Our 24-hour emergency care includes state-of-the-art technology and physicians and nurses who are specially trained in emergency medicine.
Long Prairie Hospital operates an ambulance service staffed by fully trained EMTs who have undergone specialized training that allows them to perform a variety of procedures, including IV administration, advanced airway management and cardiac defibrillation. We purchased the ambulance with financial support from our community.
Long Prairie Hospital designated as the first CALS Hospital
Long Prairie Hospital was designated a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) hospital by a coalition of Minnesota health care organizations and individuals. Minnesota’s CALS program provides advanced life-support education to rural health care providers.
The CALS Hospital designation represents an institutional commitment to quality rural emergency medical care and recognizes the clinicians who have completed the education as well as the administrators who provided the infrastructure for this achievement. Long Prairie Hospital and Home met the criteria at the highest possible level with 100% of nurses and provider staff trained in CALS. In addition, they have secured the recommended equipment and demonstrated their commitment to the CALS principles.
The Minnesota State Trauma Advisory Committee accepts CALS as a training program that can qualify Minnesota hospitals for level III and IV trauma designation.