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).

 

 

TOPICS COVERED

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