Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) Course

  

Course Description

Given the new focus on implementing patient safety programs in a comprehensive manner that includes hands-on simulation training and the mounting evidence that this can improve maternal and fetal outcomes, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed the Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) Course.

This course focuses on four common obstetric emergencies and includes evidence-based didactics and hands-on simulation stations that emphasize technical, teamwork, and communication skills for the following topics:  

  1. Shoulder Dystocia                                                           

  2. Postpartum Hemorrhage

  3. Umbilical Cord Prolapse

  4. Breech Vaginal Delivery

Instructor Requirements

The primary course director must have attended a prior ECO course. The train-the-trainer ECO course is recommended.  The next ECO course will be administered on Tuesday, May 9th at the ACOG Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting in San Diego, California.

 

Participant Objectives

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe evidence-based protocols for common obstetric emergencies

  • Demonstrate correct technique and performance of key responsibilities during simulated obstetric emergencies

  • Practice teamwork and communication for simulated cases complicated by shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, umbilical cord prolapse and vaginal breech delivery

Completion Requirements

In order to receive continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) credit for the course:

  • The Course Director must:

    • Complete the online registration form, list the course date and location, and disclose accordingly

    • Complete and email the questionnaire to ACOG (to be sent after purchase)

    • Return the participant sign-in sheet to ACOG for participants to receive CME credit.

  • Participants must

    • Attend all didactic sessions

    • Successfully complete the simulation exercises demonstrating correct performance for each emergency

    • Successfully complete the ECO Posttest  

CME Credit: The course is approved for CME credit through ACOG.
MOC Credit: Participants are also eligible for MOC Part IV credit from ABOG.  


HOW TO ORDER 
Please allow at least two weeks (10 business days) to process.


PRICING OPTIONS
Directions: Choose which best fit your institutional needs.

 
REGISTRATION FEE (REQUIRED): $115

  •  Includes flash drive with slides and shipping fee

OPTION A: $225

  • Instructor Manual PDF (to be printed at your institution)
  • Participant Manual PDF (to be printed at your institution)

OPTION B: $60

  • Instructor Manual PDF (to be printed at your institution)

OPTION C: $55

  • Pre-printed Instructor Manual (specify number; 1 per 15 participants)

 OPTION D: $30

  • Pre-printed Participant Manual (specify number; max 15 per instructor)

To purchase, Click Here

Contact

Anne Arnold
Director, Educational Programs
aarnold@acog.org

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