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Blended ACLS skill session

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by Savannajohnson40 Savannajohnson40 (New Member) New Member

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Has anyone taking the online blended ACLS class and completed the skills session in person? Can anyone let me know what to expect??

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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I did one in October. The computer based scenarios are timed so I killed a lot of pts before I figured out which button did what - lol.

It took forever, not because I didn't know what to do but because I didn't know HOW to do in the scenario.

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Kallie3006 has 6 years experience as a ADN and works as a Jack of all trades, master of none.

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I've done this at 2 different hospitals. One I did the online portion and only had to do compressions for the in person part and the second did the online and had to complete a mega code

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applewhitern has 30 years experience.

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Just be sure your facility will accept the online portion; mine won't.

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Yes - it was hospital-based and instead of the chest-only manikin I had full "bodies" in a bed in their SIM lab. I thought it was the best 30 minutes of CPR practice that I've had in a decade (I've only had to do real CPR once). Allow the full time for the practice, though. My manikin was a little tricky when it came to going back and forth with the mask.

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laflaca has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Public High School Nurse.

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I did one in October. The computer based scenarios are timed so I killed a lot of pts before I figured out which button did what - lol.

Same for me...I normally prefer online learning but I thought the ACLS program was awkwardly designed, and I wished I'd just sucked it up to attend the in-person class. Lots of futzing around trying to figure out which menu "oxygen" was under, etc, while the patient died!

The hands-on was a basic CPR demo, naming rhythms I think, and then a megacode.

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