Welcome to CALS!
CALS (Comprehensive Advanced Life Support) is an educational program designed specifically for the emergency medical training needs of rural healthcare teams. CALS combines the concepts contained in many of the other advanced life support courses, providing a customizable, team-based training program uniquely suited for resource-constrained environments.
CALS grew out of a need in rural Minnesota for knowledge and hands-on skills training in emergency medicine. Rural health care providers across the state faced inadequate resources in the emergency department to deal with the wide range of clinical problems they were seeing. In response, a group of concerned doctors and nurses developed a comprehensive advanced life support curriculum that has today evolved into the CALS Program.
I don’t remember when we’ve had such an enlightening, excellently planned learning session. We all came away knowing that more lives would be saved because of what you presented to us in this lab. Thank you so much for the fabulous experience!
When asked about the most valuable part of the CALS course, Robin Daley, Buffalo-Harper County Hospital, Buffalo OK replied . . . “That’s like asking which chocolate chip was the best part of the cookie!! It was all ALL excellent!! This cookie was loaded with goodies! 5 STARS!”Robin Daley
I believe this class makes a difference in practice and outcomes for rural patients!Amanda Beer
One of the best advanced life support classes I have taken. Will recommend this course to all my Friends!Melissa Magstadt, Castlewood, SD
3 New Dates Setread more
Minnesota CALS coursesread more
Enrollment Now OPEN!read more
2nd joint HME/CALS held in St. Marc, Haitiread more
Contact Karie Pearce to registerread more
Courses through June 2017 are posted and open for registration.read more
CALS certification about to expire?read more
Early Bird Registrationread more
Rural Health Recognitionread more
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SAVE THE DATE — February 22, 2017read more
rural patients less likely to be treated at trauma centers than urban counterpartsread more
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CALS Hospital designationread more
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CALS Hospital: Riverwood Healthcare Centerread more
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