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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course


Comments from Previous ALSO Courses

  • “Multidisciplinary group of learners - diverse experience levels and course facilitated by strong educators”
  • “Hands on teaching of maneuvers and information. Wish I had this course before my OB-GYN rotation.”
  • “Very efficient. Great instructors”
  • “Liked the hands-on approach”
  • “Whoever thought of beef tongue instead of pigs feet is a genius!”
  • “Loved being able to ask questions and get comfortable with possible emergency settings in OB”
  • “I wish the course had been held over three days instead of two to allow more in-depth discussion and more time to cover certain topics”
  • “Passionate knowledge and impartation of skill - thoroughly engaging!”
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Beef Tongue-Laceration Repair

Using Beef Tongue to Simulate Perineal Laceration Repair


Residents under the direction of department faculty, Family Medicine residents use beef tongue to mimic perineal laceration repair during the AAFP sponsored Advance Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

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Drs. Danek and Rode Teaching ALSO Course

Dr. Lisa Danek and Dr. Rashmi Rode lecture prior to the laceration repair exercise.