• ALSO® Course - Minneapolis

    Sunday, August 18, 2024
    7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    Minneapolis, MN

    Registration: $595

    Registration closes July 26th, 2024.

    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 pregnancy 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 pregnancy 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.


    At the successful completion of the ALSO 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. 
    • Provide safe team leadership through various emergency obstetric scenarios. 
    • Demonstrate effective team communication strategies focusing on patient safety.
    • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
    • Birth Crisis
    • Cardiac Complications of Pregnancy
    • First-Trimester Pregnancy Complications
    • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
    • Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
    • Labor Dystocia
    • Late Pregnancy Bleeding
    • Malpresentations, Malpositions, and Multiple Gestation
    • Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • Pregnancy Related Sepsis
    • Preterm Labor and Prelabor Rupture of Membranes
    • Safety in Pregnancy Care
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Trauma and Resuscitation in Pregnancy
    • Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy

    Registration includes access to the ALSO manual during the completion of the required online course before the live course. 

    If you registered for this course and have not been contacted by a member of the AAFP ALSO team by August 2, 2024, please email also@aafp.org in order to get access to required online materials. 

    The following hotel is available for accommodations during the course. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay. Making reservations early is encouraged.

    Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 

    1300 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Phone: 612-596-4656 

    Rate: $169 Single/Double Occupancy
    + current tax rate

    Accommodation Cutoff: July 27, 2024

    Reservations Include:

    • Internet access in sleeping rooms
    • Access to the fitness center for all attendees

    The AAFP has reviewed ALSO Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 8 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 8/18/2024 to 8/18/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    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 9.6 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider number: LT0278-0312. This is an advanced level course and may not be suitable for all general continuing nursing education. 

    AMA/AAFP Equivalency - Providers may choose to include the following in addition to the AAFP credit statement:

    AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. 

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit. 


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    ALSO Program

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