ALSO ® is a structured, evidence-based, multi-disciplinary training course in the ‘Advanced Life Support’ format, on the practical management of obstetric emergencies including maternal and neonatal resuscitation.
The two day course is suitable for General Practitioners, Midwives, Obstetricians and other staff involved in the provision of maternity care.
It is very similar in outline to APLS, ATLS and PALS courses. That is, a ‘Provider’ course is taken initially. For those who pass and are recommended, an ‘Instructor’s’ course can be taken. To maintain ALSO certification a ‘Refresher’ course must be taken every three years.
The ALSO ® intensive training course consists of a written syllabus, lectures and hands-on procedures using ‘manikins’. Formal evaluation is via a multiple choice question paper and a ‘Megadelivery’ practical examination.
This course is suitable to claim for CME Points and to count towards PREP requirements. PGEA approval is normally granted for courses where GP’s will be in attendance.
Courses are run all over the United Kingdom (and internationally). In the UK the fee ranges from £350 to £400 (extra charges are made to non-NHS or overseas candidates). The course fee does not include overnight accommodation.