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Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Obstetric Provider

Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Obstetric Provider

This course implements the AHA ACLS guidelines. Additional information will be provided focusing on critical points related to cardiac arrest associated with pregnancy.


Participants must be healthcare providers whose daily occupations or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS and who are authorized to perform some or all of these functions. A basic EKG class is strongly recommended prior to taking ACLS for the first time.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the principles of resuscitation.
  2. Demonstrate the steps of resuscitation, including the use of a resuscitation bag and mask, chest compressions, and endotracheal intubation for the adult patient.
  3. Describe the appropriate use and dosage of resuscitative medications.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to recognize normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms.
  5. Demonstrate primary and secondary ABDC surveys with modifications appropriate for pregnant and/or newly delivered patients based on physiologic changes of pregnancy.
Upon successful completion, the participant will receive AHA ACLS Provider and BLS Provider course completion cards.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10612 for 16 CE credit hours.  Respiratory Therapists receive 5 CEUs.
Flagstaff Medical Center is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
Flagstaff Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dates and Times

Two-day provider course
Day 1:
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Cardiac Arrest and Pregnancy
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - AHA ACLS
Day 2:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - AHA ACLS
Flagstaff Medical Center:
  • Jan. 9 - Jan. 10, 2020
  • May 21 - May 22, 2020
  • Aug. 6 - Aug. 7, 2020
  • Nov. 19 - Nov. 20, 2020
Verde Valley Medical Center:
  • March 19 - March 20, 2020
  • Sept. 14 - Sept. 15, 2020


At Flagstaff Medical Center, the courses will be held in the Northern Arizona Healthcare Training Center, located at the west end of Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys, Suite 241-242.

In Cottonwood, the courses will be held in the Education Center located in the Courtyard Plaza on the east side of the Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane.


Two-day provider course
$175.00 Non-NAH Employee
$110.00 NAH Employee


Due to necessary class preparation, registration for this course will close 5 business days prior to the class date.

To register online, please click the appropriate registration button on this page under "Event Details."

To register by mail or fax, download the class brochure and complete the application form. The class brochure is available on this page under "Event Links and Documents." 

Mail completed registration application to: Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Department 1200 North Beaver Street Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

You also may fax your registration to (928) 773-2430.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available less a $75.00 administration fee. No refund is issued if cancellation occurs within five business days of the course.


In the interest of complete disclosure, the speaker(s) and planning committee of this CME Activity has signed a financial disclosure form and has no conflict of interest with any commercial entities or products that may have an interest in this program. This is intended to make you aware of the faculty’s interests, so you may form your own judgments about such materials.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional material for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.