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