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.
4th CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care — September 29, 2017
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Nurses Week 2017
Happy Nurses Week 2017!
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
This is the sixth year the Center for Rural Health has sponsored CALS training.read more
Space Available in Select Locationsread more
3 New Dates Setread more
Minnesota CALS coursesread more
Enrollment Now OPEN!read more
2nd joint HME/CALS held in St. Marc, Haitiread more
Aspirus Keweenaw is the second location in the Upper Peninsula to receive CALS training.read more
April 2017read more
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CALS Recognizes Nurses for All They Do!read more
Many women must travel an hour or longer to find a hospital where they can deliver their babiesread more
Carfentanil is approximately 100 times more potent than fentanylread more
CALS in the News
April 2017read more
CALS Hospital designationread more
CALS training provides front-line skills that save lives.read more
CALS Hospital: Riverwood Healthcare Centerread more
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