[quote=8flood8;3198980]That link doesn't work.
In regards to the ACLS, i haven't even finished nursing school
and i am certified. The algorithms are not difficult and you are allowed to use your algorithm sheets in your megacode. (think about it, no one is going to get mad at you for looking at that sheet during a code!) The only portion of the class that was closed book was the exit exam. If your hospital is anything like the one where i took mine (Heart Hospital of Austin), you will find that the instructors are there to guide you, it isn't the ACLS of yesteryear where you have to know all of the advanced practice portions of the algorithms as well as getting a MEGAcode at the end where you see every rhythm and must convert them before you can pass.
Yes, unfortunately. they do allow this. And now when Ior my coworkers answer codes,we work with people that can't check a pulse, that haven't put a pt on the monitor, that forget a backboard, that still can't do even basic CPR, let alone identify a rhythm and suggest a drug. Time is critical and if you need to look up an algorhythm to treat a patient, they are more likely to suffer morbities and mortalities.
Give the class the respect it is due. Learn the rhythms, learn the meds. Ask questions in class. Good for you, for asking questions here.
I don't have a web site for you. but keep studying so that one day when you do go to a code, and the "leader" is looking up what to do, you will already have that med in hand if not already given.