Prepare maternity care providers to effectively manage potential emergencies during pregnancy. Sponsor an ALSO Provider Course and increase confidence during obstetric emergencies, while improving patient safety in your community.
The ALSO Provider Course is designed to serve a broad audience of maternity care providers, including physicians, residents, nurse midwives, labor and delivery nurses, physician assistants, and other maternity care team members.
Sponsoring a provider course may appear daunting at first. Here are four easy steps to help simplify the process. For complete details, view the ALSO Provider Course requirements »(10 page PDF)
Upon reciept of your Course Request form, ALSO Staff will verify faculty status and send course approval email with further instructions.
After your course request has been approved, you will be eligible to apply for CME credit for your course. (Important tip: If you type or select “ALSO,” many of the fields are pre-populated.) Notification of CME approval will be sent via email with the official statement and credits for your course. Approval can take up to four weeks.
You will receive course materials in one to two weeks. Allow time for participants to receive syllabi at least one month prior to course start date.
Include your CME application number when submitting the Participant and Faculty form to ALSO Staff. Once forms are received, you will receive certificates, wallet cards, and CME/CNE credit.
After the successful completion of the ALSO Provider Course, participants should be able to:
Download the Course Request Form. Submit your completed form to begin the process.
Contact a member of the ALSO Staff for assistance.
Provider & Refresher Courses in all states
(800) 274-2237 ext. 6556
Provider and Refresher Courses for Navy/FISC in all states
Instructor courses in all states
(800) 274-2237 ext. 6552
(800) 274-2237 ext. 6554
Course participants should have at least a basic knowledge of maternity care.
The small class size of each Provider Course is reflective of the faculty-intensive and “hands-on” nature of the course. Course size can range from 2-60 participants.
Recommended Time: 20-25 minutes each
NOTES ON REQUIRED LECTURES:
*Safety in Maternity Care must be the first presentation Day 1 of the Provider Course, effective January 2011.
**Labor Dystocia may be offered as a luncheon lecture. Reminder: ACCME requires breaks at least every 4 hours throughout each day of the course. If the lecture is offered during lunch, please factor in a break to meet the ACCME requirements.
Recommended Time: 90 minutes each
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