The ALSO Instructor Course is designed to teach current ALSO providers the skills and knowledge needed to effectively facilitate lectures and workstations at an ALSO Provider Course. Successful completion of this course, as well as evaluation and recommendation by an advisory faculty member is required to become an ALSO approved instructor.
Participants attending an ALSO Course learn practical, standardized team-based approaches to managing emergency situations, such as postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, cord prolapse and maternal resuscitation. Although labor and delivery room emergency care is the main focus of the program, the ALSO curriculum further addresses preventive care and practice concerns, such as medical complications of pregnancy, preterm labor, labor dystocia, trauma, and helping parents cope with a birth crisis.
At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
Furthermore, upon successful completion of this activity, learners will be designated as ALSO Instructor Candidates.
Instructor Candidates are required to:
The ALSO Instructor course offers a robust training program with such curriculum topics as:
This document provides a comprehensive description of the process, responsibilities, and the standards which must be upheld when planning and implementing an ALSO course.
After the application is reviewed and all course requirements have been met, a course approval email will be generated with additional information and next steps.
After course approval, use the dashboard to view a learner list with pre-course completion status, record faculty information, upload course roster, and much more.
|Description||Cost as of 11/18/20||Frequency|
Course Materials/Registration Fee
|$130||One per course|
|Online Learner Access Fee
Includes access to downloadable ALSO Instructor Manual
|$150||Cost per learner|
|ALSO Instructor Manual, Printed Version||$49.95||Optional cost per instructor|
|ALSO Mnemonic Reference Cards (recommended)||$19.95||Optional cost per learner|
*Fee schedule reflects content costs and excludes shipping costs for printed materials. Course sponsors must meet all requirements outlined in the Course Guidelines document, which may incur additional costs. All prices are subject to change at the discretion of the AAFP.