Winter is coming: time to get your Wilderness First Responder certification
This course is more than just the typical Wilderness EMT upgrade, building on your existing urban skills and experiences, and developing a base of knowledge you can apply in search and rescue, disaster response, or on your own far-flung wilderness adventures. This is a nationally recognized upgrade certification for EMTs and paramedics in good current standing (nurses and physicians receive a Wilderness EMS certification).
Some of the subjects we'll cover include wound management and infection control, fracture realignment, field reduction of dislocations, environmental emergencies, improvised splinting and packaging, long-term patient management, evacuation, and wilderness spinal, medication, and CPR protocols.
This course is heavy on risk management and decision-making and is specifically designed to give you the tools to help you make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. More than half our time will be spent practicing hands-on skills, reviewing case studies, and running realistic scenarios designed to challenge you and develop your decision-making abilities.
Current certification as state or national level EMT, RN, PA, or DO/MD.
5 days/50 contact hours.
Wilderness EMT, Wilderness Paramedic, or Wilderness EMS - valid for 3 years.
AHA Heartcode BLS Provider CPR - valid for 2 years.
Completion & Grading
Successful completion of this course is based upon 100% attendance, as well as satisfactory performance on quizzes, demonstrated proficiency in psychomotor skills, and a grade of >80 on the final test. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with special needs.
Course Materials Included
Textbook, workbook, notebook, pencils, handouts, medical supplies, CPR and scenario simulation training aids, completion certificate.
No Lodging Or Meals Included
This course takes place outdoors and under primitive conditions. Students must be prepared and equipped to prepare meals, eat, sleep, camp, and stay warm and dry in appropriate seasonal weather conditions. If you are new to outdoor recreation or uncertain about what that means, please review our suggested gear list and contact us if you have any questions. Except for one evening cookout, no meals are included in this course and students are individually responsible for all personal food items.
Drug & Alcohol Policy
Any student who in the opinion of the lead instructor is suspected of being intoxicated will be summarily dismissed and forfeit all costs associated with this course.
Take the first step toward earning your Wilderness EMS upgrade today!