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.
The ACLS for OB New Provider Course is designed for registered
nurses, nurse midwives, and physicians who care for pregnant and postpartum
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.email@example.com
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
Apply the BLS, Primary, and Secondary Assessments sequence for a systematic evaluation of adult patients.
- Perform prompt, high-quality BLS, including prioritizing early chest compression and integrating early automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
- Recognize respiratory arrest.
- Perform early management of respiratory arrest.
- Discuss early recognition and management of ACS, including appropriate disposition.
- Discuss early recognition and management of stroke, including appropriate disposition.
- Recognize bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
- Perform early management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
- Recognize cardiac arrest.
- Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care, including immediate post-cardiac arrest care.
- Model effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team.
- 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.
- Recognize the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
- Discuss how the use of a rapid response team or medical emergency team may improve patient outcomes.
- Define systems of care.
- Discuss the application of ACLS to the obstetric patient and identify considerations necessary for this population.
- Identify physiological differences in the obstetric patient.
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
$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.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
More information or to schedule a course
at your facility:
Please contact Melanie Hermann, Perinatal Clinical Nurse
Specialist, at (515) 451-3480 or Melanie.email@example.com
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.