• Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

    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.





    ALSO Armed Forces: Fulfill Your Required Obstetrical Emergency Simulation Training

    Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated obstetric interval training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program. Our dedicated ALSO Armed Forces team is available to assist you in launching and administering this mandatory training program.

    Global ALSO 

    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 (AIM) and provides 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 (ALSO) program contains AIM supported educational content, specifically related to obstetric hemorrhage and severe hypertension in pregnancy and more. 

    Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

    The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This ALSO Provider Course - live portion has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2023. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information.

    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, or LPN relicensure. This is an advanced level course and may not be suitable for all general continuing nursing education.

    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, EMTs, medical students and nursing students. Learners are equipped with basic skills needed for managing an uncomplicated delivery or stabilizing patients with an obstetric emergency.


    Email: also@aafp.org
    Phone: (800) 274-2237, ext. 7506