Category Archives: ECC

Video: Using the DART Sim App To Teach SVT And Synchronized Cardioversion

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses the supraventricular cardioversion (SVT) and synchronized cardioversion algorithm using an ECG defibrillator, pacemaker, monitor. Michele demonstrates this using the ECG Simulator app, created by DART Sim, on her iPad. This simulator can simulate clinical situations … Continue reading

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Video: Using the DART Sim App To Teach ACLS And PEA Of Cardiac Arrest

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses the asystole algorithm using an ECG defibrillator, pacemaker, monitor. Michele demonstrates this using the ECG Simulator app, created by DART Sim, on her iPad. This simulator can simulate clinical situations for ACLS, PALS, NRP, and … Continue reading

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Video: Review of ECG Simulator by DART Sim

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz reviews and demonstrates the ECG Simulator app created by DART Sim. Michele explains what the app is about, and how she uses it in her classroom when teaching medical professionals and students about using an ECG … Continue reading

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Video: 10 Hot Tips For Passing The AHA BLS And CPR Certification Class And Exam

Video Description: Michele discusses 10 hot tips to help you be successful when taking the AHA certification class and exam for BLS and CPR. These tips are especially helpful for students and first-timers. Please watch in HD. Click here to … Continue reading

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Teens Can Perform CPR As Well As Adults And Should Be Taught From An Early Age

Thirteen year-olds can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as adults, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The authors suggest that children as young as nine years old should be taught CPR skills including chest compressions.

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Brief Video Training Dramatically Boosts Hands-Only CPR Attempts

Study participants who viewed a brief hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) video were more likely to attempt CPR, and perform better quality CPR in an emergency than participants who did not view the short videos, according to research reported in Circulation: … Continue reading

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What Are BCLS, BLS, and CPR-Heartsaver Certification Programs All About?

Overview of the BCLS and BLS Certification Program Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is a qualification demonstrating that someone has successfully completed a BCLS program.  The program may take up to 6-8 hours. This program reviews the risks for … Continue reading

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Hands-Only CPR Simplifies Saving Lives For Bystanders

Chest compressions alone, or Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can save lives and can be used to help an adult who suddenly collapses, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. Hands-Only CPR is a potentially lifesaving option to be … Continue reading

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A New Order for CPR, Spelled C-A-B: American Heart Association Guidelines

The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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CPR Efforts Successful On Man With No Pulse for 96 Minutes

By all counts, the 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota would likely have died. He’d suffered a heart attack, and even though he was given continuous CPR and a series of shocks with a … Continue reading

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