Louis Halamek, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, CAPE

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, CAPE

Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty, CAPE

Lisa Pineda, MSN, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist

Diana Powell, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist



Scheduled upon request


At CAPE, we are driven by an unrelenting focus on improving human and system performance for the benefit of our patients. 

Pregnant women experience unique physiologic changes that have significant implications in the event of acute decompensation. OBLS is a dynamic, interactive, hands-on program to improve the healthcare team’s cognitive, technical and behavioral performance during a maternal arrest.  Practice in the timely delivery of the fetus and neonatal resuscitation provides trainees with the opportunity to manage decision-making and team dynamics when providing critical care to two patients simultaneously.  Simulated maternal resuscitation is based on national standards from the American Heart Association with knowledge and interventions specific to the obstetric patient.





* State the recommended changes to basic life support during pregnancy

* Perform maternal resuscitation using the Obstetric life support (OBLS) algorithm

* Review neonatal resuscitation using the Neonatal Resuscitation Program algorithm

* Discuss the potential reasons for maternal arrest in each scenario and actions that can be taken to reverse arrest


8:00 am Introductions and Briefing
  Overview of simulation code of conduct
9:00 am Resuscitation Skills Review
  Practice adult and neonatal resuscitation skills
11:00 am Maternal/Neonatal resuscitation
  Practicing complex resuscitations
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Scenarios with video debriefing
5:00 pm Evaluations, Adjourn


$1,465 per participant; includes continental breakfast and refreshments.

Special discounts for Stanford Medicine affiliates available.

This program requires a minimum of 6 attendees and is limited to 9 in order to maximize opportunities for hands-on practice and active learning. Team enrollment is stongly encouraged.


A written notice of cancellation must be received 60 days prior to start of this program.  A $75 administrative fee will be assessed at this time.

30-59 days: 50% of paid registration is refundable.

30 days or less: Non-refundable. 

Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program; in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.