Regional & MH Screens

Including Dermatomes, Peripheral Nerves, & Spinal/Epidural Screens

Updates and Fixes

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1. Please uninstall ACTc from your handheld. You do not need to delete the program from your application library in iTunes. Reinstall and synchronize the databases PRIOR to any use of ACTc to correct a database.

2. Error Fix: If ACTc is exiting prematurely, please re-install by deleting ACTc on your device and iTunes library. Then download the newest version and reinstall.

Quick Tip:

If you are in a limited wifi area and cannot connect to the internet, you can still use ACTc.

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  1. Goto your iPhone/iTouch settings menu and disable your wifi
  2. Sign onto ACTc
  3. You are now able to use ACTc offline
  4. When you have internet service again, sign back on to take advantage of all of ACTc's features.
 

Want to Add a Drug?

You must fist sign into the Web Portal *

Remember that your email address on file is Case Sensitive

  1. Click on the "Add Drug" Feature
  2. Enter the data for the new medication
  3. Click Save
  4. Sign out
  5. Sync your handheld by going to "More ACTc" area
  6. Click on "ACTc Synchronize"
  7. Select Drugs to Sync your new additions
  8. They will appear in both the Snap Shot selection list as well as in the Drug Screen.
  9. Further modification can be done either on the iPhone/iTouch or via the web portal
  10. To delete a drug, Search for the drug via the Web Portal and select the delete link, then confirm (default drugs cannot be deleted)

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Regional Graphics

  • Images are optimized for iPhone/iTouch but will appear hazy on iPads.
  • Zoom functions are enabled.
  • Use the arrow buttons to navigate to the desired view
  • A “Notes” section has been provided to add your own thoughts!

Malignant Hyperthermia

  • Based on Weight inputted, doses of Dantrolene are shown
    • Milligrams - mg
    • Milliliters - mL
    • Number of Vials
    • Based on 20 mg for a 60 mL vial
  • The Red Phone will dial out – but ACTc has omitted the “0” in "1 – 800" to prevent overloading the MH network with unintentional calls.
  • Hotline, Emergent and Non Emergent data is shown.

Thank you to the US and Canadian MH associations for granting reprinting permission for this section of ACTc

 

Regional - Spinal and Epidural

  • The most common local anesthetics and opiates are shown with their associated data
  • Both Dermatome selection features are enabled to show published data.
  • At the bottom of each screen is located the opiates section which provides further detailed information
  • A notes area is also provided for the user to personalize this section of ACTc

A Reminder

On each screen, ACTc has a “Help” button which explains in detail the research that establishes the calculation and thought flow of that specific screen. A complete list of references can be found in the About US section under “Readings” as well as some of our testers who took their valuable time to assist in ACTc’s development.

Legal Notice: ACTc is an educational tool that stresses many important aspects of the science of anesthesia. It accomplishes this by showing the multiplicities and connections of the daily calculations that every anesthesia provider uses for each case. Each calculation is further explained in detailed within each help section. Every effort has been made to ensure that the proper information has been provided to assist in the educational aspect of this program. Your use of ACTc releases its developers and Gasshead from any liability from ACTc use or misuse. ACTc is intended for education use only and is not intended to replace or dictate clinical decisions by trained anesthesia providers. Gasshead wishes the best of luck to all of its users