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New ALS skill definition

by      Mar 29, 2022

In the ALS report (the first report under the Student Experience tab), we show you a closer look at ALS runs in the field. For a long time, an "ALS call" was limited to runs where either an ECG and an IV were reported or runs with a medication administration other than oxygen. Due to popular demand, we have expanded the report to include a new definition of ALS. 

With the new definition of an ALS skill, a call will be considered ALS if any of the following are indicated:

  • IV attempt
  • Primary impression of Cardiac Arrest
  • Med administration other than oxygen
  • ECG reading
  • Any of these Airway skills: Esophageal Obturator, Esophageal Gastric Obturator, Combitube, Pharyngeotracheal Lumen, Nasotracheal Intubation, Digital ET Intubation, Valsalva Maneuver, Carotid Sinus Massage, LMA - Laryngeal Mask Airway, Endotracheal Tube, KING LT
  • Any of these skills from the "Other" section: Cricothyrotomy, 12 Lead EKG, NG Tube - OG Tube, Field Amputation, Foley Catheter, Suture, Pericardiocentesis, Chest Tube, Blood Glucose Level Chk., Central IV Line, Capnography - Capnometry, Valsalva's Maneuver, Carotid Sinus Massage, Blood Draw, Autopsy, IV Removal, Opthalmoscope, Otoscpe, Endo. Sterile Suctioning, CPAP, Chest Decompression

 

While you're using the report, to reference the different ALS definitions, you can click on the red Help bubble next to ALS definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New ALS skill definition

by      Mar 29, 2022

In the ALS report (the first report under the Student Experience tab), we show you a closer look at ALS runs in the field. For a long time, an "ALS call" was limited to runs where either an ECG and an IV were reported or runs with a medication administration other than oxygen. Due to popular demand, we have expanded the report to include a new definition of ALS. 

With the new definition of an ALS skill, a call will be considered ALS if any of the following are indicated:

  • IV attempt
  • Primary impression of Cardiac Arrest
  • Med administration other than oxygen
  • ECG reading
  • Any of these Airway skills: Esophageal Obturator, Esophageal Gastric Obturator, Combitube, Pharyngeotracheal Lumen, Nasotracheal Intubation, Digital ET Intubation, Valsalva Maneuver, Carotid Sinus Massage, LMA - Laryngeal Mask Airway, Endotracheal Tube, KING LT
  • Any of these skills from the "Other" section: Cricothyrotomy, 12 Lead EKG, NG Tube - OG Tube, Field Amputation, Foley Catheter, Suture, Pericardiocentesis, Chest Tube, Blood Glucose Level Chk., Central IV Line, Capnography - Capnometry, Valsalva's Maneuver, Carotid Sinus Massage, Blood Draw, Autopsy, IV Removal, Opthalmoscope, Otoscpe, Endo. Sterile Suctioning, CPAP, Chest Decompression

 

While you're using the report, to reference the different ALS definitions, you can click on the red Help bubble next to ALS definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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