In March 2015, major revisions to Chapter B-Medical Complications chapter and slide set and Chapter J-Postpartum Hemorrhage (chapter only-edits to only title and reference) were made. The revisions were printed and are currently being shipped as separate package with every ordered syllabus (print and CD-Rom) for sponsors to replace in their syllabi.
If you have already received all your syllabi for your future course you may:
1) Continue as planned, if your course is near. It is not mandatory for you to use the updated materials at this point or;
2) For update package, email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'ALSO UPDATE' in the subject line. In the body, include your sponsor name, course date and Invoice Number from your first order.
3) Simply download the materials below and replace in the syllabi.
Note: The most current Syllabus and Course Materials CD-ROM still remain dated June 2014. Revised chapter and slides are below.
The ALSO Department has established a new annual schedule for revisions and printing of a new syllabus each year. If deemed necessary, by the ALSO Editorial Board, to make chapter revisions before the annual print date, a package will be printed and distributed, as mentioned above.
All updates will remain on this page for one year from the publication date listed next to each chapter, below. If you are unsure if your syllabus is up to date, compare the published date on each chapter in your syllabus with the date next to the files listed below.
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Table of Contents (Published February 2015)(1 page PDF)
*Chapter B - Medical Complications Chapter(38 page PDF) (Published February 2015)
*Chapter B - Medical Complications Slide Set(54 page PPT) (Published February 2015)
*Chapter J - PPH Chapter only(20 page PDF) (Published February 2015)
*Chapter F - Labor Dystocia Chapter(18 page PDF) (Published June 2014)
*Chapter F - Labor Dystocia Slide Set(6 MB PPT) (Published June 2014)
*Chapter K - Maternal Resuscitation Chapter only(26 page PDF) (Published June 2014)
*PPH and Maternal Resuscitation Workstation Slide Set (6 MB PPT) (Published June 2014)
Additional Revisions on Course Materials CD-Rom:
- OB Cases and Instructor Sheets (new)
- Exam and Exam Answer Key
- Letter to Instructor regarding the Hypertension Summary Update
- Process forms and documents
The ALSO Instructor Manual was also revised June 2014. Revisions were not extensive, therefore, faculty may still use the 5th, 6th or 7th Edition.
A variety of ALSO course materials are available for online purchase.
Contact a member of the ALSO Staff for assistance.
(800) 274-2237 ext. 6554
Updates and Revisions Policy
Evidence policy for the ALSO Syllabus 2006 - Present Revision Update and One Page Evidence-Based Addenda
Managing Editor: Larry Leeman, MD, MPH
Co-Editor for Chapters/Slides: Jeff Quinlan, MD
Co-Editor for Chapter/Slides: Lee Dreseng, MD
Editor for AFP Serialization: Larry Leeman, MD, MPH
1 Ebell MH. Siwik J. Weiss BD, et al. Strength of recommendation taxonomy (SORT): a patient-centered approach to grading evidence in the medical literature. J Am Board Fam Pract. 17(1):59-67, 2004.
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