'Anesoft ACLS Sim 2017' will improve your resuscitation skills. This app is a simulator that enables you to rehearse cardiac arrest megacode management - anytime, anywhere. The simulated cases reinforce the American Heart Association 2015 ECC treatment guidelines. With regular practice you will always be ready to run a full cardiac resuscitation.
In this simulation environment you must evaluate the patient and electrocardiogram rhythm, decide on the appropriate management, and guide two assistants through the resuscitation. The assistants are skilled, but will only do what you tell them to do. You must serve as the team leader. One of the resuscitators will manage the airway and ventilation while the other performs chest compressions and defibrillation.
There are twelve case scenarios for this app written by Howard Schwid. The first case is vfib with very forgiving timing to make it easy for you to learn to use the app.
The next two cases also cover ventricular fibrillation but with more difficult and realistic timing. Cases 4 and 5 are for pulseless ventricular tachycardia, another covers asystole, and the remainder of the cases cover the tachycardia algorithm.
The app includes a 'What Now' feature. Use the 'What Now' button frequently to learn to use the program. In addition, the 'What Now' feature will always tell you the best management decision for the current state of the case.
The app also scores and debriefs your case management. The combination of simulation, what now help, and debriefing provides an optimal training experience.
This app is for training purposes only. Do not assume a real patient will behave exactly the same as any of the simulated patients.