ALSO Provider Course – Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency

Friday April 27th, 2018 – 7:30am – 5:30pm

Finley Community Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401


A NEW one-day course format is available for Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO®). This newly evolved course is an evidence-based interprofessional training program that prepares members of the entire maternity care team to better manage obstetric emergencies through teaching standardized approaches to care. This comprehensive course encourages team-based learning amongst physicians, residents, nurse midwives, and registered nurses in order to improve patient safety and positively impact maternal outcomes.

Learners will successfully complete required online course elements at their own pace prior to attending the one-day live portion of the course. The live portion of the course then provides multiple hands-on opportunities for learners to practice their skills and apply what they have learned. This is accomplished by rotating learners through interactive group case study workstations, in situ skills workstations, and simulated hands-on group testing scenarios throughout the day.

Successful completion of required online course elements is mandatory prior to attending the live portion of this course.

Cost and Registration

Due to the hands-on nature of the ALSO® course, registration will be limited to maintain ideal faculty to learner ratios.

Early Registration is strongly encouraged.

Registration Fees: includes meals and access to online course materials

Non-resident physicians, midwives, and nurses           $450

Non-Affiliated Residents & students*                          $350

Late Registration Fee                                                    $50

In the event of cancelation after payment has been received, you will be refunded the registration amount less $150.

*Registration fees for Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residents will be covered by the Sponsoring Institution



Please note that with the new 1-day course format, the online portion of the course MUST be completed prior to attending the LIVE portion of the course. Please allow sufficient time to complete the online modules.


Please Complete the Attached Registration Form and Return by Email, Fax or Mail to:

Cristina Vallejo, ALSO Course Coordinator

Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency

1355 North Dutton, Suite 200

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Fax: (707) 583-8808


Questions? Call Cristina at (707) 583-8800

Note: Course Location is at Finley Community Center not at address above

Payment must be received by April 16th, 2018


Make checks payable to:

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital and mail or deliver in person to course coordinator


Credit Card Payments: please complete information on registration form and mail or fax to course coordinator (email not secure)


2018 Course Details and Agenda

Online Portion of the Course


Registrants will be provided an email with a link to the Online Portion of the ALSO Provider Course. Content consists of a pre-test; recorded lectures; online case studies; recorded workstation demonstrations; post-test and course evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation and claiming of credit, the letter of participation will be accessible electronically. This letter must be provided to the course sponsor as proof of successful completion prior to participation in the Live Portion of the course. 


Live Portion of the Course


Time             Activity

7:30-7:45     Registration

7:45-8:00     Debrief and Review of Online Education (15 min)

8:00-8:30     Lecture: Safety in Maternity Care (30 min)


Workstation Rotation (Learners are each assigned to a group and rotate amongst skills workstations simultaneously)

8:30-9:45         Workstation 1: Shoulder Dystocia and

        Workstation 2: Emergency Breech Delivery (75 min)

9:45-10:00       Break (15 min)

10:00-11:15     Workstation 3: Assisted Vaginal Delivery (75 min)

11:15-12:30     Workstation 4: Maternal Resuscitation (75 min)

12:30-1:00       Lunch (30 min)

1:00-2:15         Workstation 5: Postpartum Hemorrhage (75 min)

2:15-3:30         Interactive Case Studies: (75 min)

3:30-3:45         Break (15 min)

3:45-5:00         Group Testing: (75 min) 

5:00-5:30         Wrap-Up, Questions, Course Evaluations (30 min)

Course Faculty

Course Director:            Jenny Fish, MD

Advisory Faculty:          Erin Lund, MD

Instructors:                    Parker Duncan, MD

                                        Adam Francis, MD

                                        Douglas Jimenez, MD

                                        Tom Neal, MD

                                        Kyla Rice, MD

                                        Enrique Sanchez-Mendez, MD

                                        Hannah Watson, MD

                                        Gillian Zuckerman, MD

CME and CNE Information

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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 PENDING contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN, or LMHT re-licensure. 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.



The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) MOC standards now allow participation in ABOG-approved Simulation Courses to meet the annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement. This course has been approved to meet ABOG Improvement in Medical Practice requirements for 2016-2018. Please review the 2016 MOC Bulletin at   for further information.