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ACLS and BLS Nashville | Articles ACLS, BLS Classes

Here is a nice collection of articles, videos, and links that provide resources for ACLS classes, BLS classes, as well as health and disease topics that would be interesting to Nashville healthcare providers. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) classes and Basic Life Support (BLS) classes are American Heart Association classes that teach healthcare providers, such as nurses, doctors, paramedics, dentists, etc how to intervene in an emergency situation in order to provide life saving techniques.

BLS is often known as CPR for healthcare providers. It is the bare minimum that any healthcare professional should be equipped with. ACLS is more advanced for critical emergency situations. These classes teach administration of drugs, ECG interpretation and appropriate algorithms depending on each specific situation.

How to Prepare for an ACLS class in Nashville, TN
If you are working at one of the major hospitals like Vanderbilt Medical University Hospital, Saint  Thomas Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Centennial Hospital, Southern Hills Medical Center, or Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital you have probably seen telemetry monitors, crash carts, defibrillators, and advanced equipment that these specialty areas have. Because the ACLS treatment algorithms include pharmacology and treatment based on which cardiovascular crisis a patient is in, it is imperative that ACLS class students have a solid understanding of ECG rhythm interpretation prior to taking the ACLS class in Nashville, TN.

Alcoholism by Chanel McPike
Alcoholism is a disease that happens over a period of time. Drinking heavily over this period of time can affect the chemical balances in the brain and trick them in to thinking that a person needs alcohol to be happy. There are many signs of alcoholism, but they vary from person to person. Some symptoms include not being able to control

General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) by Margaret Klass
People with generalized anxiety disorder have a vast array of treatments available to them, including pharamacological therapy, psychotherapy, and alternative therapies. These therapies can be used alone or in conjunction with each other, the rate of success of the therapy just depends on the individual and their needs. It is very important for …

Do You Have Hypothyroidism by Amanda Scott
Wondering how you might have gotten hypothyroidism? Aren’t we all! Even if you know you have hypothyroidism and are being treating for it, you still might not know how it came about. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. An autoimmune disorder is where your bodies produce antibodies that attack your tissues. This is exactly how Hashimoto’s works. Experts still are not sure why these…

Managing Respiratory Arrest in a BLS Class, Nashville
CPR Nashville takes a hands on approach during the first time BLS class for healthcare providers to ensure students are comfortable with all assisted airway devices. For example, using a bag-valve mask (BVM) to deliver rescue breaths to a victim either in respiratory distress or arrest can be a challenging skill to master. When just thinking about it, it sounds simple. But, when a first time BLS student

What is Sleep paralysis by Jessica Farwell
Sleep paralysis is a parasomnia disorder, wherein a person is transitioning between sleep and a wakeful state, but cannot move their body and feels a pressure or weight on their chest. This paralysis of the body is accompanied by an intense feeling of dread, which is why various supernatural explanations have been given to this disorder over the years. Eye movement is still possible, but movement of the body and speech are not. Often, people are said to have hallucinations of terrifying entities…

7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease by Briana Zurbriggen
Alzheimer’s disease has 3 major stages but there are 7 stages all together. Stage 1 is known as no impairment, this is the beginning stage. Most people can function normally and show no memory problems or symptoms.(3) The beginning 4 stages infect the hippocampus slowly and over time the damage moves into the cerebral cortex. Stage 2 is a very mild cognitive decline…

Chances of Surviving with Bystander CPR
Another statistic that reiterates the importance of early bystander CPR by the American Heart Association is that less than 8% of victims that experience cardiac arrest outside of a healthcare facility survive. But if the 88% of these out of hospital victims did receive CPR by a bystander their chance for survival following a cardiac arrest doubles and sometimes

3 Ways to Renew BLS, ACLS and PALS
The third option to renew a BLS, ACLS, or PALS certification is the classroom way. The great thing about the classroom renewal is there is only one thing to do , attend the class. Healthcare providers who enroll in a live BLS class, ACLS class, or PALS class do not need to worry about spending 8 -10 hours in front of a computer

Advance Cardiac Life Support ACLS Class Preparation
ACLS is an extension of Basic Life Support BLS and covers a grand amount of material. In order to be successful as an ACLS provider  and pass the class there are certain skills one must have prior to attending the class. Through science based studies the American Heart Association has developed algorithms as guidelines for healthcare providers to use in the treatment of respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, bradycardia, super ventricular tachycardia, and other life threatening…

ACLS and BLS Combo Classes in Nashville
Our BLS – ACLS combination class begins by reviewing the American Heart Association updates to BLS. BLS is the primary survey so those renewing their ACLS skills need to know this information anyway. After we review the new and updated material we jump right into the hands on portion of adult CPR. This training includes chest compressions, rescue breathing, and how to use an AED. Students love the …

Heart Disease by Jenna Doisy
People who are at the statistically greatest risk for heart disease based on genetic factors are people, especially women, with a family history of heart disease, African Americans, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and Native Hawaiians. Specifically in women, the risk of heart disease increases significantly after menopause. The overarching problem with this ailment is that …

Type 1 Diabetes by Jennifer Hendrixson
Type 1 Diabetes can affect major organs including the heart, nerves, and your kidneys among other things. Over time it affects each one at a different pace such as causing heart disease. By controlling your blood sugar it also prolongs your life. Keeping it under control is key. Diabetes can cause nerve damage, eye problems, skin and mouth conditions etc. Usually it is diagnosed with …

Colon Cancer by Lacie Ruzicka
Colon Cancer or Colorectal Cancer is the third leading most diagnosed cancer upon men and women.  It is also the second highest cause of death from cancer in the U.S. This type of cancer begins in the large intestine (colon) or rectum where abnormal cells being to form into polyps. There are two types of polyps called adenomas and hyperplastic polyps.  Some of these polyps can be …


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