ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) exam is one of the toughest exams in the medical field to pass. As it requires the skill which can help one to make a decision and perform accordingly in just a few seconds to save the life of their patients. So for everyone who has a different strategy to study, one can do a full preparation for their exam in any way they feel comfortable in. While some tips and tricks to improve your techniques can help you to score more than you expect. And helps you in passing the exam with flying colours. So here are some tips for passing the ACLS certification program:-
1.) Always Prepare Beforehand:- Make sure you don’t leave your studies for the last minute. Always make sure to prepare the course beforehand so that if you have left any topic for last then you have time to prepare for that and you do have time to revise the whole courses. The revisions always help to brush up the course one more time and to evaluate your preparation. The most important part of studying throughout the course is that one needs to understand one cannot study everything in one day or week, they have to study on regular basis to be perfectly prepared for exams.
2.) Know Algorithm: -This is no new tip but to know your algorithm by heart is the most important part of preparing for the ACLS exam. One cannot risk not knowing their algorithm and asking for the next step in the middle of the treatment. This is not right and this can risk you the life of the patient. And the proper knowledge of the algorithm always helps you to perform well both in the exam as well as in the real-life scenario.
3.) Get The Knowledge From ER/ICU Nurse:- Try to be in the touch with the nurse that is ER or ICU specialist as they get to perform all the theory that you are learning in the course on a daily basis. This will give you the window to understanding what you actually studying in the classroom. As you might not get the chance to do things practically during the course but you can learn a lot from the knowledge of the ER or ICU nurse and that will be very helpful for you
4.) Take The Help From the Internet :- We all know that there is everything on the internet but how to use it is the task. You can look for the videos on YouTube and understand the practical performance of the topic. You can even look for detailed videos for any topic that you were not able to understand in the classroom. The internet is very handy and is full of information so its good to use it to help you achieve your goals.
5.) Do Not Miss Classes :- It is seen many students skip classes for some topic or skip to prepare some topic like CO2 Monitoring, Stroke, MI, Therapeutic Hypothermia, etc. as they feel these are easier to understand but these are not the just topic you need to have proper knowledge for each and every topic as ACLS is not as easy responsibility.