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- Sep 6, '12 by That GuyKnow your rhythms.
This site helped me a lot.
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- Sep 6, '12 by nursefrancesI started a new job recently and took PALS for it. The american heart association website has some great online courses. For instance if you need some review on the cardiac rhythms, there is an online course for it. I took the pediatric ekg rhythms class, it was around $30-35. It's a hard toss up regarding taking ACLS prior to getting a job or not. Some feel it may be a benefit to you if you are already ACLS certified prior to getting a job (you are more marketable.) But then again, it depends on which department you are hired in, not all need to be ACLS certified. Another good place to look for the ACLS book at a better price is Ebay or half.com. I would stick with the new version though, not an older book as they change things. Good luck and congrats on passing Nclex.
- Sep 6, '12 by LearningByMistakesDo NOT get an older book. It needs to be the current book as the information changes from update to update. Good luck!
- Sep 6, '12 by ♪♫ in my ♥With some diligence and Google (praise be to Sergey and Larry), you can find all of the ACLS information on the web.
Here are a few for which I can vouch:
Part 8: Adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
2010 ACLS Guidelines | ACLS Algorithms
And the grand poobah of learning EKG interpretation:
- Sep 6, '12 by Susie2310I would buy the most current version of the ACLS provider manual from the AHA, although if you sign up with an AHA approved ACLS instructor I think the book may be provided. I signed up with a medical center to take ACLS, and along with the book (provided) were cards with the algorithms printed on them (very helpful). There was also a pre-course assessment, learning exercises, plus more information on ACLS on the AHA web site. Knowledge of basic EKG interpretation was a requirement to take the course. The course covers a large amount of information, and my experience was that it requires a lot of studying.Last edit by Susie2310 on Sep 6, '12
- Sep 6, '12 by mmmRNTry your local or school library. Mine had a bunch of ACLS related books.
- Sep 7, '12 by chareAll of the 2010 AHA guidelines are available on the Circulation journal site: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/122/18_suppl_3
- Sep 7, '12 by OnlybyHisgraceRNThe book was mandatory for m ACLS class. In the beggininng of class the instructor told anyone who didn't have their book to go home. The book was and very helpful.
- Sep 9, '12 by 1busymaniamHello That Guy,
Thanks for the link. Yes fun and effective. I am in my ER for 3rd day and had time to play the game.
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