Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

ALSO Course with Dr. Andrea Westby


  • Friday, September 15, 2023 (7:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
  • Friday, February 2, 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

  • 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."