ALS OB is intended to teach how, when, and why to modify the algorithms for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) when caring for patients who are pregnant or newly delivered. Nurses at St. Luke's originally created this training and education in 2004 when our organization determined that all obstetrics nurses needed to have ACLS training. The nurses had two concerns:
Initially developed for labor and delivery, antepartum, and NICU nurses, as well as OB providers, ALS OB training quickly expanded to include emergency department, intensive care unit (ICU), and rapid response team (RRT) clinicians.
The standards have been published in multiple national peer-reviewed publications, leading to nationwide interest. For many years, St. Luke's experts have been traveling across the country to teach the curriculum, and train others to teach it as well.
Today, St. Luke's has partnered with HealthStream to deliver ALS OB content digitally. The intellectual property and content of ALS OB class is owned and copyright protected by St. Luke's Health System. The intellectual property related to the digital delivery of the content is owned by HealthStream.
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ALS OB and ACLS are not interchangeable, but are complimentary. If your facility requires ACLS for your staff, ALS OB will not be a substitution. The purpose of ALS 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.