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Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Your ACLS course will teach you clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, cardiac emergencies and other life threatening medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions. Only qualified health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to manage the patient’s airway, initiate IV access, read and interpret electrocardiograms, and understand emergency pharmacology.
Topics covered in the ACLS course include:
How should I prepare for the course?
You are strongly encouraged to review the ACLS student manual prior to the course and also take the self assessment test. The self assessment test can be accessed through the internet as follows: www.heart.org/eccstudent (enter “acls15” when prompted for access). You can also view our article on preparing for your ACLS class here.
What is the minimum score to pass the written examination?
The current ACLS test has 50 multiple choice questions and the minimum passing score is 84%.
I have difficulty reading rhythm strips. Will I still be able to pass the class?
Yes, there is no need to take an EKG course prior to ACLS our instructors will provide you with easy to understand ways to read rhythm strips during the course.
Does everyone have to be the team leader during the mega code testing?
Yes, however as the team leader that simply means you are coordinating the scenario with your team being able to assist you during the mega code.
Where can I buy an ACLS Student Manual?
AHA books can be puchased at eworldpoint.comfor your convenience.
You are required to review the ACLS student manual prior to the course and also take the self assessment test. The self assessment test can be accessed through the internet as follows: www.heart.org/eccstudent (enter “acls15” when prompted for access).