Life support education is made up of the interventions taken to save a life.
The most important intervention is to act. The purpose of this life support education is to empower everyone to take life-saving action. Whether you are a bystander, a medical professional, or anyone in between, education will give you the knowledge to act with confidence. The AHA’s most recent guidelines emphasize the importance of coordinated care within a system designed to give the victim every possible chance of survival with brain and heart function intact.
This coordinated care starts with a systematic approach to basic life support, continues through the interventions described in advanced life support, and proceeds to post-resuscitation care designed to return the victim to optimal health. These systematic guidelines are presented in the form of algorithms within each level of life support. The AHA recommends review of these algorithms and the principles behind them more often than every two years.
These ACLS algorithms cover the advanced interventions required to respond to cardiac emergencies in adults.
The PALS algorithms guide the response to life threatening emergencies in the pediatric population.
Algorithms in your pocket
Tired of carrying a set of expandable cards all the time for some algorithms? Flipping through the cards to find the right one wastes valuable time in an emergency situation. MediCode gives you easy access to all the algorithms from the palm of your hands.
The individual algorithms included within this app are:
- Basic Life Support
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support