As a physician, you are required to maintain licensure in the state where you practice. In order to maintain licensure, you must meet various requirements. One requirement all physicians must meet involves participating in various continuing medical education, or CME, activities. CME is also required for certification from various authorities in the field, as well as for membership in certain professional organizations.
In ACLS certification, you will learn about airway management. There are two categories of airway management, basic airway adjuncts and advanced airway adjuncts. Like the name implies, basic airway adjuncts are used to increase the success of simple airway maneuvers. Lets go over the basic indications, precautions and steps for correcting using basic airway adjuncts in ACLS protocols.
A guest blog post written by Krista Quintana, a nurse and creator of Color Coordinated. On admission, were required to ask our patients if they have advanced directives. These let your healthcare providers know what you would like to happen if for some reason, you stop breathing, your heart stops working, or youre unable to communicate your needs. The two most common options are Resuscitate, or Do Not Resuscitate, and both options need to be carefully weighed. I havent done CPR very often in Skilled Nursing, but the few times I did will always stay with me.
You cant pass your Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) without studying and memorizing the ACLS algorithms first. ACLS algorithms were designed to help medical professionals working with pediatric patients best understand how to implement ACLS protocols into practice during emergencies. Having a strong background in algorithm memorization will ensure certification exam success!