Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

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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.

Exciting ALSO Updates

New ALSO Blended Classroom Course Coordinator Update(attendee.gotowebinar.com)

Become informed about the evolution and important upcoming changes to ALSO as it pertains to Course Coordinators and Sponsors. During this live, interactive webinar, you will learn more about the structure and agenda of the new One-Day Blended Classroom format, and be guided through our simplified application process for sponsoring a course.

Time: March 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CT

New ALSO Blended Classroom Instructor Update(attendee.gotowebinar.com)

Become informed about upcoming changes to the ALSO Course, and understand how Instructors should adapt their teaching methods for the new educational format. During this live, interactive webinar, you will learn more about the structure of the new One-Day Blended Classroom format, topics covered, how you can view the online content as an Instructor prior to teaching the new course, and how to access the new 2017 Instructor Manual at a reduced cost from March 1 through May 31.

Time: March 1, 2-3 p.m. CT


Earn ALSO Provider/Instructor Status

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 »

Attend an ALSO Course

Complete an ALSO Course

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 »


Sponsor an ALSO Course

Improve patient outcomes in your community by helping maternity care provides to be better prepared for obstetric emergencies. Sponsor an ALSO Course.

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Already an Approved Sponsor?

Access forms, tools, and templates to help you deliver a high-quality ALSO Course.


Get Involved with ALSO

Serve as ALSO Faculty

ALSO Faculty conduct hands-on learning workshops for the ALSO Program. Discover ways to be involved and specific requirements. Learn about ALSO Faculty Requirements »

ALSO International/Global ALSO

Discover how ALSO Instructors, and Providers are impacting maternal health around the world, saving lives and improving health. Read the latest update »

Learn More About the ALSO Program

Review the mission, vision, history, and current leadership. About ALSO »

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Obstetric Training for First Responders and Students

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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Obstetric Training for First Responders and Students

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 »