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July 24, 1996


Author Affiliations

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas

JAMA. 1996;276(4):336-337. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540040080043

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ACLS Review by Mosby Lifeline is a computer-based CD-ROM review of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). It is based on three Mosby Lifeline texts: ACLS: A Comprehensive Review and ACLS: Certification Preparation, both third editions by Grauer and Cavallaro, and ACLS: Quick Review Study Guide, by Aehlert.

The accompanying pamphlet states that you need a 486SX25 with 4 MB RAM, SVGA/256 color display, a sound card (Soundblaster 16 or equivalent), and speakers and a double speed CD-ROM that are MPC 2-compliant. There is also a diskette version that will run on a 386SX25 with 2 MB RAM. The version used for this review was the CD-ROM version. It was run on a 486DX66 machine with 16 MB RAM and a 4-speed CD-ROM. There is no stated requirement for hard drive space; however, when loaded it created a directory that took up 26.9 MB.

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