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Description

The ACLS OB class (for medical professionals) 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:


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

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

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Registration

Registration Instructions

For more information, please email aclsob@slhs.org or call the number below:

(208) 381-4162

Frequently Asked Questions

Click each question below for its answer:

Are ACLS OB and ACLS the same course?
No, ACLS OB and ACLS are two separate and distinct classes.
How are ACLS and ACLS OB different/the same?

1. ACLS OB is a full day in length, has its own agenda, evaluation form, and method of documenting course completion (CNE certificate for contact hours, when working with Provider Unit or Approver). This class is trademarked/copyright protected by St. Luke’s Health System. The content of the 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 is consistent with best practices (based on the best available evidence). This class contains a review of pathophysiology of pregnancy (what makes pregnant/newly-delivered patients high risk for an event?), review of cardiac structure/function (including an EKG review – as OB nurses are often uncomfortable with EKG interpretation), modifications for each of the “core” cases covered in ACLS (CPR, respiratory, MI, stroke, etc.) and finishes with a section about talking with families (ethical, practice, legal issues). This course utilizes its own manual (ACLS OB Provider Manual).

2.  This class can be followed by a full AHA ACLS Provider course (~ 15 hours).  This class has its own agenda, evaluation, and method of course completion (AHA ACLS Provider card – earned upon completion of AHA requirements). The Instructors teach the AHA ACLS content (adhering strictly to AHA’s guidelines) while adapting the cases/scenarios (as allowed by AHA) to meet the needs of the OB learners.  This class uses the AHA ACLS Provider Manual.

Can ACLS and ACLS OB be used interchangably?

ACSL OB and ACLS are not interchangeable. If your facility requires ACLS for your staff, ACLS OB will not be a substitution. The purpose of ACLS OB is to help nurses and other clinicians understand how, when, why to modify ACLS algorithms for care of the pregnant or newly delivered OB patient.

Where can I get ACLS OB provider courses?

ACLS OB Provider Courses are available in Boise and can be delivered at your site.

Where can I get ACLS OB instructor courses?

St. Luke’s Health System owns the copyright/trademark protection and instructor classes can only be taught by St. Luke’s (either in Boise or at your facility).

Please refer to the ACLS OB Materials Price List for information regarding requirements and purchase of additional ACLS OB Provider Manuals.

What if my facility wants to host a class – how long does it take?
Usually from “first contact” until “class occurs” is 2-6 months – depending on several factors:
  1. Whether your facility wants
    • ACLS OB (Provider and Instructor) only
    • ACLS OB (Provider and Instructor) AND AHA ACLS (Provider and Instructor)
  2. Funding – facilities often write for grant funds to do this and that sometimes adds time to the process
    • Class fees are per person
    • Host facility also pays for airfare, hotel, meals, local transport (cab, shuttle, or car rental, depending upon availability)
  3. Availability of classroom space and manikins
  4. Contract review time
  5. When this class is provided in Boise, Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours are available. St. Luke’s is willing to provide the Objective Content Grid information if the host facility desires to do the same – this sometimes impacts a timeline, depending upon the CNE Provider Unit.