Basic Life Support in Obstetrics
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Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSOSM) 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.
At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe how to perform and safely manage a normal vaginal delivery.
- Discuss basic methods and skills needed to manage obstetric urgencies and emergencies for healthcare workers who may not provide maternity care on a regular basis, such as emergency department personnel, flight nurses, medical students, residents, and physician assistants.
- Establish standardized communication techniques amongst those involved in providing pre-hospital care to improve maternal outcomes.
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Understand the roles, responsibilities, and qualification requirements for each member of your BLSO Course team.
BLSO Core Chapters
- Normal Labor
- Electronic Fetal Monitoring
- Emergent/Urgent Prenatal Assessment
- Preterm Labor and Premature Rupture of Fetal Membranes
- Maternal Resuscitation and Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH)
- Breech, Twin Gestation, Cord Prolapse, and Other Malpresentations
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Hypertensive Emergencies
- Labor Dystocia
- Neonatal Resuscitation
This document provides a comprehensive description of the process, responsibilities, and the standards which must be upheld when planning and implementing a BLSO course.
Applicants will be asked to upload this completed document during the CME credit application process.
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.
Course Materials/Registration Fee
|One per course|
Online Learner Access Fee
Includes the following components with no additional fee:
|$69.95||Cost per learner|
|BLSO Instructor Manual, Printed Version||$49.95||Optional cost per instructor|
|BLSO Mnemonic Reference Cards (recommended)||$ 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.
The course sponsor will be invoiced for all fees after the course date. Sponsor may pay by credit card, check, or money order.