do you have ACLS? - page 2
Just wondering how many L&D nurses have ACLS, and does your hospital require it? I do not and only a few of us do....but I'm seriously considering becoming certified, I've only worked in L&D and... Read More
Jan 23, '07I will agree to agree in part with that last post. WE do need to know something about ACLS. But to take a class once every two years and have absolutely no need for it in that two year period does nothing to keep you current. The one and only thing I remember from ACLS is amiodarone and that is only because it sorta rolls off the tongue in a very lyrical way, unlike most other med names. But I don't remember what it does or when it should be used.
I think SBE said it best, and I'll paraphrase: we are putting ourselves in a legal mine field if we are portrayed as ACLS competent (which is way different from ACLS certified) in some settings: OB would be one of them.
This is just my opinion, of course.
Jan 24, '07Quote from OBNurseShelleyI do not have ACLS and no, my hospital does not require it.Just wondering how many L&D nurses have ACLS, and does your hospital require it? I do not and only a few of us do....but I'm seriously considering becoming certified, I've only worked in L&D and don't intend to work anywhere else, but we often have critically ill patients and we do our own c-sections and recoveries in the PACU, so TECHNICALLY we're supposed to have acls, but we've been getting around it. We're a busy facility that does lots of high-risk, I'd like to feel more comfortable. What do you think about someone with very little telemetry experience becoming ACLS certified? Thanks all! SHelley