Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

ALSO Course with Dr. Andrea Westby


  • Friday, September 13, 2024 (7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

Location: Health Sciences Education Center

Maintain the knowledge and skills required to manage potential emergencies during the perinatal period by taking the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®) course.

This course offers robust online learning modules (allow nine hours of online pre-course work) and a full day of hands-on training in preventative care, practice concerns, and labor and delivery room emergency care. All hands-on training sessions are facilitated by approved ALSO® instructors.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit

The AAFP has reviewed ALSO Provider Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 2/2/2024 to 2/2/2024. 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.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency - Providers may choose to include the following in addition to the AAFP credit statement: 

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. 

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

  • First trimester complications
  • Labor dystocia
  • Preterm labor/premature rupture of membranes
  • Safety in maternity care
  • Vaginal bleeding late in pregnancy
Skills stations
  • Assisted vaginal delivery
  • Intrapartum fetal surveillance
  • Malpresentations
  • Postpartum hemorrhage/maternal resuscitation
  • Shoulder dystocia

Photo and Video Release

We may take photos and/or videos of instructors and learners at our programmatic courses, and these may appear in the department’s and/or University of Minnesota’s marketing and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, posters, social media, websites, etc.). Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for photography and video subsequent usage. If you do not want to be photographed or filmed, please let us know by contacting Heidi Cerdas Monge, MBA, 612-625-0953,


ALSO Course

"The interactive nature of the course, including the interactive cases, are very effective. The amount of time allotted to the stations seemed perfect."


"Love this course!! I learn new things every 2-3 years to keep my OB practice up to date. It provides really practical life-saving information in a fun, valuable group environment. Highly recommended."