recognition will probably help you the most....Asystole, V Tach, V Fib, Heart blocks, NSR, PEA)