The new ACLS Provider Course includes "Precourse Work" that providers must complete before the course. In addition, students will complete interactive video lessons (Precourse Work) before the course so can focus on hands-on-skills in person. Precouse work will allow the student to be more prepared before they eter the classroom.
New ACLS Provider Course (2020 Guidelines) Precourse Information to Participants - Please print
The ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge before the course to evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice in 3 sections: rhythm recognition, pharmacology, and practical application. The student must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 70% before taking the ACLS Course. The student must print their successful completion certificate and bring it with them to class. The ACLS Precourse Work involves a student reviewing course content through online videos before entering the classroom. The video lessons cover multiple medical subjects and each lesson includes questions to engage the student. This precourse work allows more classroom time for hands-on skills training and leads to the student being better prepared to participate as soon as they enter the classroom.
Students who successfully complete will receive an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card (eCard), valid for two years.
**Must Know COVID-19 PPE information related to your session!**
Important: You must complete the online portion first then must print the certificate of completion at the end of the online portion. You will need to give this to your instructor when you attend the Provider Course. It is necessary to show that you completed the online portion. If you do not have your certificate of completion, you will not be able to complete the skills practice and testing of the course.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands and knees, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please inform the instructors when you arrive for the session. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements. In the event that you are unable to attend, a courtesy call is appreciated.
Thank you for being proactive and being prepared for emergency situations needing life-saving skills, you can make a difference!
Dory Gassman RN,BSN,CEN
Staff Development Coordinator
AHA Training Center Coordinator
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
401 9th AV NW
Watertown, SD 57201