"OB" ACLS?? Anyone heard of this? - page 3

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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. Anyway, they are requiring we take... Read More


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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!
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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.
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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?
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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
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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.
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    Ugh I have to take my ACLS on Sunday/Monday. Cramming right now lol.


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