• Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program

    Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) is an evidence-based, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary training program that equips the entire pregnancy 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 pregnancy care team to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes. The course format is a blended classroom which allows learners to work at their own pace to complete the
    online course portion prior to the live course skills assessment portion.

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    The AAFP has compiled these frequently asked questions (FAQ) to answer questions about the ALSO course, questions sponsors and instructors might have, and tips for navigating the course dashboard.

    ALSO Learner Questions
    ALSO Sponsor Questions
    ALSO Instructor Questions
    ALSO Course Dashboard Questions and Troubleshooting

    Access Status Wallet Cards, Requirements, and Letters of Participation

    The ALSO Course curriculum is culturally and globally adaptable to be relevant in the country where the course is being held. Please contact the Women’s Health team to learn more about the course.

    Fulfill Your Required Obstetrical Emergency Simulation Training

    ALSO is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated obstetric interval training for staff involved in the provision of military pregnancy care and meets all requirements of the program. The Women’s Health team is available to assist you in launching and administering this mandatory training program.

    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 course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2025. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information: ABOG Bulletins.

    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, ER staff, students, nurses, non-delivering physicians, and other medical professionals.

    Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO™) curriculum has been adapted from the ALSO Course content to meet the unique needs of first responders and other professionals who may engage with pregnant and postpartum individuals experiencing emergencies. Learners are equipped with basic skills needed for managing normal labor and delivery as well as stabilizing patients with obstetric emergencies.


    AAFP Women’s Health Team (ALSO/BLSO)
    Email: also@aafp.org
    Phone: (800) 274-2237

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