Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Successfully complete this online course on ACLS and apply for a certificate to become globally accredited.

This online course takes you through the stages of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), enabling you to recall vital information in stressful situations when every moment counts. Complete this course and apply for certification to gain international accreditation. The course takes you through each stage of ACLS, from approaching an individual in trouble to post-cardiac arrest care. These are life-saving skills that will always be in demand.


The principles of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and the initial assessment of someone in need of help are the crux of the free online course. You will learn about basic life support (BLS), from the chain of survival to the guideline changes, and both mouth-to-mask and bag-mask ventilation. You will progress to learn about advanced life support, including the physiology and anatomy of the heart, airway adjuncts and the ACLS survey.

The material then takes you through the principles of early defibrillation and the steps of using an automated external defibrillator (AED). You will learn about systems of care and explore a number of cases in which ACLS should be used, including respiratory arrest, ventricular fibrillation, bradycardia and tachycardia. Finally, you will learn a number of practical ACLS skills to advance your training.

This certification course also comes with a handbook to help you further your learning. Complete this course and purchase a certificate to gain access to free international accreditation. These crucial skills are especially relevant to those working in fields like nursing, and caring for the elderly and vulnerable.


Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Summarize the intended use of advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS)
  • Explain how to determine if an individual is conscious or unconscious
  • Detail the steps in the chain of survival
  • Explain the anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • List equipment used in airway management
  • Summarize the principles of early defibrillation
  • List the symptoms of bradycardia and tachycardia
  • Explain how to care for acute coronary syndrome
  • Explain the process for performing one-person basic life support (BLS) on an adult
  • Summarize the steps taken to perform successful airway management
  • List the proper steps for using an automated external defibrillator

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