CALS Provider Course

CALS Provider Course

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Rural health care providers face 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.




The CALS Provider Course consists of interactive sessions in cardiac, traumatic, pediatric, obstetrical, neonatal and medical advanced life support. Course materials establish the CALS Universal Approach to critically ill or injured patients, which defines the manner by which care providers evaluate and treat emergency patients.


Providers are encouraged to attend in teams, and courses are limited to 24 participants per session. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:


• Demonstrate the ability to problem solve in a variety of clinical situations

• Identify key threats and demonstrate therapeutic interventions.

• Discuss the roles of each team member involved in patient evaluation and treatment.

• Perform skills consistent with the provider’s role on the advanced life support team.


Prerequisites: It is recommended that participants have attended at least one other advanced life support course, be knowledgeable of cardiac rhythm recognition and have adequate clinical experience in critical situations.

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