Chapter 1

Circulatory shock

Kick off the course with a primer on circulatory shock. Here, you’ll learn to assess adequate perfusion, and cover the physiology and treatment strategies for various shock states.
7 Lessons (10m 03s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Chest compressions

Optimize your CPR efforts. Learn about the ideal rate and depth of compressions, as well as the role of mechanical compression devices, and extracorporeal circulatory support.
  • Using proper technique
  • Performing the appropriate rate of compressions
  • Performing the appropriate depth of compressions
  • Minimizing interruptions
  • Using mechanical compression devices
  • Considering mechanical circulatory support
  • Chest compressions quiz
7 Lessons (9m 51s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Airway and ventilation

In this chapter, you’ll cover the benefits and harms of artificial respiration. Learn all about airway manipulation, strategies for rescue ventilation, and end-tidal capnometry.
  • Opening the airway
  • Using positive pressure breathing
  • Performing assisted ventilation
  • Performing intubation
  • Using end-tidal capnometry
  • Airway and ventilation quiz
6 Lessons (11m 30s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Rhythm disturbances

Here you learn how to differentiate between different dysrhythmias—including perfusing and non-perfusing rhythms, and discuss treatment options based on etiology.
  • Approaching the non-perfusing patient
  • Managing wide complex tachycardias
  • Managing narrow complex tachycardias
  • Managing bradycardias
  • Managing pulseless electrical activity (PEA) and asystole
  • Performing cardioversion and defibrillation
  • Using vasopressors in cardiac arrest
  • Administering antidysrhythmics
  • Rhythm disturbances quiz
9 Lessons (18m 40s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Special situations

Master the unexpected. In this chapter, you’ll learn about considerations and interventions targeted at the resuscitation of specific patient populations.
  • Resuscitating the pregnant patient
  • Managing the patient with hyperkalemia
  • Managing the patient with hyperthermia
  • Managing the patient with accidental hypothermia
  • Resuscitating the patient with toxic overdose
  • Managing traumatic arrest
  • Resuscitating the patient with a ventricular assist device
  • Special situations quiz
8 Lessons (23m 10s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Putting it together

Lead resuscitation attempts like a pro. You’ll master strategies for maintaining structure, honing communication skills, and effectively leading a team through the process.
  • Maintaining structure
  • Leading a team
  • Communicating effectively
  • Debriefing
  • Putting it together quiz
5 Lessons (6m 29s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Post-cardiac arrest care

Wrap up the course with a chapter about the importance of care provided after cardiac arrest, and how to optimize the likelihood of recovery.
  • Performing post-cardiac arrest care
  • Controlling temperature
  • Determining when to perform cardiac catheterization
  • Predicting outcomes after cardiac arrest
  • Supporting survivors
  • Post-cardiac arrest care quiz
  • Resuscitation Essentials outro
7 Lessons (8m 08s), 1 Quiz