Department of Family and Community Medicine

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®)

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ALSO® Provider Course + SonoSim Workshop

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Course Dates: Aug. 19-21, 2021

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) sponsors the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®), an evidence-based, interprofessional, and multidisciplinary training program that equips the entire maternity care team with skills to manage obstetric emergencies effectively. Annually, The Department of Family and Community Medicine hosts an AAFP Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) course for family medicine residents and others who provide obstetric care. This year's cohort includes Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, UTMB Galveston, UT McGovern Medical School, and HCA Houston Healthcare West. The department also hosted the provider course in February 2021.

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ALSO® Instructor Course

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Course Date: July 2022

Participants attending an ALSO Course learn practical, standardized team-based approaches to managing emergency situations. Although labor and delivery room emergency care is the program’s main focus, the ALSO curriculum further addresses preventive care and practice concerns, including medical complications of pregnancy, preterm labor, labor dystocia, trauma, and helping parents cope with a birth crisis.

Family and Community Medicine hosted its inaugural ALSO® Instructor Course, and plans for this to be an annual event are in the works.

View the Instructor Course guidelines.