Wilderness EMT Upgrade
This 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).
|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|
|Epinephrine Auto-Injectors||Wilderness First Aid Kits|
|Evacuation Considerations||Wounds & Soft Tissue Injuries|
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
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.**
Host this Course:
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 (+)