I am a new RN and signed up to take my ACLS "skills session" in a week (this is a hybrid course, online prep work and then in-person skills checkoff). I have been doing all of the online prep, memorizing the algorithms, and walking through the case studies and practice exams.
My question is for those of you who have taken a hybrid online/skills session type course: what all is involved in the skills session? Specifically, will i be "placing an IV" on a manikin, intubating, pushing actual "drugs" into the manikin, hooking up the 12-lead...?
I know these seem like silly questions, but I've never hooked up an IV or intubated and just want to take proper time to prep ahead of time if I will be doing those parts during the actual checkoff.
And yes, I know - I know I'm taking on a big challenge trying to pass as a new grad - but I am already signed up for the session and I am committed to giving it my best. Please don't be unkind and tell me I'm an idiot and completely screwed.
Thanks for any insight on what I should prepare for during the megacode checkoff!
If I passed it as respitory therapist student,
& then again as ER nurse,Chou will be fine....
It is done as a team....
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