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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based, interpersonal, 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.


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.
Provide safe team leadership through various emergency obstetric scenarios.
Demonstrate effective team communication strategies focusing on patient safety.


Learners will be provided an email that includes a URL/link to the Online ALSO Provider Course. Content consists of a pre-test; recorded lectures; online case studies; recorded workstation demonstrations; post test and a course evaluation. After completion of the evaluation the learners must Claim Credit to show as ‘Complete’ in the Sponsor’s Course Dashboard and to qualify to attend the Live Course.


The ALSO Course Sponsor is responsible for submitting the post-course Dashboard within one week after the Live course. After this submission, the Learners will receive an e-mail with a link which will direct them to their AAFP Account where they will find their Letter of Participation and Wallet Card. Only Learners who successfully complete both the online and the live portion of the course will receive ALSO Provider Status and a wall card stating the status and expiration date.


The AAFP has reviewed ALSO Provider Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.75 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 4/22/2023 to 4/22/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Family Physicians is approved as a Provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 10.50 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN or LPN relicensure. 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.