The ALSO Instructor Course is designed to teach current ALSO providers the skills and knowledge needed to effectively facilitate lectures and workstations at an ALSO Provider Course. Successful completion of this course, as well as evaluation and recommendation by an advisory faculty member is required to become an ALSO approved instructor.
Participants attending an ALSO Course learn practical, standardized team-based approaches to managing emergency situations, such as postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, cord prolapse and maternal resuscitation. Although labor and delivery room emergency care is the main focus of the program, the ALSO curriculum further addresses preventive care and practice concerns, such as medical complications of pregnancy, preterm labor, labor dystocia, trauma, and helping parents cope with a birth crisis.
At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Discuss educational tools that can be used when giving feedback to ALSO® course participants.
- Describe how to assist participants in dealing with questions and conflicts that can occur during the workstations.
- Demonstrate teaching capabilities by providing hands-on role-play utilizing maternal-fetal mannequins along with timely feedback in order to adapt teaching methods to various situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to facilitate group discussion, as well as consider ways to implement faculty and learner feedback to enhance the educational experience.
Furthermore, upon successful completion of this activity, learners will be designated as ALSO Instructor Candidates.
Instructor Candidates are required to:
- Be observed by an Advisory Faculty teaching in one ALSO Provider Course within 1 year of their instructor course date.
- Have an Instructor Candidate Evaluation completed by an Advisory Faculty member who recommends to the AAFP that the candidate become an ALSO Approved Instructor.
Approval for AAFP CME credit does not imply authorization to use
the AAFP logo on CME activity materials or to use AAFP’s name in any
association with the activity other than the credit statement.
The AAFP reserves the right to perform a post-activity audit
and/or have a live monitor at any AAFP certified CME activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as
equivalent 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.
If you have any questions concerning approval of your activity,
please contact us at 1-800-274-2237 or email@example.com. Please refer to your
application number located at the top of this page.