Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

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Prepare maternity care providers to effectively manage potential obstetric emergencies. 

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.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss methods of managing pregnancy and birth urgencies and emergencies, which standardizes the skills of practicing maternity care providers.
  • Demonstrate content and skill acquisition as evidenced by successful completion of course examination, skills workstations, and group testing stations.
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Email or (800) 274-2237, ext. 7506.

Need Manikins?

Not every program has access to obstetric teaching manikins, that's why ALSO offers an affordable rental program. Contact us for more information.

Course Topics

ALSO offers a robust training program with such curriculum topics as:

ALSO Provider Core Chapters

  • Safety in Maternity Care
  • First-Trimester Pregnancy Complications
  • Vaginal Bleeding in Late Pregnancy
  • Preterm Labor and Premature Rupture of Membranes
  • Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
  • Labor Dystocia
  • Malpresentations, Malpositions and Multiple Gestation
  • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Maternal Resuscitation and Trauma

ALSO Provider Optional Chapters

  • Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Lacerations
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound in Labor and Delivery
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Cesarean Delivery
  • Birth Crisis

Application Process

Follow our simple four-step application process to hold an ALSO course.


Step 1

This document provides a comprehensive description of the process, responsibilities, and the standards which must be upheld when planning and implementing an ALSO course.


Step 2

Applicants will be asked to upload this completed document during the CME credit application process.


Step 3

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.


Step 4

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. 

Course Fees


Course Materials/Registration Fee

Includes the following components with no additional fee:

  • CME Application Fee
  • Instant Access to Downloadable Course Documents
  • Automatic Processing: Letters of Participation and Wallet Cards
  • Manikin Rental Order Form
  • Course Budgeting Form
  • Instructor Guides for Workstations
  • Printable Mnemonic Posters
  • Group Testing Scenarios
  • Group Testing Instructional Video
  • Skills Workstation Checklists
  • Optional Workstation Slide Presentations
  • Course Roster/Sign-In Sheet
  • Instructor Candidate/Advisory Faculty Application
  • Course Evaluation Template
  • Helpful Instructional Videos for Course Faculty
  • Conflict of Interest Form


One per course
Online Learner Access Fee
Includes access to downloadable ALSO Provider Manual
$120Cost per learner

ALSO Provider Manual, Printed Version


Optional cost per learner
ALSO Instructor Manual, Printed Version
$49.95Optional cost per instructor
ALSO Mnemonic Reference Cards (recommended)
$12.95Optional cost per learner


*Fees reflect content costs but exclude shipping costs for printed materials. Course sponsors must meet all requirements outlined in the ALSO Provider Course Guidelines document, which may incur additional operational costs.

Payment Options

The course sponsor will be invoiced for all fees after the course date. Sponsor may pay by credit card, check, or money order.

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Learn More about ALSO

Get more details about Advance Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO). Read our FAQs.