What does Megacode mean?

What does Megacode mean?

(meg′ă-kōd″) [ mega- + code] A simulated cardiac arrest used as an educational tool for health care professionals during advanced cardiac life support training. It is intended to sharpen the technical and interpersonal skills needed during the resuscitation of patients with arrhythmias.

What is Megacode in ACLS?

A mega code is your final test on the second day of your ACLS certification course. This course is great for doctors, registered nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physician assistants and other health care leaders.

What is bradycardia algorithm?

The ACLS Bradycardia Algorithm outlines the steps for assessing and managing a patient who presents with symptomatic bradycardia. It begins with the decision that the patient’s heart rate is <60 bpm and that is the reason for the patient’s symptoms.

How do you pace a symptomatic bradycardia?

If the patient is symptomatic, administer atropine 1.0 mg IV or IO bolus and repeat the atropine every 3 to 5 minutes to a total dose of 3 mg: If atropine does not relieve the bradycardia, continue evaluating the patient to determine the underlying cause and consider transcutaneous pacing.

What is the Megacode test?

Megacode Scenario 10 They are series of questions that test your knowledge of patient assessment, diagnosis, and management. You will need to recall important details like drug dosages and ventilation rates. The megacodes truly test whether or not you have the answers at your fingertips.

Is ACLS multiple choice?

ACLS Written Exam The ACLS Provider exam is 50 multiple-choice questions, with a required passing score is 84%.

What can bradycardia lead to?

Possible complications of bradycardia can include: Frequent fainting. Inability of the heart to pump enough blood (heart failure) Sudden cardiac arrest or sudden death.

How difficult is ACLS certification?

No it’s very easy. It used to be hard but has been very dumbed down in the last 5 or 6 years. Just pay attention during the video. Even if you don’t pass they will probaly just hand it back to you to correct the ones you got wrong.