OB for the ACLS Provider


Registration Dates

Classes are all 8am-5:30pm.

If you wish to enroll in this course, please call our North Education Center office at 417-269-4117. If you are a CoxHealth employee you will find 2018 dates on Healthstream. Thank you!


Course Information

This 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, practice stations, and review. It is designed for all medical specialties which are required to have ACLS training but desire an obstetric focus. Lecture content on the care of an obstetric patient in cardiac arrest and post-arrest will be provided by an OB specialist.

The OB for ACLS Provider class is focused on recognition and adaptation of ACLS algorithms for the care of pregnant or newly delivered patients. The resuscitation science is based on ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation), so it is evidence-based and consistent with best practices. This class contains:

  1. A review of pathophysiology of pregnancy (what makes pregnant/newly-delivered patients high risk for an event)
  2. Review of cardiac structure/function (including an EKG review)
  3. Modifications for each of the core cases covered in ACLS (CPR, respiratory, MI, stroke, etc.)
  4. Strategies for talking with families (ethical, practice, and legal issues)

This class is trademarked/copyright protected by St. Luke’s Health System.



There is no written exam. There is skills practice, but no skills exam.


Course Length

9 hours


Certification Length




General Public $160.00

Student $135.00

The fee includes an OB for the ACLS Provider Manual.


Educational Credit

CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

8.0 contact hours

Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Requirements for successful completion include: sign-in at the registration desk, attendance at the entire course, and participation in classroom activities.