Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

On Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, 2017, the NE KY AHEC, and the St. Claire Regional Hospital will host the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course at the CHER building in Morehead, KY.  This two day course is directed primarily toward maternity care providers, including physicians, nurses, and certified nurse midwives, and other clinicians practicing in many different settings. It provides a detailed didactic and procedural review of emergencies, which may arise in obstetrics.

The course consists of required syllabus reading, lectures and small group workstations, utilizing pelvic mannequins and other appropriate medical equipment.

If special services for this activity are required, please indicate this at the time of registration or contact the continuing education coordinator, KaSandra Hensley, by email or at 606.783.6830.  


Pre-registration for the course is required. The registration deadline is June 23, 2017, and all payments must be received by July 23, 2017.  

Course Fees:

  • Current residents, students or St. Claire Regional employees - $400
  • All other participants - $500


  • Amy Conley-Sallaz, MD, ALSO Course Director, Residency Director, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Robin Donehue, BSN, RNC-OB, SANE, ALSO Advisor Faculty, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Elizabeth Matera, MD, Family Practice OB, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • William Melahn, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Francis Meritt, CNM, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • Jon Nicole Tate, RN, St. Claire Regional Medical Center
  • 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 megadelivery testing station.



Course Disclosure

The material presented at this course is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only.  This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury, or other damages, resulting to any individual attending this course and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician, or any other person.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented at this course. Physicians may care to check specific details, such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

This Course has been determined to be a Level 2 classification under the AMA PRA Credit and Classification Guidelines. The AAFP does not certify competence upon completion of the ALSO® Provider Course.

At the completion of this course and upon receipt of the sponsor’s post-course materials, ALSO program staff will create letters of participation for all participants. Wallet cards will be included on the letters for those who successfully complete both the written and hands-on exams (scoring at least 70% on each). These letters will be distributed to participants by the course sponsor.

Faculty Disclosure:

All planners, speakers, authors, reviewers, and staff members involved with content development for continuing education activities sponsored by the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity. At the time of production, all individuals involved disclosed that they have nothing to disclose.



This Live activity, ALSO Provider Course, with a date range of 07/28/2016 - 07/29/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 16.25 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 19.5 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.