Code Blue Experiences

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  1. Brandy says

    I have participated in codes as a pharmacist for 20 years but was never expected to be ACLS certified by my previous employer. My new job requires it for all Code Team participants so I just took ACLS for the first time. Have had 2 codes since and it is amazing how this has changed my experience and participation. I now automatically pay attention to things other than medications and feel able to more fully participate and assist beyond medications preparation and handoff.

  2. Mark Hill says

    I used to teach BCLS & ACLS from when it started, working in ICU,CCU, ER i have done CPR & Coded patients hundreds of times. One of the worst was in ICU we had a 3 bed room and a PT codes , the the other Pt seen whats going on and codes, then the 3rd PT codes we we were running 3 codes at once. Luckily they were all in the same room. In 20 yrs of working Critical Care it was a night to be remembered.

  3. Rehema Mutaki says

    Hello,
    I last took ACLS class 2 years back though i have kept my self updated as well as training fellow nurses at the hospital. I must say the information provided is very guiding and helpful.
    Its however absurd that despite the efforts we inccur in training and continuous drills, we never achieve the expected good team dynamics. Hope some one here can guide me on how and what best can be done to achieve. Regards.

  4. Cooper says

    Hello,

    I currently on a task force that is trying to make a code blue standard of work when only one nurse is being staffed. The situation would be at a rural small hospital where only one nurse is staffing at night and needed to preform a code blue. Does anyone know of any technology or advise on how to handle this situation?

    • Alan Mclean says

      It is very difficult to do everything single handed: calling for help before starting resuscitation is important, clearing the airway, Bag mask ventilation and applying the automated defibrillator may be the priorities. [If you are on your own, you cannot do cardiac comprssions and apply the pads at the same time…]It could be that in collapse which can not be helped by airway management and ventilation, getting the defibrillator on as soon as possible may be the intervention most likely to safe life [that will depend on whether it is a shockable rhythm, but you won’t know this until you put the defibrillator on. A few years ago we bought a mechanical cardiac commpression device but I don’t think it has ever been used. In kids, airway management and breathing take priority but youll still come to this issue of needing to commence compressions and getting the monitor on.
      Getting somebody else, even a family member to do compressions may help.
      Community first aid education may be lifesaving!
      There are some web guidlines on single operator resuscitation which you could search for.
      Dr Alan Mclean [wiluna Western Australia]

      • ACLS says

        Hi Dr. McLean,
        Thanks so much for leaving a comment and sharing your experiences! Kind regards, Jeff

  5. Doug Kahn, RPH says

    The last time I took CPR training was 30 years ago. It is so much more detailed today. These guys make review a breeze and help you to get ready and have to confidence in class to do the right thing right away, without it being boring. The guy has a sense of humor and gets you to think what is next..
    That is half the battle…do what is next quickly, and without hesitation.
    This set of videos helps you with this and any hesitation you may have..they give you confidence.

  6. James a ward says

    In a hospital environment when I suspect a pt might code I will be prepping the room for it , do your self a favor and get some of the furniture out of the way,! nobody is teaching this , in addition it helps if your lines tubes and other attachments are set up neatly and not braided,… just saying

  7. Seedy Danso says

    My first time ACLS certification and your site was invaluable in this effort. It has fully prepared me in just 2 weeks and I would be sure to recommend this site to my colleagues. I will subscribe again sometime in the near future to retain my skills since I don’t use them on the floor as often. Many thanks Jeff, I am most grateful.

    • ACLS says

      Hi Seedy,
      Thank you so much for the encouraging words and the feedback. I’m so glad that the site has been helpful. Thank you for telling others about the site! Kind regards, Jeff

  8. Margaret Moore says

    Thoroughly enjoying the way all of the information has been presented!
    Committing to reviewing this critical information frequently to be as best prepared as can be for any unfortunate circumstance.

    Thank You!

    • ACLS says

      Hi Margaret,
      Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I’m so glad that the site has been helpful for you and that’s great that you’re committing to keeping this stuff fresh in your mind as a healthcare provider. Kind regards, Jeff

  9. Kris Gray says

    Here is my recent experience with codes: With everyone wearing N-95s or ENVOs, surgical mask over that and a face shield, people are yelling during codes and you still can’t understand anyone! ACLS should now include hand signals.

  10. Lisa Strickland says

    Jeff,
    I have nothing but praise for this course. The information is presented in such a way that learning (or reviewing) is made easy. The quizzes are excellent; the presentation of material via text, video and scenario is outstanding. I won’t hesitate to recommend this website.

    Great work!

  11. Mari says

    Hi. So I’m an experienced nurse but not so much with codes and I feel I panic when there is a coffee recently I had a code and I feel I did poorly with it and now I feel like a failure

    • ACLS says

      I totally understand how you feel. We all have had experiences like this. The best way to overcome these types of negative experiences is to be fully prepared for all of the most common emergency circumstances.

      When I first started building this website the content was for me. I did not perform well in code blue situations and I felt like I could not perform under the pressure.

      I started taking ACLS seriously and this website is the result of that change. I can guarantee that if you use this website on a quarterly basis you will definitely be prepared for whatever code blue situation you are faced with and you never feel unprepared again.

      We all make mistakes and we all at times are not fully prepared, so learn from that lesson and be ready for the next time.
      Kind regards, Jeff

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