4th CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care

September 29, 2017 — University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

The Fourth CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care is designed to provide healthcare teams with the cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills they need to provide first-rate emergency care in the rural setting.

Physicians, nurses, PA’s, NP’s, paramedics and others are invited to participate in discussions and hands-on interactive workshops on:

Topics include:

  • The CALS Hospital Program
  • Management of the Complicated Transitional Care Patient
  • Optimal Use of Capnography
  • Setup and Use of Chest Compression Devices
  • Best New Critical Care Literature for Rural Providers
  • New & Practical Equipment & Interventions for Trauma & Critical Care
  • High-Risk Clinical Decision
  • Real-Life Case Presentations
  • Managing Child Abuse in the Rural Hospital
  • Using Your Rural Emergency Skills Around the World
  • Reducing Opioid Use in in the Rural Community
  • Avoiding Medical Error Through Team Training & Collaborative Practice
  • And much more…

In addition to the educational program, this Conference will offer opportunities to interact with vendors of new emergency medical devices; spotlight the achievements of your own facility; and network with individuals and teams from other hospitals and regions.

Those of you who have attended the previous three CALS Conferences have experienced the high-value topics and world-class speakers and instructors that have distinguished these events. This conference promises to be even better!

Bring your whole team on Sept 29 2017 for an opportunity to share common experiences, discuss problems and their solutions, learn about new thinking and new technologies that will add to your skills and knowledge, raise your comfort level and enhance your personal and professional satisfaction.

CALS Hospital Conference: Who Should Attend?

  • Clinicians (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and EMS staff.)
  • Managers
  • Administrators

And anyone with an interest in rural emergency healthcare.

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

NURSING This activity is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements. Nurses are responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education credit.

Other health care providers may use course materials to submit to their professional organizations for individual credit.

The overall goals and objectives for the Conference are as follows:

Educational Goals:

  • Spotlight issues and new developments in rural emergency care.
  • Provide clinician-participants with up-to-date knowledge and skills required to deliver the highest-quality emergency medical care in a rural setting.

Educational Objectives: Subsequent to this conference, participants should be able/better able to:

  • Utilize current evidence-based approaches and technologies in the care of medical emergencies
  • Identify potential child abuse
  • Formulate strategies for management of the complex transitional care patient
  • Recognize high-risk clinical situations and formulate appropriate management strategies
  • Effectively manage pain while minimizing opioid use
  • Avoid medical error through team training and collaborative practice
  • Describe processes and practices that may enhance the quality of the rural emergency care experience for patient and provider
  • Apply rural emergency skills and knowledge to provide care in developing countries.

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