• ALSO® Armed Forces

    Fulfill Your Required Obstetrical Emergency Simulation Training

    Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for the Department of Defense-mandated obstetrics interval training requirements for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care.

    A comprehensive evidence-based, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary training program, ALSO equips the entire maternity care team with skills to effectively manage obstetric emergencies. This comprehensive course encourages a standardized team-based approach amongst the maternity care team to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

    ALSO Armed Forces: Military Experience, Training Excellence

    For 25 years, ALSO has provided training for labor and delivery personnel around the globe. For nearly a decade, we've partnered with the Air Force, Army, and Navy to deliver education in more than 20 military hospitals, including:

    • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
    • 96th Medical Group
    • Madigan Army Medical Center
    • Multiple Naval Hospitals throughout in the United States, Italy, Japan, and Cuba

    Our dedicated ALSO Armed Forces team is available to assist you in launching and administering this mandatory training program. We can provide reports to track course completion, support your budgeting efforts, and assist in communication about the course.

    What People Say About ALSO Maternity Training*

    “I recently completed a review of thousands of comments from 200 past ALSO courses, and the participants consistently gave positive feedback about the organization, content, and concise presentation of the material. 98% would recommend the course to a colleague.”

    ~ Lyrad K Riley, MD, Col USAF AFMC 96 MDOS/SGOF, Retired

    "The ALSO program gets everyone 'singing from the same sheet of music' during very challenging obstetrical emergencies. The training programs gets everyone from the interns to RNs, CNMs, and physicians to work in concert with each to successful respond to emergencies including postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, and assisted vaginal delivery. 

    "I put on three or four ALSO courses per year and have found it very easy. All materials and lectures that are required are every easy to access. The ALSO staff are very friendly and go the extra mile to assist with anything we need."

    ~ Al Runzel, CNM at Naval Medical Center San Diego

    *Comments do not represent the opinions of the United States Armed Forces; they are the opinions of these individuals and should not be considered an endorsement by the United States Armed Forces.

    Contact Us 

    Call (800) 274-2237, ext. 7506 or email also@aafp.org and a member of our team will contact you within one business day to discuss your program's needs.

    • Include your name, organization, address, phone number, if you have any ALSO-approved instructors, and how many people you need to train in your email.