How many questions are on the ACLS written test?
Thank you for your question.
written test has about 50 multiple choice questions and a total of 11 video scenarios. Each scenario represents a unique problem. You will watch a short video segment followed by a question asking you to make a decision based on what you have just seen. This pattern continues until you have successfully resolved the scenario. Altogether, the lecture videos have just under 4 hours of content. You can skip the lectures and go directly to the test/scenarios if you’d like. The scenarios are required and add an additional hour of time, as does the written test. The course could take as little as 2-3 hours and as many as 6-8.
Each scenario will remember where you left off, so feel free to leave an evaluation and resume at any time. You do not have to complete these in one sitting, so feel free to stop and start anytime. The scenarios in the ProACLS course includes CPR, drug treatments, and defibrillation. ACLS can be performed by small teams of 2 or 3 EMS professionals within an ambulance or by full teams of 6 medical professionals in a hospital setting.
The passing grade for the
course is an 85% on the written test and
% on the Skill Scenarios. There is no limit to how many times the scenarios may be attempted.