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2015 ACLS Guidelines Test


2015 ACLS Guideline Changes. Are You Ready?

Beginning in January 2010, all over the United States, health care providers have been integrating their practice to the new 2010-2015 ACLS Guidelines. There were significant changes made to several aspects of the ACLS protocol including, an addition of a 5th link in the chain of survival, waveform capnography, simplified pulseless arrest algorithm, simplified tachycardia algorithm, medication changes, and much more.

To assist you in preparation for ACLS certification and testing based on these 2010-2015 ACLS Guideline changes, we have created a 25 question test covering all of the major changes that you may run into during testing and certification.

Members may use the link below to access the 2015 ACLS Guideline Changes Test.

2015 ACLS Guideline Changes Test

Non-Members may use the link below to access a sample of the 2015 ACLS Guideline Changes Test.

2015 ACLS Guideline Changes Sample Test

  153 Responses to “2015 ACLS Guidelines Test

  1. had my ACLS re=cert yesterday 1 wrong felt no pressure. your megacode sites are great. will be back in 2 years especially since there will be updates & changes after this year. thank you again for this amazing site.

  2. Should pulse checks be done with every rhythm check or only when there is a rhythm change .

  3. Jeff I can’t thank you enough for this website. It was excellent; it explained everything you could possibly ask. Found myself not being able to put my tablet down I kept going over the info and it became clearer with each time. Again thanks!

  4. Jeff,

    Great site! You list a lot of information based on studies, but do not site where the information was taken from. I would like to read further into many of the studies mentioned.

    Warm Regards,


    • If I mention studies in the comments, I do try and cite web pages or journal documents. If you are referring to content within a web page, all content is derived from AHA materials. Which can be found in “AHA Circulation Journal
      This site can be searched for key words that you are specifically interested in.

  5. Took ACLS several times but never felt this prepared. 94% on written test. I thought it was hard too! I will purchase this again in 2 years. I learned a lot from this site. Not just memorizing! Thank You!

  6. This website is the best! I studied from it and crammed for my ACLS class, because I stumbled upon this site a few days before my class. The information and megacode series made me more confident and more knowledgeable about what to do in a specific situation. The instructor was even impressed with me!!!! Thank you Jeff for everything!

  7. Jeff,
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! I only had a week to study and this website is amazing. I would not have passed the course without your website. You make it so easy for us to learn and prepare for the test.

    Thank you,

  8. Worth every cent! Thank You! Question..I work in a prison. Is there any ill effects for using the defibrillator, TCP ,Sync mode or AED if the person has metal handcuffs and metal ankle cuffs? Thank You

  9. Very good site I too have test anxiety I was ready for the test.

  10. I took my ACLS test this past Saturday and passed with no significant problems. I signed up for the re-cert class, (5 hrs long), not the full class. (This is the 6th time I had to re-certify as a requirement of my current position. (Every two years for the last 12 years). I feel this site prepared me very well as I have test anxiety- so being able to take these tests and track my progress over a two week period of time, was very helpful. I especially liked going through all of the test options to reinforce my knowledge and understanding of the material. Answering multiple choice questions helped the actual test experience feel less intimidating or stressful when writing the exam with a room with other students. There was barely enough elbow room to write while sharing a table with 3 other people.

    Going through the 4 stations for the group mock code, is not bad at all. There were 8 in my group and we all help one another although the goal is to be a team leader at least once during the four stations. The test facilitators are usually EMT’s and they have always been nice and helpful. I was concerned that I was not prepared enough for the monitor recognition portion of the test, but in actuality, there were only a few rhythm strips and the questions all had to do with medical treatment, or drug dosages – what would you give first. I felt this site had better questions than the actual AHA test.

    Overall, I highly recommend this site and will certainly be back in two years to prepare just as I did this time around. This was the best experience I had in the last 12 years so if you are in doubt, take it from me, it was the best $10.00 I spent ALL MONTH!
    Donna Martin BSN, RN, ACM

  11. I passed! Thanks for the great resource. In particular, I found the comments and questions from others extremely helpful…I appreciated your sharing those for public consumption :) I’ll certainly spread the word about your site.

  12. Just wanted to thank you for offering this review course. A co-worker and I used this to study for ACLS and we were re-certified this past week. I highly recommend your course!

  13. Hi Jeff,
    Thanks for the site. I passed the course today. I have used your site for ~ 3 evenings to prepare + reading of the manual.
    In general, your site is helpful to prepare for the Megacodes but the test questions and the rhythm identification are oversimplified. I would suggest to change the questions to the challenging format (what I had today) and give more details on the rhythm (e.g., junctional tachycardia, tachycardia with PVC).


  14. Thanks Jeff, excellent site, very helpful. Got the ACLS certification. I will recommend this site to all my colleagues. Excellent job.

  15. Excellent interpretation of d heart blocks n videos r impressive n self explanatory….

  16. They are very practical videos and i watched them with pleasure!

  17. I crammed for my recert this week using your site and got 94 percent on the written and did well on the scenarios. I felt confident and comfortable. Thanks! I will recommend to my friends.

  18. studding your course to take ACLS for the first time in 44yrs I’ve been a nurse. I’m having to familiarize myself with rhythms. Having trouble differintiating1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree blocks. Your course is very helpful. I’m confident with your help, I’ll be prepared in three weeks.

  19. Hi Jeff, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say that I aced the ACLS course today (both written and practical portions). I wanted to thank you for the excellent site. I will let all my colleagues know. Blessings. Mike, ER RN from Canada.

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