Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
How much do I need to know about ECG’s to pass ACLS?
By Judy Borish RN, MSN, CCRN-K, PCCN-K, ACLS instructor at CPR Seattle Throughout my years of teaching ACLS, I have fielded many questions on class preparation in regard to ECG’s: Do I need to be an...
May 16, 2022
Is BLS different on a pregnant woman?
While CPR for a pregnant woman is mostly the same as normal adult resuscitation, some concerns are unique in this situation. For maternal CPR, there are two patients - the mother and the fetus.
April 2, 2022
Is BLS the same as CPR? What's the difference?
What's the difference between BLS and CPR? Are they the same thing? This article shows how the two concepts are related.
March 31, 2022
"Do Not Resuscitate" orders and bystander CPR: Can you get in trouble?
In this post we discuss the ramifications of a bystander performing CPR on a victim who may have a DNR order.
December 17, 2019
Slow down, you’re going too fast: SVT and The Modified Valsalva Maneuver
How to use vagal maneuvers to terminate supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). The origins, methods, and procedures of vagal maneuvers are described in this article.
July 29, 2019
BLS, ALS, ACLS - what's the difference?
What are the differences between BLS training, ALS training, and ACLS training? This blog post describes what these terms mean and how they relate to classes and coursework.
January 14, 2019
What is "BLS", anyway? And is it the CPR class I need to take?
With the wide range of professions, work environments, and state licensing regulations, it can be difficult to determine the CPR class you need to take to satisfy all of the necessary requirements. This article covers the BLS Provider class.
March 29, 2018
Nervous about the Mega Code in your upcoming ACLS class?
Many students are nervous about the ACLS Mega Code test. A CPR Seattle instructor assuages fears and gives some suggestions to help you prepare for your ACLS training.
January 24, 2017
ACLS topic: Manual vs. Automated defibrillators
ACLS classes at CPR Seattle make use of manual defibrillator training. What's the difference between manual defibrillators and AEDs?
October 7, 2014
ACLS classes: the next step in your CPR training development
CPR Seattle offers several levels of CPR training. Our Heartsaver classes are intended for the lay rescuer - those whose occupations may put them in situations where they may need to offer aid to a...
November 25, 2013