In this scenario, the learner is called to the emergency department to assess a 54-year old male with ventricular tachycardia. The learner must assess the patient using SAMPLE and OPQRST, recognize the rhythm and institute appropriate work-up and management including electrical cardioversion.
Both single-player and multiplayer modes are available for this course. The multiplayer mode facilitates users to collaborate as a team, perform procedures with fellow participants, communicate over voice chat in real-time and share knowledge and experiences.
The open scenario helps learners perform independently without guidance and test their knowledge and skill. A debriefing is provided to help learners assess their performance.
- Interpret focused history to elicit a patient history
- Assess patient using SAMPLE and OPQRST methods
- Recognize VT on an ECG
- Perform synchronized cardioversion
- Administer correct interventions based on the patient condition
- Panchal, A. R., Bartos, J. A., Cabañas, J. G., Donnino, M. W., Drennan, I. R., Hirsch, K. G., Kudenchuk, P. J., Kurz, M. C., Lavonas, E. J., Morley, P. T., O’Neil, B. J., Peberdy, M. A., Rittenberger, J. C., Rodriguez, A. J., Sawyer, K. N., Berg, K. M., & Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support Writing Group (2020). Part 3: Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation, 142(16_suppl_2), S366–S468. https://doi.org/10.1161/ CIR.0000000000000916
Core Skills Training
Tachycardia refers to a condition is which the heart rate is found to be faster than normal, more that 100 beats per minute. Timely identifying the condition and providing required treatment can help avoid further complications and save a patient’s life. As part of the Emergency Care Curriculum, this scenario will focus on providing both pharmacologic and electrical conversion of the arrhythmia where participant will interview, assess, and treat a virtual patient.
End-of-task debriefing to assess one’s performance, evaluate actions, and get the most out of the session. The debriefing includes crucial points related to the scenario.
- Thorough patient assessment
- Completion of necessary steps
- Correct medication administration to patient
- Sequential completion of task
- Execution of time-sensitive tasks