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"OB" ACLS?? Anyone heard of this? - page 2

Hi all, Our dept has finally decided to require all L&D nurses to be cert in ACLS. We slid by without it before because we have an anesthesiologist and CRNA exclusively available to us 24/7. ... Read More

  1. Visit  ladyarwen3 profile page
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    That looks interesting as well , but we need to have a course that is AHA certified, and the ACLS -OB course is!

    I know i shouldn't feel this way but the ACLS --OB course was created by nurses! I would rather use that one!
  2. Visit  ladyarwen3 profile page
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    By the way, the St Luke's ACLS-OB covered all the aspects of regular ACLS, which is why the AHA certifies it.
  3. Visit  zinker35861 profile page
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    I took the ACLS OB in Boise ID about 2 months ago. It's straight ACLS with added OB content. Nothing is left out but you actually have 6 added hours of OB stuff added. You get the Americal Heart ACLS card at the end. There is no mention of the OB part on the card. Americal Heart is looking very closely at this program and there was a representative at my particular class that was there to check it out. I took regular ACLS recently and I thought the ACLS OB was very good and our facility is going to make it mandatory for all our L&D staff.
  4. Visit  zinker35861 profile page
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    st lukes hospital in boise id has this course. here's the link www.stlukesonline.org/aclsob. hope this is helpful.
  5. Visit  LuvofNursing profile page
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    Quote from zinker35861
    st lukes hospital in boise id has this course. here's the link www.stlukesonline.org/aclsob. hope this is helpful.
    i went to the link listed in the top response in this thread, but it actually does not list where you can get this certification. does anyone know where it is offered or how i can find out where it is offered?

    thank you
  6. Visit  ladyarwen3 profile page
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    Email the nurses at St Lukes or phone

    mailto:aclsob@slrmc.org
    or call St. Luke's Education Department
    at (208) 493-0461

    you won't be sorry
  7. Visit  LuvofNursing profile page
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    Quote from ladyarwen3
    Email the nurses at St Lukes or phone

    mailto:aclsob@slrmc.org
    or call St. Luke's Education Department
    at (208) 493-0461

    you won't be sorry
    i live in california
  8. Visit  MomBabyUnitRN profile page
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    Quote from TraumaDiva
    Yes...not only have I heard about it....we teach it! It IS, contrary to what has been posted here, an official ACLS course. You receive an ACLS card and an ACLS Obstetrics CE certificate. It is a super fantastic course started by two OB gurus in Boise, Idaho.

    Their names are: Theresa Standfill and Katie Schimpelphinnig.

    We teach the Course at Presbyterian of Dallas four times a year. It is a super cool two day course. Especially for ER nurses wanting to ramp up their critical care skills and OB nurses wanting to ramp up their rescus knowledge.
    This is the same 2 day course we take. I took mine about a month or so ago. It was advanced cardiac life support with some OB rescue thrown in. It was fantastic!
  9. Visit  mandi131 profile page
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    Hi Everyone!
    I am an L&D nurse at St. Luke's in Boise and have had the absolute wonderful benefit of having Katie and Teresa be a part of much of my education here. The OB-ACLS class is great! I took it about a year ago and it was absolutely worth the extra 6 hours of OB content added on top of regular ACLS, it really clarifies the modifications you would make in a gravid woman while still sticking to classic ACLS priciples. Plus, I am certified by the AHA so if I decided to work elsewhere my certification would transfer. This class is relatively new which is probably why some have not heard of it. I know they travel all over to teach the class and if you have the opportunity to take it I would absolutely recomend it or contact St. Luke's in Boise for more information.
  10. Visit  ducknurse profile page
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    I am trying to be the educator for my unit and would love to do OB ACLS if it counts as ACLS with an obstretric focus!!! How do become an instructor? Do you have to be an ACLS instructor first?
  11. Visit  dwinslow profile page
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    I have managed the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program since 1994. We have trained over 62,000 maternity care providers in the US alone (over 10,000 RN's).

    Numerous hospitals are now requiring ALSO training for all L&D staff instead of ACLS as the ALSO curriculum covers more emergency topics while focusing on patient safety and multidisciplinary team training.

    www.aafp.org/also
  12. Visit  tntrn profile page
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    Quote from mandi131
    Hi Everyone!I am an L&D nurse at St. Luke's in Boise and have had the absolute wonderful benefit of having Katie and Teresa be a part of much of my education here. The OB-ACLS class is great! I took it about a year ago and it was absolutely worth the extra 6 hours of OB content added on top of regular ACLS, it really clarifies the modifications you would make in a gravid woman while still sticking to classic ACLS priciples. Plus, I am certified by the AHA so if I decided to work elsewhere my certification would transfer. This class is relatively new which is probably why some have not heard of it. I know they travel all over to teach the class and if you have the opportunity to take it I would absolutely recomend it or contact St. Luke's in Boise for more information.
    My daughter was born there 40 years ago! In the old place downtown. Oh, how i wish our facility would go the route of OB ACLS i stead of torturing us the way they do. We are treated like second class citizens because we dont know all the acronyms or rhythms or whatever. I bet we could throw some right back at them if given the chance.
  13. Visit  jodyangel profile page
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    Ugh I have to take my ACLS on Sunday/Monday. Cramming right now lol.

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