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February 14, 2002


Emory University Co-sponsors Training With American Academy of Family Physicians

Pregnancy complications are often unpredictable. Any assessment, monitoring, and treatment decisions made by the healthcare professional must take into consideration two lives – that of the mother and the unborn child. The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed state-of-the-art training that equips medical professionals in making decisions critical to at-risk pregnancies.

Jointly sponsored with Emory University School of Medicine, the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, 2002 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Atlanta.

ALSO is a two-day intensive educational program for maternity care providers, including family physicians, obstetricians, physician assistants, midwives, nurses, and paramedics. The comprehensive, composite training goal of the course is to assist caregivers in developing and maintaining the knowledge and procedural skills needed to confidently deal with obstetrical complications and emergencies.

Course director, Dr. Alison Lauber of Emory University's Department of Family and Preventive Medicine brings together a team of faculty members from Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta Medical Center Family Practice residency programs and collaborative specialists to teach.

"This is our sixth year of successfully amalgamating a faculty made up of some of the finest teacher/practitioners in metro Atlanta," Lauber states. "The ALSO curriculum is completely evidence-based and attending clinicians learn proven techniques for handling birth crises, such as late-term and postpartum hemorrhaging, maternal resuscitation, labor dystocia, and perineal laceration repair through interactive workstations."

Continuing medical education certification credit is available from both the American Association of Family Physicians and the Missouri Nurses Association.

Registrations will be accepted based upon space availability. For more information contact Janis Palmore at (404) 686-7627.

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