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Obstetrics Member Interest Group -- Member Interest Groups

Jan 3, 2019 - Join the AAFP Obstetrics AAFP Member Interest Group and learn about their objectives and long-term goals.

Membership : Involve

https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/obstetrics.html

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO)

Apr 22, 2019 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, which prepares participants to manage normal labor and obstetrical emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso.html

Sponsor a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSOSM) Course -- BLSO

Mar 7, 2018 - Bring the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course to your area to equip emergency personnel and first responders with life-saving maternity care knowledge and skills.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/sponsor.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/ultrasonography-diagnostic.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO)

Jun 23, 2016 - AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an evidence-based multidisciplinary training program that prepares maternity health care providers to better manage obstetric emergencies.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also.html

Repair of Obstetric Perineal Lacerations - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2003 - Family physicians who deliver babies must frequently repair perineal lacerations after episiotomy or spontaneous obstetric tears. Effective repair requires a knowledge of perineal anatomy and surgical technique. Perineal lacerations are classified according to their depth. Sequelae of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1585.html

Family Physicians Practicing High-Volume Obstetric Care Have Recently Dropped by ...

Jun 15, 2017 - Previous research has shown a decline in the percentage of family physicians practicing low- or medium-volume obstetrics. Using 13 years of data through 2016, we found continued declines in low- and medium-volume obstetrics, in addition to a new 50% decrease in family physicians ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0615/p762.html

Serve as Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Course Faculty -- BLSO

Apr 28, 2015 - Learn about the various ways to serve as a faculty member for the AAFP's Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) program, including qualifications and role responsibilities.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/faculty.html

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Prevention and Treatment - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2017 - Postpartum hemorrhage is common and can occur in patients without risk factors for hemorrhage. Active management of the third stage of labor should be used routinely to reduce its incidence. Use of oxytocin after delivery of the anterior shoulder is the most important and effective ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0401/p442.html

Reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage: Recommendations from the National Partnership for ...

Oct 1, 2015 - A consensus bundle, with recommendations for reducing and managing obstetric hemorrhage and improving overall maternal care, has been published by the National Partnership for Maternal Safety.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p643.html

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Program Celebrates 20 Years, Care Improved ...

Oct 28, 2013 - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a widely adopted training program credited with saving the lives of thousands of mothers and babies across the globe since its launch, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month.

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/release-statement5.html

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics Course Teaches First-Responders Critical Delivery Skills

Mar 1, 2013 - LEAWOOD, Kan. - Home births are on the rise despite higher neonatal mortality rates, making it more important than ever to prepare first responders to manage both normal labor and obstetrical emergencies. The American Academy of Family Physicians has developed the Basic Life Support in ...

Press Center : News Releases and Statements

https://www.aafp.org/media-center/releases-statements/all/2013/blso.html

The Pregnant Patient: Managing Common Acute Medical Problems - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2018 - Women often see their primary care physicians for common acute conditions during pregnancy. These conditions may be caused by pregnancy (obstetric problems) or worsened by pregnancy (obstetrically aggravated problems), or they may require special consideration during pregnancy because ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/1101/p595.html

Point-of-Care Guides - American Family Physician

Oct 15, 2019 - This collection features AFP content from the Point-of-Care Guides collection on topics related to anticoagulation, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, infectious diseases, mortality risk, musculoskeletal issues, neurologic issues, obstetric issues, ...

American Family Physician : AFP By Topic

https://www.aafp.org/afp/topicModules/viewTopicModule.htm?topicModuleId=75

Academy Adds Obstetrics Member Interest Group

Jan 23, 2019 - A new AAFP member interest group on obstetrics aims to help family physicians integrate comprehensive, evidence-based maternity health care into their practices.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20190123obmig.html

Drop in FPs Providing Obstetric Care Alarms Researchers

Jul 2, 2017 - Researchers are concerned about recent study data that show a significant drop in the percentage of family physicians who provide obstetric care.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20170702obstetricsdrop.html

Maternal/Child Care (Obstetrics/Perinatal Care)

Aug 24, 2018 - Read the AAFP's policy on maternal and child care, a core discipline of family medicine specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/maternal-child.html

Gynecologic Procedures: Colposcopy, Treatments of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, ...

Jun 15, 2013 - Women who have abnormal Papanicolaou test results may undergo colposcopy to determine the biopsy site for histologic evaluation. Traditional grading systems do not accurately assess lesion severity because colposcopic impression alone is unreliable for diagnosis. The likelihood of ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0615/p836.html

Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring - American Family Physician

Dec 15, 2009 - Continuous electronic fetal monitoring was developed in the 1960s to assist in the diagnosis of fetal hypoxia during labor. Continuous electronic fetal monitoring has been shown to reduce the incidence of neonatal seizures, but there has been no beneficial effect in decreasing cerebral ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/1215/p1388.html

ALSO Provider Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Oct 15, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Chicago, IL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/chicago.html

ALSO Provider Course in Bellevue, WA -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Bellevue, WA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/bellevue.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Chicago, IL -- CME

Oct 15, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Chicago, IL. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/chicago.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Bellevue, WA -- CME

Sep 2, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Bellevue, WA. Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/bellevue.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood11.html

ALSO Provider Course in Leawood, KS -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credit at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS).

