Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) is an evidence-based, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary training program that equips the entire maternity care team with skills to effectively manage obstetric emergencies. This comprehensive course encourages a standardized team-based approach amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, registered nurses and other members of the maternity care team to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

Find out how you can hold a course, attend a course, or instruct a course today!

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HOLD A COURSE

Organizations such as hospitals, universities, and residency programs can work with the ALSO staff to plan and conduct an ALSO Course at their facility.

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ATTEND A COURSE

Offered year-round in a variety of locations, ALSO courses encourage team-based learning amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, registered nurses, and other members of the maternity care team in order to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

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INSTRUCT A COURSE

Find out how maternity care providers who have obtained their ALSO Provider Status may participate in this course to become an ALSO Approved Instructor.


Obstetric Training for First Responders and Students

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO™) is a course that has been adapted from the ALSO content to meet the unique needs of paramedics, EMT’s, medical students and nursing students. Learners are equipped with basic skills needed for managing an uncomplicated delivery or stabilizing patients with an obstetric emergency.

ALSO International

ALSO International has been utilized in 62 countries and educated thousands of healthcare providers around the world. This program utilizes the ALSO program content and makes it culturally and globally adaptable to the country in which the course is held.


Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)

The AAFP is proud to be a Core Partner with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Program and provide AAFP representation on the AIM Safety Council. AIM seeks to improve maternity care by establishing patient safety and quality improvement programs through the utilization of AIM Safety Council developed tools and resources. AIM encourages state and hospital quality improvement (QI) teams to align on the national, state, and hospital level in an effort to improve overall maternal health outcomes in the United States.

The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Program contains AIM supported educational content (specifically related to obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension in pregnancy and more), that can be customized to assist organizations with implementation of the AIM Patient Safety Bundles. More information about how ALSO content can be customized to specifically meet the AIM Patient Safety Bundle requirements can be obtained by emailing the ALSO Program Manager, Robyn Brumble at rbrumble@aafp.org.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. Both the ALSO Provider Course and the ALSO Instructor course have been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for 2016-2018.

Continuing Nursing Education

The American Academy of Family Physicians is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for nursing contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure. This is an advanced level course and may not be suitable for all general continuing nursing education.