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Course Introduces U.S. Medical Students, First Responders to Handling Obstetric Emergencies
New Curriculum Available May 15
By Matt Brown
ALSO Instructors to Start Using New Manual
"The evidence-based curriculum will be available as of May 15th for anyone interested in sponsoring a course," she told AAFP News Now. Facilities or groups interested in serving as course sponsors are invited to contact Carla Cherry at (913) 906-6000, Ext. 6554.
A community-based version of BLSO has been available for developing countries since 2009. Unlike the version used elsewhere, however, the course designed for use in the United States offers a manual for pre-course study and post-course review. Other components of the course include hands-on workshops and case-based discussions that focus on areas such as prehospital resuscitation, communication in transit and transition to hospital care.
Current ALSO advisory faculty and approved instructors have the opportunity to serve as faculty for BLSO courses. Designated advisory faculty must have served as course director for an ALSO provider course; achieved ALSO approved instructor status; completed and submitted an application form, along with a letter of recommendation from a current advisory faculty member; and received final approval from the ALSO Advisory Board.
A general BLSO course overview is available on the Academy website. A schedule of upcoming BLSO courses also will be made available as dates are set.