717 Delaware Street SE, Ste. 508
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Paul E. Lakeman, FACHE
CALS Program Questions
Joann Bonde, BS
Business & Accounting Manager
Andrew Hebdon, RN
CALS is making a difference every day to improve rural emergency care in locations where there is lack of, or limited access to, subspecialty health care providers and/or technologically advanced diagnostic equipment. Your generous support means the world to us now more than ever.
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Volunteer with CALS!
CALS has a number of unique opportunities for a wide variety of volunteers to help us further the cause of rural emergency medicine. Here’s a short summary of our active committees, which are always looking for new members. Please contact Ann Gihl, Education Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer or know more about these opportunities!
Curriculum Committee: Overseeing our online reference manual, our curriculum, and our work to develop new courses for new audiences across the country and around the world.
Global Committee: Working to find new opportunities to bring CALS to developing countries, where emergency medicine is badly needed.
Faculty Development: Responsible for maintenance of quality and consistency of instruction in the CALS courses, recruitment, training and evaluation of CALS instructors and ongoing instructor training.
CALS Conference Committee: Supporting the needs of our CALS hospital conference.
Work For CALS
The Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Program (CALS) is an educational program with a primary focus to train rural medical personnel in a team approach to anticipate, recognize, and treat life-threatening emergencies and to stabilize patients presenting with a wide range of undifferentiated emergency situations.
CALS is especially designed to be beneficial to more isolated healthcare providers who may lack many forms of technical equipment and on-site specialist help. The CALS program differs from other advanced life support courses by covering the core concepts from all of the established advanced life support courses as well as topics not covered in most other training programs, such as advanced airway management and teamwork.