Help others develop and maintain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage potential emergencies during pregnancy.
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies. ALSO's evidence-based learning path bridges knowledge gaps and boosts skill sets using a team-based approach, hands-on training, and mnemonics to reduce errors and save lives.
Improving outcomes and saving lives for more than two decades, ALSO offers three course types—Provider, Instructor, or Refresher—as well as course sponsorship opportunities. Be part of the success story. Register for, or sponsor, a course today.
Facilitated by ALSO Approved Instructors, participants attending an ALSO Course learn practical, team-based approaches to managing emergency situations, including postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, and pre-eclampsia. And although labor and delivery room emergency care is the main focus of the program, the ALSO curriculum further addresses preventive care and practice concerns, such as:
ALSO has trained more than 70,000 maternity care providers in the U.S. since 1993 and more than 160,000 worldwide. Promoting safety by teaching standardized approaches to emergency situations, ALSO offers small group workstations, minimal lecture time, and low faculty-to-participant ratios.
Maternity care providers can become an ALSO Provider, and subsequently an Approved Instructor, by attending the appropriate course. Current Providers can stay up to date with a Refresher Course to strengthen OB skills and renew their Provider Status. Learn more about ALSO Status Levels »
Offered year-round in a variety of locations, ALSO Courses offer a unique learning environment for developing advanced obstetric skills based on the latest advances in care.
ALSO Provider Course
Prepare to effectively manage potential emergencies during pregnancy. (Successful completion required for ALSO Provider Status.)
ALSO Instructor Course
Develop the skills you need to train your peers. Become an ALSO Approved Instructor.
(Current ALSO Provider Status required.)
ALSO Refresher Course
Review curriculum updates and renew your ALSO Provider status before it expires.
Learn more about ALSO Courses »
Improve patient outcomes in your community by helping maternity care provides to be better prepared for obstetric emergencies. Sponsor an ALSO Course.
Access forms, tools, and templates to help you deliver a high-quality ALSO Course.
ALSO Faculty conduct hands-on learning workshops for the ALSO Program. Discover ways to be involved and specific requirements. Learn about ALSO Faculty Requirements »
Discover how ALSO Instructors, and Providers are impacting maternal health around the world, saving lives and improving health. Read the latest update »
Review the mission, vision, history, and current leadership. About ALSO »
Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO™) is designed to equip first responders and students with the skills needed to assist in normal and emergency obstetric situations. Learn about BLSO »
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