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2018 ACLS for OB - Provider Course

Date & Time Location Registration
4/17/2018 - 8:00 AM Iowa Methodist - Simulation Lab, 2nd Floor Education & Research Center. Registration Full
8/2/2018 - 8:00 AM Iowa Methodist - Simulation Lab, 2nd Floor Education & Research Center.
10/4/2018 - 8:00 AM Iowa Methodist - Simulation Lab, 2nd Floor Education & Research Center.

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


  • 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 70% or higher is required.  Please print your score and fax (515-241-6732) or email  (Melanie.hermann@unitypoint.org)  Melanie Hermann 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 your AHA ACLS Provider Manual to class.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this program, 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 compressions 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.

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been approved for 14.5 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.


Day 1

7:55 a.m.

Registration & Welcome


ACLS Overview and Organization (Lesson 1)


OB Considerations/Physiology/Rhythm Identification 




Science of Resuscitation (Lesson 2 - video)


Systematic Approach (Lesson 3 - video)


Management of Respiratory Arrest Learning/Testing (Lesson 5)


CPR and AED Practice/Testing (Lesson 4)




Technology/Equipment (Lesson 6)


OB Tachycardia, algorithm, learning station (Lesson 14)


OB Bradycardia, algorithm, learning station (Lesson 13)




Cardiac Arrest - OB VF/VT, algorithm, learning station (Lesson 10)





Day 2


8:00 a.m.

Post Cardiac Arrest Care, algorithm, learning station (Lesson 15)


Acute Coronary Syndrome (Lesson 7 - video)


Stroke (Lesson 8 - video)


OB ACS & Stroke 




Team Dynamics and Megacode (Lesson 9 - video)


When the Unexpected Happens




Megacode Practice (Lesson 16)

1:30 p.m.



 Megacode Test


 Written Test


Evaluations, Remediation, Dismiss


$200   ACLS for OB New Provider Course (includes ACLS with an Obstetric Focus booklet)

** ACLS Provider manual and ACLS with an Obstetric Focus booklet required for this class.


UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, Blank Children's Hospital/IMMC Campus 

Simulation Lab - 2nd floor ERC 

1200 Pleasant Street 

Des Moines, IA 50309 

Or outside facility if noted.

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 plus the cost of the manual will be retained for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to the course. Please email Melanie Hermann at Melanie.hermann@unitypoint.org to cancel.

More Information

Melanie Hermann, MSN, ARNP, RNC-OB, CNS-BC at Melanie.Hermann@unitypoint.org  or 515-241-6439   

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

Because this is a two-day course, the course dates reflect the first day of the class only. When you register, you are registered for both days even though only one day is shown.  For example, when you register for the 2/28/18 class, the second class will be on 3/1/18.