Presenters: Julie Grothusen, RNC-OB, Lisa Andresen, MSN, RN,
Jessica Lienen, RNC-OB, and Anne Herrin, RN
Intended Audience: Registered Nurses
Purpose: To educate perinatal care providers on the current concepts in emergency cardiac care as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) with a focus on the obstetrical patient.
1. Describe the difference between ACLS and OB ACLS, the conceptual framework, and background.
2. Describe two physiologic changes of pregnancy and their impact on ACLS.
3. Identify five modifications to A-B-C-D-Es for pregnant and newly delivered patients.
4. Identify the cardiac structure, function, and rhythms.
5. Describe how to apply modifications to CPR, airway management, bradycardia, tachycardia, acute coronary syndromes, acute stroke, VF/pulseless VT, PEA, and asystole.
6. Identify issues unique to communication with families of obstetrical cardiac or respiratory arrest victims.
7. Practice the interventions and skills learned in OB ACLS in the Birth Center’s simulation room.
Pre-Registration and Fees:
Genesis East Labor Nurses – Register via Healthstream – Keyword: ACLS-OB
Program Fee: Covered by department
Outside Labor Nurses – Register via www.Genesishealth.com/classes
Program fee: $200 to be paid with credit card during registration
IA: 8.0 contact hours will be awarded by Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #59, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa.
IL Nursing: may use the IA CEU certificate for license renewal.
Disclosure: This is not a replacement for AHA ACLS, this is in addition.