Onliest six rhythms
Yes, Virginia, there are only six cardiac rhythms. The protocol is based on this construct. Believe and achieve!
Just a quick note to accompany this YouTube link. You can practice mega-code without a fancy manikins and fancy simulators, and this shows you how.
ACLS mega-code is an intellectual game, in which the goal is for the team to shift between sections of a seven-page protocol seamlessly on cue. Oh yes, it’s nice if the practice equipment is as close to the real thing as you can achieve, but in Nepal, for example, the heart monitor/defibrillator is in use and hard to free up for training away from the patient care area.
And so this is a low-tech, inexpensive way to teach mega-code problemsolving skills.