Advancing in Maternity Saftey (AIMS)

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We run approximately 12 courses a year all over Australia. We also go to Asia.

Who should attend?

A good grounding and experience in normal birth are important to be able to apply the advanced ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) knowledge and skills. You must have completed at least one year of dedicated obstetric training to be eligible to attend an ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) course. 

  • Midwives
  • General Practitioners
  • Obstetric RMOs
  • Obstetricians
  • Flight Nurse-Midwives
  • Paramedics

Practitioners who are learning or are yet to actively work in maternity care, the ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) course may NOT BE FOR YOU. This includes PGY1, PGY2 and above, Medical, RMO & Midwifery students, and anyone who has not done any obstetrics. You must complete the ALSO Part 1 – Preparation in Maternity Safety (PIMS) course first, and then the ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) course subsequently.


Who benefits from the ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) Course?

The course benefits midwives, general practitioners and obstetricians, and others who provide maternity care. One of the great strengths of AIMS is its multidisciplinary nature – networking and socialising are viewed as key components in promoting the collaboration, good communication and inter-professional trust required for improve outcomes for women and their babies.

What are the ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) Course objectives?

Participants who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • Manage emergencies during pregnancy in an evidence-based manner.
  • Recognise the value of multidisciplinary working in maternity care.
  • Improve outcomes for woman and their babies.

What is the ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) Course like?

The ALSO course is run over for two days, with a mixture of lectures and hands-on workstations, using life-like mannequins. Mnemonics are used to prompt appropriate responses in emergency situations. The ratio of participants to instructors is usually 4:1. The course ends with a written and practical examination and a certificate is awarded if the examinations are passed. The course earns you professional ongoing education points.

What does the ALSO Part 2 – Advancing in Maternity Safety (AIMS) Course cover?

The material covered by the course manual is updated regularly as new evidence-based practice information becomes available.

Topics currently included are:

  • Bleeding during pregnancy
  • Pre-term labour
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Forceps & vacuum delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Malpresentations
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Maternal resuscitation

NOTE: Hard copies of the manual are available for an additional fee of $60, this includes postage and handling in Australia.

Course Fees in Australian Dollars:

  • Course fee 2018 – $1,450.00
  • Bound paper manual $60.00 includes postage within Australia. Postage outside Australia is at an additional cost at the chargeable rate deemed by Australia Post. The ALSO course manual is the ONLY material needed to study for the course.

What is included in the course fee?

The fee includes:

  • The course manual – electronic version
  • 2 days of training on the course
  • Lunch on both days, with tea and coffee breaks
  • It does not include accommodation or breakfast.

Group Bookings

For group bookings of 5 or more participants please contact amareenquiries@mayhemcorp.com.au or
call 02 9531 5655 to set your places aside. Please ensure your participants do not try to book individually for the course if they are part of a group booking as it doubles up in the system.