AHA ACLS Provider manual and Pre-Test information:
To order provider manual please visit: ACLS Provider Manual | AHA (heart.org)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support: Our 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.
Basic Life Support: (RESQ will include FREE BLS with your ACLS Renewal Course!) The Basic Life Support Provider course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies that could occur in their work environment. This video based course ensures consistent instruction which includes instructor led hands on practice to reinforce skill proficiency.
Topics covered in the ACLS course include:
Topics covered in the BLS 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: https://elearning.heart.org/courses
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 purchased at ACLS Provider Manual | AHA (heart.org)
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