AHA Pretests & Study Guides

Here we house all pretests and study guide files available for their respective categories. Many of our courses require a pre test to proceed with the actual course. Be sure to take all required pretesting for your area of interest. First Response has also compiled study guides a lot of our courses.

CPR/BLS Study Material

The BLS for Healthcare Providers Course teaches the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an AED on adults and children, and relief of FBAO in responsive and nonresponsive victims. The course is designed for healthcare providers who care for both in and out of hospital.

2010 BLS Guideline

ACLS Study Material

The ACLS Provider Course is designed to teach providers the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult VF/VT arrest. Students are expected to learn to manage 10 core ACLS cases: respiratory emergency, 4 types of cardiac arrest (simple VF/VT, complex VF/VT, PEA, and asystole), 4 types of prearrest emergencies (bradycardia, stable tachycardia, unstable tachycardia, and acute coronary syndromes), and stroke. * Current BLS card is required to take this course.

2010 ACLS Guideline

ECG Review Material

The American heart Association's adult ECG & Pharmacology Course presents information on basic electrophysiology, normal ECG measurements, basic arrhythmias, basic ACLS drugs, usage and routes of administration during cardiovascular emergencies, and how to integrate basic drug pharmacology into ACLS algorithms.

Six Second ECG-Study

PALS Study Material

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to teach students how to recognize infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest, to provide students with strategies for preventing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children, and to teach students how to perform the cognitive and psychomotor skills for resuscitating and stabilizing infants and children in respiratory failure, shock, or cardiopulmonary arrest. Skills in bag-mask ventilation, management of airway, defibrillation and cardioversion, use of AEDs for children older than 1 year, and rhythm management are emphasized. A modular approach is provided.

2010 PALS Guideline