Wilderness EMT Upgrade

Wilderness EMT Course SimulationThis 5-day intensive course is designed for those holding current EMT-Basic certification through either State or National Registry, and is very fast paced. The course will build upon the advanced knowledge of patient care of the EMT and will introduce wilderness protocols and procedures that are significantly different from those taught in urban settings due to the element of time and therefore extended patient contact time and care.

Learn to adapt with constantly changing environmental conditions including weather and terrain, not to mention limited resources; while learning to make difficult medical decisions with confidence. This course will test your abilities to provide basic treatment interventions while our experienced instructors guide you through scenario-based, hands-on learning. Be prepared to spend time not only in the classroom, but also outdoors; regardless of weather conditions (after all, this is wilderness EMT).




Introduction Gender-Specific Injures
Abdominal Trauma Heat-Related Illnesses
Airway Management Hygiene/Food/Water Issues
Allergies & Anaphylaxis Lightning Safety
Altitude Illnesses Medical-Legal Issues
An Intro to Wilderness Medicine North American Snakebites
Backcountry & Sudden Illnesses Orthopedic Injuries
Basic Pharmacology Oxygen Administration
Bear Safety Patient Assessment System Review
Bites & Stings Patient Packaging & Lifting
Body Substance Isolation Risk Management
Burns & Blisters Search And Rescue
Cardiac Emergencies Shock & ASR
Chest Injuries Suspected Spinal Injuries
Cold-Related Injuries The Human Body (A&P)
Common Airway Emergencies Toxins & Poisons
Coping With Stress Traumatic Brain Injuries
Core Concepts of the WEMT Vital Signs
Dislocations Water-Based Emergencies
Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Wilderness First Aid Kits
Evacuation Considerations Wounds & Soft Tissue Injuries




Course Length:
50 hours
Base Tuition:
Actual course tuition may vary depending on course location, logistics and options.
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (valid 3 yrs)*
*Only valid with current State or National Registry EMT status.

  Successfully complete and pass the pre-class assignment & pretest.

  Be at least 18 years of age.

  Hold current National or State level EMT-Basic certification.

  Hold current certification in Healthcare Provider (BLS) level CPR/AED.**
**The CPR/AED certification must be from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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If your EMS agency or organization is interested in learning more about sponsoring a Wilderness EMT Upgrade course at your location, please contact our admissions office at toll free (855) 505-1700.

In order to host this course at your location, a minimum of 8-12 participants is required. The maximum may depend on location, typically ranging from 18-30.    LEARN MORE (+)

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