Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) offers evidence-based, hands-on training that promotes teamwork and helps your organization manage both normal labor and perinatal emergencies. The BLSO Provider Course is designed for pre-hospital care providers and emergency department personnel, as well as medical, nursing, and physician assistant students.
The BLSO Provider Course is designed for both pre-hospital maternity care providers such as emergency department personnel and first responders. It serves as a great beginner level obstetrical course for medical, nursing, and physician assistant students. Additionally, BLSO is ideal for small rural hospital settings who historically have a low volume of infant deliveries.
Participants attending a BLSO Course learn practical, standardized team-based approaches to managing both a normal labor scenario as well as obstetrical emergencies. Although labor and delivery room emergency care is the main focus of the program, the BLSO curriculum further addresses preventative care and practice concerns such as electronic fetal monitoring, emergent prenatal assessment, malpresentations, preterm labor, and premature rupture of membranes and neonatal resuscitation.
As of 9/28/2022 there is no CME credit associated with the BLSO Course.
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Email email@example.com or (800) 274-2237, ext. 7506
Understand the roles, responsibilities, and qualification requirements for each member of your BLSO Course team. View requirements.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
This document provides a comprehensive description of the process, responsibilities, and the standards which must be upheld when planning and implementing a BLSO 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.
*New Organizational Account form with a one-time fee to Sponsor an ALSO or BLSO Course
Complete the form only if an AAFP CME application has never been submitted from your organization for any AAFP CME activity. If you have any questions about this AAFP Credit System requirement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 274-2237.
Course Materials/Registration Fee
|$94.95||One per course|
Online Learner Access Fee
Includes the following components with no additional fee:
|$69.95||Cost per learner|
|BLSO Provider Manual, Printed Version||$49.95||Optional cost per learner|
|BLSO Provider Manual, Digital Download||$39.95||Optional cost per learner|
|BLSO Instructor Manual, Printed Version||$49.95||Optional cost per instructor|
|BLSO Instructor Manual, Digital Download||$39.95||Optional cost per instructor|
|BLSO Mnemonic Reference Cards (recommended)||$ 5.95||Optional cost per learner|
*Fees reflect content costs but exclude shipping costs for printed materials. Course Sponsors must meet all requirements outlined in the BLSO Provider Course Guidelines document, which may incur additional operational costs. All prices are subject to change at the discretion of the AAFP.
The course sponsor is responsible for placing the Online Product Order for optional products and paying at that time with a card.
Please note that the sponsor will receive an invoice for the Online Course access/per learner and the Course Materials/Registration fee, after the completion of their Live Course.
The AAFP policy is to not split invoices for courses with learners from multiple organizations. It is the Sponsor’s responsibility to make copies of the Learner list and Invoice, providing them to the other organizations so they may either pay the Sponsor or pay the AAFP directly, providing invoice number. For more information on payments, please review the Course Guidelines document.