This course provides CALS core curriculum and serves as the foundation for all of its learning opportunities.
It 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.
Accreditation: The CALS Provider Course has been reviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) CME Accreditation Department and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development and is acceptable for up to 17.25 prescribed credit hours. AAFP prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association (AMA) as equivalent to AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1. When applying for the AMA PRA, prescribed hours earned must be reported as prescribed hours, not as Category 1.
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