• ALSO® Provider Course

    Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    7:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    Washington, DC  

    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    Registration: $595

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

    This one-day course format is available for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). This newly evolved course is an evidence-based interprofessional training program that prepares members of the entire maternity care team to better manage obstetric emergencies through teaching standardized approaches to care. This comprehensive course encourages team-based learning amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, and registered nurses in order to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

    Learners will successfully complete required online course elements at their own pace prior to attending the one-day live portion of the course. The live portion of the course then provides multiple hands-on opportunities for learners to practice their skills and apply what they have learned. This is accomplished by rotating learners through interactive group case study workstations, in situ skills workstations, and simulated hands-on group testing scenarios throughout the day.

    Successful completion of required online course elements is mandatory
    prior to attending the live portion of this course.

    ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG‐approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This Course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2022. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information: https://www.abog.org/about‐abog/bulletins. This is available to Learners and Instructors.

    Learning Objectives

    At the successful completion of the ALSO Provider Course, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss methods of managing pregnancy and birth urgencies and emergencies, which standardizes the skills of practicing maternity care providers.
    • Demonstrate content and skill acquisition as evidenced by successful completion of course examination, skills workstations, and group testing stations. 


    • Safety in Maternity Care
    • Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
    • Preterm Labor and Premature Rupture of Membranes
    • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
    • Late Pregnancy Bleeding
    • Labor Dystocia
    • Malpresentations, Malpositions and Multiple Gestation
    • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • Maternal Resuscitation and Trauma
    • Cardiac Complications of Pregnancy
    • Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
    • Maternal Sepsis

    Course Materials

    Registration includes access to the ALSO Provider manual during the completion of the required online course before the live course. A hard copy of the full-color manual may be purchased for $59.95 when registering for the course. If purchased, you will receive the manual on site at the live course.


    The workshop will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center during AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) annual meeting. You do not need to be registered for AAFP FMX in order to attend this workshop.

    If you are not registered for FMX:

    1. Click the link below
    2. Sign in to your AAFP account
    3. On the My Information screen click on “dashboard” in the upper right of this page under your name and cart.
    4. Select Hotel Reservation

    Book a room at an AAFP FMX hotel.

    If you are registered for FMX, you may click on the link above, log in to your AAFP account, and select hotel reservation.


    NOTE: All attendees must meet the AAFP’s health and safety protocols.

    Registration: $595

    Already registered? You may edit your registration anytime.

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    ALSO Program

    Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) offers the knowledge and skills needed by maternity care providers to effectively manage emergencies during pregnancy. Learn more.