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-provider/leawood12.html

ALSO Instructor Course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS) -- CME

Jan 25, 2019 - Earn CME credits at the AAFP’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course in Kansas City, MO (Leawood, KS). Active ALSO Provider status required.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/also-instructor/leawood7.html

Global ALSO -- ALSO

Jun 26, 2018 - Discover the difference being made by the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) reducing infant and maternal morbidity and mortality throughout the world.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/international.html

Revised Obstetric Data Definitions Are Open for Comment

Nov 21, 2012 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has posted revised obstetric data definitions for public comment, and the AAFP is encouraging its members to participate. The more than 60 obstetrical definitions were revised at and after the reVITALize Obstetric Data ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121121obstetricdefinitions.html

Cervical Treatment Associated with Adverse Obstetric Outcomes - POEMs - American Family...

Dec 1, 2016 - Cervical treatments for dysplasia and early cervical carcinoma are associated with subsequent risk of preterm birth. Excisional treatments carry higher risk than ablative treatments, and multiple treatments carry higher risk than single treatments. The frequency and severity of ...

American Family Physician : POEMs

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/1201/p933a.html

ALSO Permission Requests -- ALSO

Oct 9, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) publications and other material are copyrighted by the AAFP and all rights are reserved. The AAFP may grant permission to use or reprint copyrighted material.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/permissions.html

Attend a BLSO Course -- BLSO

Apr 23, 2019 - View the full schedule of upcoming Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) Courses being offered by the AAFP and other approved course sponsors.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/schedule.html

Latest Announcements -- ALSO

Aug 21, 2019 - Latest Announcements regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/announcements.html

ALSO Armed Forces -- ALSO

Jun 22, 2017 - Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) is an approved option for Department of Defense-mandated training for staff involved in the provision of military maternity care and meets all requirements of the program. Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the ...

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/armed-forces.html

Become an ALSO Approved Instructor -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Gain the specific teaching skills required to facilitate the didactic lectures, hands-on small group workstations, and testing stations included in an Advanced Learning Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Course.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/instructor.html

ALSO Course Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/course.html

ALSO Sponsor Questions -- ALSO

Apr 22, 2019 - Sponsors can find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq/sponsor.html

Course Introduces U.S. Medical Students, First Responders to Handling Obstetric ...

Apr 17, 2012 - The AAFP soon will be offering a Basic Life Support in Obstetrics course tailored to U.S. medical and nursing students, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders. According to Diana Winslow, R.N., AAFP manager of maternity care and patient safety, the program was ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

https://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20120417blsocourse.html

Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss - American Family Physician

Nov 1, 2007 - Second trimester pregnancy loss is uncommon, but it should be regarded as an important event in a woman's obstetric history. Fetal abnormalities, including chromosomal problems, and maternal anatomic factors, immunologic factors, infection, and thrombophilia should be considered; ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1341.html

Hold an ALSO Instructor Course -- ALSO

Mar 7, 2018 - Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Instructor Course in your area.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/instructor.html

Hold an ALSO Provider Course -- ALSO

Jan 19, 2018 - Learn how to offer an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider Course in your area.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/hold/provider-blended.html

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Premenopausal Women - American Family Physician

Apr 1, 2019 - Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common symptom in women. The acronym PALM-COEIN facilitates classification, with PALM referring to structural etiologies (polyp, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignancy and hyperplasia), and COEIN referring to nonstructural etiologies (coagulopathy, ovulatory ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0401/p435.html

Frequently Asked Questions -- ALSO

Dec 14, 2016 - Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AAFP's Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/also/faq.html

Resolution No. 406 (Washington C) - Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Hospitals and Drug ...

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians endorse a position that hospitals should treat opioid use disorder as a chronic disease, including identifying patients with this condition; providing multiple evidence-based treatment options in the inpatient, ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2018/resolutions2/washington-c.mem.html

BLSOSM Provider Course Overview -- BLSO

Jun 24, 2016 - Learn about the Basic Life Support in Obstetrics (BLSO) course curriculum designed to equip first responders with the skills needed to assist in obstetric emergency situations.

CME : Program Resources

https://www.aafp.org/cme/programs/blso/overview.html

At Home or Abroad, ALSO Training Improves Maternal Outcomes

Dec 18, 2017 - The Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics program has helped improve maternal outcomes in other countries around the globe. Carl Olden, M.D., writes that now it's time to improve U.S. outcomes.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20171218lv-also.html

Resolution No. 609 (Ohio B) - Expand ACGME Core Faculty Member Requirements -- Congress...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) write a letter to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education encouraging them to expand core faculty requirements for inpatient pediatrics and/or obstetrics such that these requirements could be ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/ohio-b.mem.html

Methods for Cervical Ripening and Induction of Labor - American Family Physician

May 15, 2003 - Induction of labor is common in obstetric practice. According to the most current studies, the rate varies from 9.5 to 33.7 percent of all pregnancies annually. In the absence of a ripe or favorable cervix, a successful vaginal birth is less likely. Therefore, cervical ripening or ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0515/p2123.html

Resolution No. 411 (Washington B) - Assuring the Availability of Abortion -- Congress ...

Aug 12, 2019 - This resolution asks that the AAFP to release a policy statement protecting a person’s ability to access abortion services as demonstrated by Roe vs. Wade and their decision to have an abortion between themselves and their provider, partner with other medical organizations, such as the ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/washington-b.mem.html

Resolution No. *** (New Jersey F) - Affirming the Safety and Legality of Abortion -- ...

Aug 14, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians affirm the legality of Roe vs. Wade in the form of a policy statement, partner with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in position papers to defend access to safe and legal abortion across the US, and ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/newjersey-f.mem.html

Bartholin Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess: Office Management - American Family Physician

Jun 15, 2019 - The Bartholin glands, located in the base of the labia minora, have a role in vaginal lubrication. Because of the presence of other glands, removal of a Bartholin gland does not affect lubrication. Ductal blockage of these typically pea-sized structures can result in enlargement of the ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0615/p760.html

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