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  1. As a ER RN are you required to be ACLS prepared?!?!?
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  2. 29 Comments

  3. by   CIRQL8
    I am not an ER nurse, but I would say YES! And, if for some reason, some places do not require it, WHY?!!

    ER and ICU are probably the two most likely places to need it regularly.

    I am in the OR, and at my hospital, it is not required for the circulators to have ACLS, but I have it anyway. I like having the certification and training up to date, so I can be of most use when I am needed. Some ORs do require it.
  4. by   nrsang97
    All ER,ICU/CCU, Labor and delivery, PACU/OR nurses are required to be ACLS at my facility.
  5. by   JMBM
    Absolutely.
  6. by   sirI
    Definitely.
  7. by   fgoff
    yeap!
  8. by   Altra
    Absolutely ... I don't see any way a nurse could function in any ER without ACLS.
  9. by   S.T.A.C.E.Y
    The hospital I am doing my clinicals at requires that all new ER nurses obtain ACLS within 6-12 months of hire.
  10. by   ernurse61
    At my facility, ACLS, PALS and if you have CEN or TNCC.
  11. by   bill4745
    ACLS and PALS are required.
  12. by   Msou
    Oh my, Yes ACLS is definitely required as an ER, RN. If you need help looking for a class I know American Red Cross and American Heart Associations all offer classes and they can you locate one closes to you. If your applying for hospital some times they will reimburse you for the price of the class because if can be a little pricey. Check with your HR department.

    Hope this helps.
  13. by   chip193
    Quote from Msou
    Oh my, Yes ACLS is definitely required as an ER, RN. If you need help looking for a class I know American Red Cross and American Heart Associations all offer classes and they can you locate one closes to you. If your applying for hospital some times they will reimburse you for the price of the class because if can be a little pricey. Check with your HR department.

    Hope this helps.
    ARC does not do ALCS. It is an AHA thing only. You also need to call your local AHA chapter and get a list of the Community Training Centers that offer ACLS. The chapters do not offer the class themselves.
    Last edit by chip193 on Jan 20, '07
  14. by   GFocker
    I was required to abtain ACLS w/in one month of hire.

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