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Session 22 – Anatomy

Session 23 – Intro to Cardiac

Cardiac Anatomy

Action Potential

Basics of Electrophysiology

ECG Theory Leads

ECG Waves Segments Intervals

ECG Approach to interpretation

Session 24 – Sinus Rhythms

ECG Sinus Rhythms

Session 25 – Atrial Rhythms

ECG Atrial Rhythms

Session 26 – Sinus and Atrial Treatments

Treatment of sinus and atrial rhythms – see session 30

Transcutaneous pacing – see EMS procedures

Synchronized cardioversion – see EMS procedures

Session 27 – Assessment

Session 28 – Junctional Rhythms

ECG Junctional Rhythms

Session 29 – Heart Blocks

ECG Heart Blocks

Session 30 – Junctional and Heart block treatment

ECG Treatment Decision Tree

Treatment algorithms

Slow rhythms

Fast rhythms

AHA ACLS ACS Algorithm

Asystole / PEA / VF / VT


Electrical therapy

Transcutaneous pacing – see EMS procedures

Synchronized cardioversion – see EMS procedures

Session 31 – Assessment

Session 32 – Ventricular Rhythms

ECG Ventricular Rhythms

Session 33 – Paced Rhythms

ECG Paced Rhythms

Session 34 – Ventricular and Paced Treatment

Cardiac rhythm treatment decision tree same as session 30

Transcutaneous pacing – see EMS procedures

Synchronized cardioversion – see EMS procedures

Session 36 – Intermediate Cardiology

Session 36b – Chest Pain

Session 36c – Introduction to 12 lead ECGs

Session 36d – 12 lead ECG Practice

Session 36e – Scenario Based ECGs

Session 37 – Axis Deviation

ECG 12 Lead Axis Deviation

Session 38 – Chamber Enlargement

ECG 12 Lead Chamber Enlargement

Session 39 – Conduction System

ECG 12 Lead Conduction System Abnormalities

Session 40 – ACLS

2020 AHA Guidelines (All) – this link allows you to navigate to all the web-based integrated guidelines.  All of the links below can be found using this link.

General approach to ACLS – it’s all super important, kinda.  Much of the stuff we do hasn’t really done anything to improve patient outcomes.  A few things make a huge difference – uninterrupted chest compressions, early defibrillation, recognition of AMI, transport to cardiac intervention facility, post ROSC care.  So, do not study everything found in the links below.  Focus on the algorithms.  Focus on the things you know we do here.  Focus on medications we carry.  Browse through the rest so that you’re generally familiar with the concepts presented and be able to find the information if you need it.  I believe the average reader (average speed) will need about 8 hours to get through the material.  That’s time to go through everything, take notes, study the algorithms, be familiar with what parts cover what general material.

Review the following in the order presented:

2020 ACLS Algorithms and Reading – tons of great information – focus on algorithms and be sure to understand the sequence of actions, medications, and therapies listed in each.

2020 Adult BLS – you don’t need to read or recall everything here – browse through it, know the basic concepts, understand what’s hot and what’s not.

2020 Post Arrest Care – section 7.6 – know the algorithm stone cold (get it??) – don’t waste time memorizing medication dosages for things we don’t carry here.

2020 Special Arrest Situations – again, algorithms, OOH centric information, important to understand and have general knowledge of primary treatments, perhaps first or second adjunct treatment options. You don’t need to memorize everything but rather know where to find out.

2020 Alternative Devices in Resuscitation – section 6.2 – super quick read – compilation of what the literature says about tools and techniques we employ – check out the section on mechanical compression devices (LUCAS), impedance threshold devices, etc. Should take you no more than 8-10 minutes.

Lastly, you must complete the ACLS pretest. The Access Code is ACLS15


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