Obstetric Life Support Training

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Gaining access to maternity care can be challenging in some rural communities due to lengthy travel distances or lack of immediate coverage. However, women are traveling farther to receive obstetric care and this poses an increased risk of obstetric emergencies. When obstetric emergencies arise, health professionals need to respond effectively with the knowledge, skills and confidence they acquire through the ALSO curriculum.

ALSO is an evidence-based course, blended-learning course that incorporates lectures and hands-on workstations to assist the clinician in managing emergencies in maternity care. ALSO focuses on the team-based approach for pregnancy and birth urgencies as well as emergent situations including a written examination and mega delivery testing situation.

ALSO - CAROLINAS COURSE FLYER (.PDF)
ALSO - SC Registration South Carolina (Course has been completed)
ALSO - VIRGINIA COURSE FLYER (.PDF)
ALSO - VA Registration Virginia (Course has been completed)
VIRGINIA COURSE DIRECTIONS (.PDF) | LIVE COURSE AGENDA

Course Syllabus

This year, ALSO will be presented utilizing two options: Traditional 2-Day Course and a Blending Learning 1-Day Course. The traditional course is a 2-day event and all participants are required to purchase and bring with them a course syllabus. The price of the syllabus is included in the registration fee. Your course syllabus will be mailed to you in advance of the course.  The blended learning course is a 1-day event in which all participants are required to purchase an online license and complete the online modules prior to the Live event.  The course materials are also available for download within the online program.

ALSO COURSE DISCLAIMER: The material presented at this course is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for education 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 faculty 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 participant, or any other person.

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

ViaSTAR Center - Carolinas

July 7-8, 2017

ViaSTAR Center - Virginia

July 29, 2017

Fees

Early Registration (registration and payment received prior to June 1, 2017 $405.00
Regular Registration (registration and payment received after June 1, 2017) $455.00
Registration Deadline | July 1, 2017

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Objectives

  • Facilitate inter-professional interaction and communication between all participants enrolled in the ALSO course.
  • Assist health care providers manage pregnancy and birth emergencies according to evidenced-based best practices.
  • Demonstrate successful completion of course by successfully managing a megadelivery station.

Our Team & Expertise

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Watson Edwards, BSN, CHSE

Watson is a curricular design specialist and assists clients in the creation of simulation training and assessment. He also is the Advanced...

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Watson is a curricular design specialist and assists clients in the creation of simulation training and assessment. He also is the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Manager for the Virginia and Carolina campus. 


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Janella Looney

Janella can handle any business related questions associated with ViaSTAR.

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Janella can handle any business related questions associated with ViaSTAR.


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Ron Januchowski, D.O.

Dr. Januchowski is an approved Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Advisory Faculty and Instructor.  He also peer-reviews all...

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Dr. Januchowski is an approved Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Advisory Faculty and Instructor.  He also peer-reviews all simulation components related to Family and Internal Medicine.


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Carrie Champine, D.O.

Dr. Champine is an approved Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor and peer-reviews all simulation components related to...

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Dr. Champine is an approved Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor and peer-reviews all simulation components related to obstetrics and gynecology.


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