Mega code | definition of mega code by Medical dictionary
mega code A simulation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (code) performed by trainees and health professionals becoming certified or re-certified in advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), paediatric advance life support (PALS) or neonatal resuscitation program (NRP). A mega code is designed to test what students have learned during a training session and ascertain that they are competent in performing the hands-on skills they’ve learned, and they can lead a code. Mega codes evaluate cognitive, psychomotor and behavioural skills to assess the student’s ability to handle themselves in a simulated code situation.
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competition concluded with a glitzy award ceremony held at The Den hotel where the efforts of all participants were celebrated with thundering applause.
ACLS course participants will have significantly higher scores on the ACLS Mega Code Performance Score Sheet when they experience computerized, high-fidelity simulation rather than instructor-led, low-fidelity simulation for resuscitation practice.
The second hypothesis was tested using the ACLS Mega Code Performance Score Sheet.
It is divided into four chapters: Overall Approach to Management of Cardiopulmonary Arrest: Algorithms for Treatment; Essential Drugs and Treatment Modalities; Key Clinical Issues in ACLS/Airway; and Putting It All Together: Practice Code Scenarios for MEGA Code
The book concludes with case studies that prepare the clinician for the Mega Code
and discussions about ventilation and intravenous access.
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. The program is similar to ACLS Protocols but is more tolerant of departures from recommendations.