2019 ACLS for OB New Provider

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2019 ACLS for OB New Provider

Date & Time Location Registration

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**Please note: Since this is a two-day course, the date shown reflects the first day of the class only. When you register, you are registered for both days even though only one day is shown.


To provide certification in ACLS by the American Heart Association with an added component specific to the obstetric patient.

Intended Audience

The ACLS for OB New Provider Course is designed for registered nurses, nurse midwives, and physicians who care for pregnant and postpartum women.


You may access the Pre-Course Assessment by going to www.heart.org/eccstudent and the code to use is acls15.

Successful completion of the Pre-Course Assessment with a 70% or higher is required. Please print your score and email a copy to Melanie.hermann@unitypoint.org one week prior to class time.

If not received one week prior, you will be dropped from the class and billed a $25 administrative fee.

It is essential that you bring an American Heart Association ACLS Provider Manual to class.


On completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients.
  2. Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compression and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
  3. Recognize respiratory arrest.
  4. Perform early management of respiratory arrest.
  5. Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition.
  6. Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition.
  7. Recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  8. Perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  9. Recognize cardiac arrest.
  10. Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care.
  11. Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team.
  12. Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team.
  13. Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  14. Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes.
  15. Define systems of care.
  16. Discuss the application of ACLS to the obstetric patient and identify considerations necessary for this population.
  17. Identify physiological differences in the obstetric patient.

Course Location

UnityPoint Health Des Moines – Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children’s Hospital – 1200 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Simulation Lab – park in the ramp and take SE elevators to Level 2

Cost/Class Materials

$200 – includes ACLS with an Obstetric focus booklet

Registrants are responsible for accessing an AHA ACLS Provider manual and bring to class.

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved for 14.25 contact hours by the Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. No partial credit will be awarded.

The American Heart Association will issue a card verifying the successful completion of the course. Expiration of the verification will occur two years from the date of issue.

Refund Policy

Blank Children’s Hospital reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. In this event, you will be notified and your entire registration fee refunded.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the high demand for this course, a processing fee of $30 will be retained for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to the course. Please email Melanie.hermann@unitypoint.org to cancel.

More information or to schedule a course at your facility:

Please contact Melanie Hermann, Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, at (515) 451-3480 or Melanie.hermann@unitypoint.org for more information.

If you would like to schedule a class at your facility, please contact Melanie Hermann. Minimum class size of 6 participants is required.