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ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) Course

ALSO Training: A Pre-Conference Event at NAFP Fall Conference

Join us for an all-day Pre-Conference Event: Friday, November 17, 2023, at Lied Lodge & Conference Center (2700 Sylvan Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410)

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based, interprofessional, and multi-disciplinary 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, nurses, midwives, registered nurses, and other members of the maternity care team to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

This course will have a maximum of 12 participants. Registration for this Pre-Conference event will be separate from Fall Conference registration.

ALSO Physician Only Course

November 17, 2023 | 7:45am-5:45pm
Lied Lodge | Steinhart Room | Nebraska City, NE


  1. Discuss methods of managing pregnancy and birth urgencies and emergencies, which standardizes the skills of practicing maternity care providers.
  2. Demonstrate content and skill acquisition as evidenced by successful completion of online course examination, skills workstations, and group testing stations.
  3. Provide safe team leadership through various emergency obstetric scenarios.
  4. Demonstrate effective team communication strategies focusing on patient safety.



The AAFP has reviewed ALSO Provider Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 11/17/2023 to 11/17/2023. 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 9.90 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.

For more information on Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), please visit

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the following organizations/physician licensing boards. This acceptance is confirmed each year, though no written agreement exists. Participants should contact these organizations directly to find out how to report credit:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
  • American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM)



The ABOG MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement.  This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements until 12/31/2023. Please review the current MOC Bulletin for further information:



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.


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.


Time Activity
0745-0800 Registration
0800-0815 Overview, Instructions, Q&A from online content
0845-1015 Shoulder Dystocia and Emergency Breech Delivery
1015-1030 Break (15 min)
1030-1230 Assisted Vaginal Delivery and Maternal Trauma
1230-1300 Lunch (30 min)
1300-1500 Postpartum Hemorrhage and EBL/QBL and Balloon Tamponade Postpartum Hemorrhage
1500-1515 Break (15 min)
1515-1615 Interactive Group Case Studies (all)
1615-1730 Group Testing Scenarios
1730-1745 Evaluations, Wrap Up (all)


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 email 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 Wallet Card stating the status and expiration date.


Course Director: Joel Travis, MD / Tami Dodds, MD

Advisory Faculty: Joel Travis, MD / Tami Dodds, MD

Course Coordinator:  Angela Schalk, RN

Email Address:

Phone Number:  402-395-3250

Cost: $300 ($150 non-refundable)

           Includes breakfast and lunch

Date: November 17th | 7:45am – 5:45pm

Location: Lied Lodge

                 Steinhart Room-Conference level

                 2700 Sylvan Rd

                 Nebraska City, NE 68410

Class Info: 2 Parts: Course Pre-work & Live Course

                    Maximum of 12 participants

Deadline: October 2, 2023

Lodging: Lied Lodge

                2700 Sylvan Rd

                Nebraska City, NE 68410

 *room block code is 2311NEBRAS