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Links to the pretests and study resources including several for EKG and pharmacology are listed below. 

Click on the link for the document you wish to print out or view.  If a blank page appears, right click on it and then click on "open in new window".  The page will them appear correctly.  You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pretests.  If you do not have the Acrobat Reader, you may download it free of charge here:  Acrobat Reader
The ACLS and PALS pretests are now online.  They must be completed in one sitting at one computer.  If you do not complete the test in one sitting, you will be required to start over again.  There is no way to save your work!  For best success, please read the ENTIRE question and EVERY answer CLOSELY!

The "ACLS pretest" link will take you to the Student Website where you will enter the code "acls15". 

The "PALS pretest" link will take you to the Student Website where you will enter the code "palsprovider".

You do not need a textbook to use the codes.
  This website has study resources along with links to the pre-course assessments.  Please take the pretest and bring the first page only of your two-page printout to class.  You may take the test as many times as you would like, but you must bring a printout to class documenting a score of at least 80%.

The NRP written exam is now online.  All nine lessons need to be completed and passed.   You may access the website where you will sign up for the test here:  NRP online test (self registration)  Click on the "NRP Online Exam" icon in the middle of the page on the left hand side.  Then follow the instructions on the lower right side of the page for "new student self registration".  Please have your credit card ready so you can pay for the exam.  The test does not need to be completed in one sitting, and it is not timed.

There are two links below with further information on completing the online exam. Please bring the certificate of completion to class.  You will not be allowed to test out without the certificate. 

Feel free to contact Laura at if you have any questions.
Here are some study resources:
If you really want to dig deep, here's the link to the entire journal containing info on stroke, MI, defibrillation and more:
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