The quick identification of life-threatening rhythms in the critical care setting and in the ACLS certification setting usually does not involve looking directly at ACLS rhythm strips on paper, but rather it involves looking at a defibrillator or ECG monitor and rapidly evaluating a rhythm based upon what is seen on the monitor.
This section of Learn & Master ACLS will provide you with a complete understanding of all of the basic rhythms that you will encounter in the AHA ACLS provider course and when responding to emergency situations. After review of this section, you will be able to rapidly identify these rhythms and treat them according to ACLS protocol.
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After you are proficient at evaluating ACLS rhythms, you will be ready to use the Megacode Simulator to practice your skills and master all of the ACLS algorithms.