megacode

megacode

(meg′ă-kōd″) [ mega- + code]
A simulated cardiac arrest used as an educational tool for health care professionals during advanced cardiac life support training. It is intended to sharpen the technical and interpersonal skills needed during the resuscitation of patients with arrhythmias.
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Much more complex than a traditional CPR dummy, the department's MegaCode Kelly machine lets emergency personnel practice administering intravenous drugs and defibrillating hearts on a life-size subject, among other tasks.
MegaCode Kelly is manufactured by a Norwegian company called Laerdal.
Bu calismada ventilasyon degerlendirilmesi pratik uygulamanin yapildigi, bilgisayar donanimli egitim mankeninde (Laerdal Megacode Platz HeartSim 4000, Laerdal Medical AS, Stavanger, Norway) yer alan yazilim programi ile kaydedilen Tidal volumlerin (mL) olcumu ile yapilmistir.
Staff with ACLS-OB training performed better (p<0.001) on the ACLS Megacode checklist.
The development and testing of a performance checklist to assess neonatal resuscitation megacode skill.
The successful project was titled, "A megatonne of care" and consisted of a megacode simulation workshop and development of a training video called, "Code blue: Live and interactive".
The megacode simulation was open to any health care worker, including non-professional staff such as porters and health care assistants who often serve critical roles in resuscitation.
The CSL has a large number of medium-fidelity (realistic) mannikins, such as MegaCode Kelleys (4) and Nursing Anne Vital Sims (12) plus high-fidelity mannikins SimMan and SimBaby.
Associated Products: MegaCode ACLS and Ultimate Hurt manikins, traumatic amputation stumps, anatomy models and skeletons.
Wendy Fallis, RN, PhD, and her Interprofessional Team, MB "The Megacode Simulation Workshop and Education Video"
Laerdal MegaCode Kid Advanced (sim pad capable); must include:
Becker's radiology residents learn how to handle megacodes, contrast reactions and a collapsed lung after a lung biopsy at the medical school's Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center, also known as SimLab.