Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

About ALSO® One-Day Classroom

Learners in this new course format will successfully complete required online 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.

Watch Two Webinars About This New Format


Learn about important changes to ALSO as it pertains to Course Coordinators and Sponsors, including more about the structure and agenda of the new One-Day Blended Classroom format, and a simplified application process.


Learn how Instructors should adapt their teaching methods for this new ALSO Course format, including what topics are covered, how you can view the online content as an Instructor prior to teaching the new course, and how to access the new 2017 Instructor Manual.

Learn more about what is covered during each portion of this new class format:

Online Course Elements

Prior to the one-day live portion of the course, learners review a syllabus, view online video lectures, video recorded workstation demonstrations, complete case studies, play interactive mnemonic games, and take a pre-course examination. Upon successful completion of pre-course required elements, learners may then attend the live course by providing proof of completion to their ALSO Course Coordinator. The online portion of the course includes the following content:

  • First-Trimester Pregnancy Complications
  • Medical complications of pregnancy
  • Vaginal Bleeding in Late Pregnancy
  • Preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes
  • Intrapartum fetal surveillance
  • Labor dystocia
  • Malpresentations, Malposition, and Multiple Gestations
  • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Maternal resuscitation and trauma
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Online Case Studies on Cord Prolapse and Late Trimester Bleeding

Live Course Elements

The one day live portion of the course consists primarily of small group workstations designed to allow learners to practice both individual and team-based skills. Workstations include hands-on demonstration of ALSO mnemonics and case study sessions. The live portion of the course minimally requires the following content:

Safety in Maternity Care Lecture

Skills Workstation Topics:

  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Emergency Breech Delivery
  • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
  • Maternal Resuscitation
  • Interactive Group Case Studies covering Intrapartum Surveillance and Labor Dystocia

Group Testing: Multiple in-situ interprofessional group testing scenarios which assess the maternity team’s ability to both manage obstetric emergencies and communicate effectively.