Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) Blended Classroom Provider Course

Dec 15, 2021 Waiting List Only Medicine

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) Blended Classroom Provider Course


An evidence-based, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary training program that equips the entire maternity care team with skills to effectively manage obstetric emergencies. This comprehensive course encourages a standardized team-based approach amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, registered nurses and other members of the maternity care team to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

Learners will be provided an email with a link to the online portion of the ALSO Provider Course. Content consists of a pre-test; approximately 8-hours of recorded lectures; online case studies; recorded workstation demonstrations; post-test; and a course evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation and claiming of credit, the letter of participation will be accessible electronically.

IMPORTANT: The letter of participation must be provided to the Course Sponsor as proof of successful completion of the course pre-work PRIOR TO participation in the Live Portion of the course.

AAFP guidelines require that you complete the online version of this course and pass the post-test 48 hours in advance of attending the Live Course. In order to accommodate this requirement, process your registration and provide you with the link to the online portion in a timely manner, registration for this course will close at noon, Friday, December 10, 2021.

Upon successful completion of the live course, the ALSO Course Sponsor is responsible for providing post-course documentation to the ALSO Program within 2 weeks. After the Course Sponsor has submitted all required post-course documentation, learners will be emailed letters of participation by the AAFP. For those who successfully complete both the online and the live portion of the course, wallet cards will be additionally included at the bottom of the emailed live course letter of participation.

The material presented at this course is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only—nor necessarily the best—methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the instructors which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending this course and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented at this course. Clinicians may care to check specific details, such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

This Course has been determined to be a Level 2 classification under the AMA PRA Credit and Classification Guidelines. The AAFP does not certify competence upon completion of the ALSO Provider Course, nor does it intend this course to serve as a basis for requesting new or expanded privileges.

Be sure to ask for the MAHEC Rate at the Doubletree by Hilton or the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Target Audience

This course is primarily directed toward maternity care providers including physicians, nurses, and certified nurse midwives, residents, EMS, EMTs, and Paramedics.


  • 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 online course examination, skills workstations, and group testing stations


  • Elaine Alexander, BSN, MSN, RNC-OB
  • Melissa M. Hicks, MD
  • Heidi M. Knoll, MD
  • Lisa A. LaVallee, MD
  • Julia E. Oat-Judge, MD


Near Capacity Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) Provider Course - Blended Classroom Provider Course
12/15 8:00 AM–5:00 PM


7.750 AAFP Elective

This Live activity, ALSO Provider Course, with a beginning date of 12/15/2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

9.300 Nursing Contact Hours

KSBN for Nurses - Participants must attend the entire activity to receive credit.

The American Academy of Family Physicians is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The online portion of the course is approved for 9.30 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT re-licensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Provider Number; LT0278-0312. This is an advanced level course and may not be suitable for all general continuing nursing education.


$614.00 Registration Fee
Applies 12/4/21–12/10/21
$190.00 Registration Fee - EMS/EMT/Paramedics
Applies 12/4/21–12/10/21
$455.00 Registration Fee - Midwives
Applies 12/4/21–12/10/21
$315.00 Registration Fee - Non-MAHEC Residents
Applies 12/4/21–12/10/21
$400.00 Registration Fee - Nurses
Applies 12/4/21–12/10/21
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