Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO®)

The Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO®) program has been developed to prepare participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies. BLSO is appropriate for several audiences, including: pre-hospital care providers, emergency department personnel, as well as medical, nursing and physician assistant students.

BLSO is a one-day course that offers evidence-based, hands-on workshops with mnemonics and case-based discussions that can play an important role in promoting teamwork. Pre-hospital resuscitation, communication in transit and transition to hospital care can be improved when pre-hospital and hospital providers share a conceptual framework.

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Become a BLSO Provider

Gain the knowledge you need and experience hands-on learning when you attend a one-day BLSO Provider Course. All courses are offered by approved sponsors and include a variety of materials and resources for ongoing use.

BLSO Provider Course Contacts

Carla Cherry
ALSO Program Specialist
BLSO Coordinator
(800) 274-2237 x6554

Diana Winslow
ALSO Program Manager
BLSO Program Manager
(800) 274-2237 x6550

Get Involved with BLSO

Sponsor a BLSO Course

Learn how you can bring BLSO to your area or organization, including the many support tools, products, and resources available.

Serve as BLSO Faculty

Share your knowledge, skills, and experience with others when you facilitate the BLSO Provider Course.

About BLSO

A version of Community-Based BLSO for developing countries has been available since 2009 outside the US. The US version, unlike the version for developing countries, has a manual for pre-course study and post-course review.

BLSO is a one-day course adapted from the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) program, a multidisciplinary, hands-on program in which over 150,000 clinicians have been trained.


ALSO® for Maternity Care Providers

Learn more about the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program designed for physicians, nurse midwives, and other maternity health care providers.  About ALSO »