Syllabus (print and CD-Rom) and Couse Materials CD-Rom revisions labeled "June 2014" were made available on August 4, 2014.
Revisions are made bi-annually. After revised, the Syllabus and Course Materials CD-Rom must always be used together.
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 of each chapter, below, with the syllabus Table of Contents page.
PLEASE NOTE CHAPTER B REVISION: The slides were updated to reflect the ACOG report, but the chapter will not be updated until early 2015. The slide references have been removed for the version, below, until revised in 2015.
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*Chapter B - Medical Complications Chapter(32 page PDF) Published May 2006. (see note, above).
*Chapter B - Medical Complications Slide Set(9 MB PPT) (Published June 2014)
*Hypertension in Pregnancy Summary Update (4 page PDF) (Published June 2014)
*Chapter F - Labor Dystocia Chapter(18 page PDF) (Published June 2014)
*Chapter F - Labor Dystocia Slide Set(6 MB PPT) (Published June 2014)
*Chapter J - PPH Chapter only(20 page PDF) (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.
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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