ACLS / Code Blue,  Hospitalist

Code Blue / ACLS algorithms and Online certifications

ADULT CARDIAC ARREST ALGORITHM from VFib, polymorphic VTac, Asystole or PEA. [ADULT CARDIAC ARREST CIRCULAR ALGORITHM]

Treatable causes of cardiac arrest 5Hs and 5Ts

ADULT BRADYCARDIA WITH A PULSE ALGORITHM

ADULT TACHYCARDIA WITH A PULSE ALGORITHM

ADULT IMMEDIATE POST-CARDIAC ARREST CARE ALGORITHM

PEDIATRIC CARDIAC ARREST ALGORITHM

The above are the most important algorithms that come in handy day after day in hospital medicine. Be thorough with those.

When a patient is found to have no pulse or stops breathing, Code blue will be announced.

If it is your patient or if you are on call, you have to immediately see the patient.

There will be a code team and all of them reach the bedside immediately.

Typically, hospitalists do not do CPR themselves. Staff will do one after the other taking turns every 2 minutes.

You can access the American Heart Association guidelines here where the above algorithms are available along with all the information that one can read, learn and follow for doing codes in the hospital.

Usually, the hospitals or the institutions we work for arrange ACLS/BLS certifications on the site.

It is also possible to get ACLS/BLS certifications online but you may have to do a mega code in person.

ACLS.com

ACLSfast.com

ACLS.net

ProMedCert.com

There are a few more options to get the BLS/ACLS certifications but you have to ask your institution if they accept these online certifications.

Disclaimer: We have no affiliations with any of the above.

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