Part 1- Pathophysiology and presentation
Part 2 – Investigations and Treatment
Part 1: Presentations of ACS
Part 2: ECG changes in ACS
(Note: This is not a comprehensive approach to ECG. For ECG approach, please see ECG approach on the skills page)
Part 3: Non-ECG modalities for diagnosis
Part 4: Treatment for ACS
Reading the ST segment on ECG on Life in the Fast Lane blog (includes discussion on non-ischemic causes of ST elevation/depression)
Part 1 – We discuss the presentations of aortic dissection
Part 2 – We discuss the investigations and treatment of aortic dissection (Note we use the Stanford classification for discussing treatment)
Case discussion from Life in the fast lane – with CT images (courtesy of Peter Allely)
Here are the 2010 ACLS Guidelines for Cardiac Arrest. This catch-all category encompasses anything without a pulse, but what had previously been separated out into the separate rhythms of ventricular fibrillation, pulseless ventricular tachycardia, asystole and pulseless electrical activity. I love the fact that they simplified this into one algorithm – and they stress:
The first video covers the algorithm and drugs
The second video goes into more details about these drugs
The third video looks at PEA and asystole
iResus app (Free) based on the UK resuscitation council guidelines
Written summary of videos (by AJ Kadhim-Saleh)
Here’s an introduction to ACLS 2010, an important skill you should pick up not only for your ER rotation, but for all your rotations! Let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be putting up more vids as I make ’em.
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The first part of ACLS is A and B… yes, the order has changed to CAB for adults suffering from likely cardiac causes, but I’m old fashioned, so let’s cover A & B first…
So let’s talk about capnography and intubations, etc. The use of capnography is a big change in the new 2010 guidelines. Looks like we got some new equipment to buy.
Part 1 Recognition and classification of bradycardic rhythms
Part 2 Recognition and classification of tachycardic rhythms
(Suitable for junior clerks)
(Suitable for senior clerks and above)
Other learning and teaching resources:
Strip Tease – Can you analyze rhythm strips quickly?
How can you remember Mobitz I and II ? (Video credit: U of Alberta Med 2010 class)