The megacode, that dreaded experience that occurs every time you take the ACLS course, no longer has to elicit fear and dread. Fear of the ACLS megacode and real life codes is one of the main reasons why we created the ACLS megacode simulator. The simulator provides you with ACLS scenarios just like ACLS and then gives you 15-20 multiple choice questions around the scenario. Each scenario is designed to reinforce the ACLS Algorithms and give you confidence in your ability to quickly and consistently carry out ACLS protocols. Use the to access the ACLS Megacode Simulator.
The ACLS Simulator is always being updated and new scenarios are added on a regular basis. These scenarios are in compliance with 2015-2020 AHA ACLS guidelines.
Other ACLS Resources for the ACLS Megacode
This website has a variety of resources that will prepare you for AHA ACLS certification. These tools and resources will provide you with an entertaining and stress-free environment for learning. In fact, not only will learn, but you will easily master all of the skills including the ACLS Megacode Simulator.
New to ACLS?
If you are new to ACLS and are not sure where you should start, start by reading this short ACLS Study Guide and then watch this video located on the Home Page. After getting a short introduction, you will be ready to begin learning and mastering ACLS.
Are you already an ACLS Pro?
If you are already an ACLS pro, but just need a brush up and review before certification, this would be the recommendation for you:
- Complete all of the ACLS Practice Tests.
- Work through all of the multiple choice ACLS Megacode Scenarios.
- Review the Rapid Rhythm Identification Videos.
- Complete the Megacode Series Videos
- Watch the ACLS Algorithm Reviews
All of the above links can also be accessed from the left navigation under the heading “Quizzes and Scenarios” and “Videos.” If you ever have a question or comment on any page of this site, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and add a comment. I do try and respond to questions within 24 hours.
The ACLS Megacode Simulator and all of the resources on this website will provide you will a complete review in preparation for AHA ACLS certification. Learn and Master ACLS in an entertaining and stress-free environment.
RAJENDRA SONDE says
nice information practically oriented
Raza jokhio says
Wonderful site, passed acls without
any mistakes. Highly recommended.
Return back after 2 years.
emmanuel A says
if a patient has pulse but the rhythm is shockable as indicated by the defib, what do you do?
Jeff with admin. says
This could possibly happen with some types of tachycardia. A patient can have a ventricular tachycardia and still have a pulse. Unstable SVT is another example. In this situation, you would use the tachycardia algorithm. The tachycardia would be treated based on whether the patient is stable or unstable.
If unstable cardioversion will be attempted. If for some reason the monitor/defibrillator cannot sync with the rhythm, then you would use an unsynchronized shock (defib).
dr mohammad abdul haq says
interperate ecg if indicated give shock
Jeff is right on for the Tx of Pulsing V-Tach. If you have a pt that is symptomatic with a narrow complex tachycardia such as PSVT, you would have the pt bare down. If this doesn’t work give the pt 6mgs of Adenosine. If the rhythm doesn’t convert give an additional dose of 12mgs. If the rhythm still doesn’t convert give one more does @ 12mgs. If the rhythm still doesn’t convert you most likely have an atrial tachycardia. Call OLMC and hammer the diesel.
Thanks for all your help….. I successful completed my ACLS and I am continuing to PALS soon.
Thanks Jeff !
DIANE Hernandez says
Just want to say thank you for this fantastic site. The mega code videos helped me organize what to study. Please don’t go away! This was a life saver for me, pardon the pun, and I have recommended this site to many of my co-workers.
How do l get to the megacode sim
jeff with admin. says
You can gain access to the Megacode simulator here:
https://acls-algorithms.com/acls-megacode-simulator/acls-simulator. The first two simulations are free and open to the public.
For full access subscribe here: https://acls-algorithms.com/register
Thank you for assembling this site.I am a CHF nurse two years out and used the site recently to study for my first acls. I received 100 for the written and aced the megacode.I feel this site has much to do with my success.I had 2 weeks to study for the class and spent most of my time here exclusively, while supplementing from other texts. I gave fellow associates soon to take the class, this website. They too are using it as I have Thank you for an invaluable tool for the Acls.
Vicki Buzzi says
Thank you so much for this site. I have a cd with my packet but of course its not working. I love how easy it is to review and study on this site. Wish the EKG site was up and running. Everthing otherwise is great and easy to understand. My first experience of course with ACLS was horrific and very intimidating. And still is at times depending on who is instructing and testing us out. But sites like this do give me more confidence along with years of experience. Thanks guys!!!! Vicki OR/PAR , RN
bryan naylor says