- Continuing Education & Life Support
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Description and Target Audience: This 2-day course is designed for healthcare professionals whose responsibilities require proficiency in treating obstetric patients and whom may encounter obstetric emergencies in their line of work. This course will be taught via lectures with questions and answers, skills stations, and skills testing and review. It is designed for all medical specialties which are required to have ACLS training but desire an obstetric focus. You will be expected to demonstrate competence in CPR as part of successful course completion. Topics covered will include the 10 ACLS Core Cases based on the 2010 AHA/ECC Guidelines: Respiratory Arrest, Witnessed Arrest, Refractory VF/Pulseless VT, PEA, Asystole, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Bradycardia, Tachycardia—Stable, Tachycardia—Unstable, Stroke, Immediate Post-Cardiac Arrest Care, and the Team Resuscitation Concept. Lecture content on the care of an obstetric patient in arrest and post-arrest will be provided by an OB specialist.
Testing: Written exam (50 questions) which must be passed with an 84%. One-on-one skills testing required.
Course Length: 15 hours
Certification Length: 2 years (this course results in an American Heart Association ACLS Provider card. All OB content is taught before the AHA ACLS program).
Includes: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual and certification card.
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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials; do not represent income to the Association.