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Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Friday and Saturday
February 3 - 4, 2017

Course to be held at:

Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences
850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601

Sponsored by:

Lancaster General Hospital
555 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17604-3555

Family & Community Medicine

The ALSO® provider course is an educational program designed to enhance cognitive and procedural skills of health care professionals to help them manage obstetrical emergencies.

Overall course objectives

  • Discuss ways of improving the management of obstetrical urgencies and emergencies which may help standardize the skills of practicing maternity care providers.
  • Discuss the importance of utilizing regional maternity care services and identify possible barriers which might limit access.
  • Successfully complete the course written test and mega-delivery testing station.

Detailed educational objectives are listed at the beginning of each ALSO® Course Syllabus chapter.

CME & CNE information

This live activity, ALSO Provider Course, with a date range of 02/03/2017-2/04/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. 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 17.5 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT 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.


Program faculty

  • Heidi Kistler*, M.D., Course Director
  • Stephen Ratcliffe*, M..D., MPH, Advisory Faculty
  • Kathryn Abello, M.D.
  • Susan Angelisanti*, M.D.
  • Phillip Bayliss, M.D.
  • Jacqueline Bhandari*, M.D.
  • Donna Cohen, M.D.
  • Uchenna Emeche*, M.D.
  • Beth Freedman*, M.D.
  • Corey Fogleman*, M.D.
  • Jenna Fox*, M.D.
  • Mary Kadysh*, M.D.
  • Nicole Kaplan, RNC-OB
  • Sharon Kauffman, RN
  • Cynthia Kilbourn*, M.D.
  • Holly Langmuir, M.D.
  • Alison Lima*, M.D.
  • Jeffrey R. Martin, M.D.
  • Kari Oftedal Moreno*, M.D.
  • Audrey Perry, DNP CNM
  • Scott Plensdorf* M.D.
  • Christine Stabler, M.D.
  • Joshua Steinberg*, M.D.
  • Susan Stoudt, M.D.
  • Thomas Raff*, M.D.

* - Certified Instructor

Conference agenda, Day 1

7:30 Registration/Breakfast
7:45-8:00 Welcome, Introduction & Overview
8:00-8:20 ALSO Introduction/Safety in Maternity Care
8:20-8:40 First Trimester Complications
8:40-9:00 Labor Dystocia
9:00-9:30 Birth Crisis
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-11:00 Workshops #1 (Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance/Shoulder Dystocia/Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Workshops #2 (Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance/Shoulder Dystocia/Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Workshops #3 (Malpresentation/Shoulder Dystocia/Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:45 Workshops #4 (Malpresentation/Shoulder Dystocia/Assisted Vaginal Delivery)
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:30 Optional Workshop – Perineal Repair or Use of Ultrasound in L&D

Conference Agenda, Day 2:

7:30 Breakfast
7:45-8:15 Medical Complications of Pregnancy
8:15-8:50 Vaginal Bleeding in Late Pregnancy
8:50-9:00 Break
9:00-10:15 Workshops # 5 (OB Cases/Preterm Labor/PPROM & Maternal Resuscitation/PPH)
10:15-11:30 Workshops # 6 (OB Cases/Preterm Labor/PPROM & Maternal Resuscitation/PPH)
11:30-12:00 Lunch/Mannequins & Instructor Available for Practice
12:30-4:00 Mega Delivery & Written Test


Hotel Reservations may be made at:

Best Western Eden Resort – Lancaster, PA
717-569-6444 – EdenResort.com
*Rates: $93.50 (Deluxe Guest Room)
+ tax per night – Ask for LGH Corporate Rate

PLEASE NOTE: If shuttle transportation to/from course is required, please advise the hotel staff when making the reservation.

*Rates are based on availability

Hotel not affiliated with LGH or the ALSO Course. There are many other hotels in the Lancaster area should you prefer to make reservations elsewhere (Lancaster Visitor’s Bureau, padutchcountry.com). Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.

This course is directed primarily toward maternity care providers including physicians, nurses, and certified nurse midwives.

For payments by check or inquiries please contact:
Sara DeMeo


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