SimBioSys ACLS

Producer: Critical Concepts, Inc.

This interactive program teaches the American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines in a clear and concise manner as it follows your every intervention. At its heart is SimBioSys, a simulation engine which uses mathematical models of the heart, vessels, lungs, kidney, and their neural control. SimBioSys ACLS allows you to gauge how well you know and adhere to AHA standards; it scores you on how well you followed them. It offers extensive help which can teach you about the protocols and guide you through each case. Or it can give you advice when you get stuck. In addition, SimBioSys ACLS offers two modes: test and practice. In practice mode, you are able to use every resource that SimBioSys ACLS has to offer while test mode restricts the amount of on-line help available. SimBioSys patients are not like the pre-scripted cases you find in most ACLS programs. The treatment of real patients is a complicated matter. They may change from one condition to another without warning. Over 55 cases include: ventricular fibrilation, asystole, ventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachy¬cardia, pulseless electrical activity, bradycardia (including 2nd and 3rd degree heart blocks), hypotension, shock, and pulmonary oedema.


Medium: CD-ROM
System requirements: Windows only - Win3.1/95/98; 486/66 MHz processor (Pentium recommended), 16 MB RAM, 12 MB HDD space
Price: US$89.00 (single user). Free demo downloadable from website
Note: This product has not been updated for the new AHA ACLS Guidelines (2000)