ALSO Publications

Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO) has been featured in many peer-reviewed, evidence-based journals. Below is a sampling of these articles:

ALSO Articles

Dauphin-McKenzie N, Celestin M, Brown D, Gonzalez-Quintero V. The advanced life support in obstetrics course as an orientation tool for obstetrics and gynecology residents. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007;196(5):e27-28.(

Calvert KL, Mcgurgan PM, Debenham EM, Gratwick  FJ, Maoris P.  Emergency obstetric simulation training:  How do we know where we are going, if we don’t know where we have been?  Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecool 2013 Sept 13.  doi: 10.1111/ajo.12120( [epub ahead of print]

P. Tullar*, B. True, A. Stowe-Quain, R. Kauffman and K. Graves-Evenson. Comparison Study of ALSO ® Trained and Traditionally Trained OB-GYN and Family Medicine Residents in Shoulder Dystocia, The Open Medical Education Journal, 2012, 5, 12-16.(

Wulff J, Contreras D, Gonzalez F, Di Muro J, Cortes R, et al. Simulation training as a learning strategy in the management of obstetric emergencies. Latin American Journal of Perinatology. 20 (2) 2017: 90-94.

Bongban NG, Meyer DJ, Gatongi PM, Isabella MI (2016) Emergency obstetrics knowledge and practical skills retention among hospital and clinic staff following advanced life support obstetrical training in Cameroon, Africa. Frontiers in Women’s Health 1: doi:10.15761/FWH.1000110.

Walker LJ, Fetherston CM, McMurray A.  Perceived changes in the knowledge and confidence of doctors and midwives to manage obstetric emergencies following completion of an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course in Australia.  Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol. 2013 Jul 6.  Doi 10.1111/ajo.12110 [epub ahead of print](

Baxley EG, Gobbo RW. Shoulder dystocia. Am Fam Physician 2004; 69(7): 1707.

Dresang L, González M, Beasley J, Bustillo C, Damos J, Deutchman M, Evensen A, Ancheta N, Rojas-Suarez A, Schwartz J, Sorenson B, Winslow D, Leeman L. The Impact of Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) Training in Low-Resource Countries. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. November 2015; 131(2):209-15.(

Evensen A, Panzer J, Jones S, Wright K, Albelo A. Improving confidence in obstetric skills with Basic and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics® training in Ethiopia: a pre/post study. J of Woman’s Reproductive Health June 2015; 1(1):24-33.

Walker L, Fetherston C, McMurray A. Perceptions of Interprofessional Education in the Australian Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course Fam Med 2015;47(6):435-44.(

McGready R, Turner C, Rijken MJ, Salisbury P, Wong N, Bendell B, Moore K, Nosten F, Sneddon A. Impact of ALSO on PPH related maternal mortality on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a population based cohort study.  Abstract

Sorensen B, Rasch V, Massawe S, Nyakina J, Elsass P, Nielsen B. Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and post-partum hemorrhage: a prospective intervention study in Tanzania. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2011;90:609-614(

Deutchman M, Dresang L, Winslow D. Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) International Development. Fam Med 2007; 39(9): 618-22.1.(

Beasley JW, Dresang LT, Winslow D, Damos JR. The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) Program: Fourteen years = progress. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2005; 20(4): 271-5.(

Dresang L, Beasley J, Paul R. The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in developing countries. Journal of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (JLUMHS) 2005; 4(2).(

Hinshaw K. ALSO (UK)—Are we making a difference? National Health Service Litigation Authority Journal 2003;2 (Suppl iii).

Taylor HA, Kiser WR. Reported comfort with obstetrical emergencies before and after participation in the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALS07©) course. Fam Med. 1998;30:103-7.(

Bower DJ, Wolkomir MS, Schubot DB. The effects of the ALSO® course as an educational intervention for residents. Fam Med. 1997;28:187-93.(

Lomax A. ALSO®: The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course. Midwives 1997; 110(1314): 176-177.

Lewis P. The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course. Mod Midwife 1996; 6(12): 17-9.

Taylor HA. Providing the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course within the military family practice training system. Military Medicine. 1996;161:696-700.(

Beasley JW, Damos JR, Roberts RG, Nesbitt TS. The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics course: A national program to enhance obstetric emergency skills and to support maternity care practice. Arch Fam Med. 1994;3:1037-41.(