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105865 - ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics)

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
14 hours
Relevance to General Practice

The need for GPs to practise safe, evidence based obstetric for this activity is particularly important in the context of obstetric emergencies, which require standardised protocols and teamwork to ensure best outcomes. The ALSO course provides GPs with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage emergencies and complications appropriately. GPs, and GP Registrars who practise obstetrics have identified their need for training in the management of obstetric emergencies. Evidence for this includes the high number of GPs and GP Obstetricians who have participated in ALSO courses since they were introduced to Australia in 2002. The Australian Government Dept of Health and Ageing has recognised the need for GPs to improve and maintain their skills in obstetrics by offering procedural skills grants for GPs practising obstetrics ('Strengthening Medicare' initiative, 2005) A major factor in the sustainability of rural maternity services is the availability of skilled GP Obstetricians

Learning outcomes
  • Practise in collaboration with other maternity care providers Recognise emergencies and complications in obstetrics, and respond appropriately
  • Improve confidence in the recognition and management of obstetric emergencies. Appreciate the importance of risk management in their approach to maternity care.
  • Management Assisted vaginal birth with forceps and vacuum Shoulder dystocia Malpresentation Maternal resuscitation Neonatal resuscitation Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Knowledge:Prescribe the cause, diagnosis and management of many obstetric emergencies
  • Practise mnemonic-based, structured protocols for the safe, evidence based management of many obstetric emergencies
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    105865 - ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics)
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    14 hours
    Start Date
    End Date
    CPD Points
    14 hours
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