Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over the course of two to two and a half days. If you enjoy weekend outdoor activities, work at a summer camp, or spend any time in the wilderness, this course is for you!
If you travel or work in remote areas and need more extensive training than a Wilderness First Aid course, our Wilderness Advanced First Aid course is the perfect choice!
Over five days, you'll learn to stabilize, treat, and make evacuation decisions for patients in backcountry environments, with an emphasis on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation. In addition to plenty of time practicing skills and engaging in scenarios, you'll work in small teams and practice your leadership.
If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other remote environments where access to medical care is delayed, or where communication is unreliable, our 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you! It is the industry standard for professional guides, trip leaders, search and rescue team members, outdoor recreationists, and international travelers.
Upon completion, you will be able to conduct a thorough physical exam, obtain a patient history, assess vital signs, provide emergency care in the wilderness, and make crucial evacuation decisions.
Combine wilderness and urban medicine in this intensive, month-long program.
After four weeks of classroom education, practical skills, clinical rotations, scenarios and full-scale mock rescues, you'll be ready to handle medical emergencies in the backcountry or in town. You'll earn both your EMT and your Wilderness EMT certifications, preparing you to work on an ambulance, for an outdoor organization, or for a land management agency.
The WEMT "3 + 1 Format" is a combination of a three-week urban EMT intensive program followed by a 5-day Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals (WUMP) course. You may participate in one or both sections of the program. Learn from the best instructors, with the EMT intensive taught by instructors from Landmark Learning and North Carolina EMS, and the Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course taught by NOLS Wilderness Medicine.
Several federal agencies may require you to have Emergency Medical Responder certification as an employee, and this bridge course covers the EMR topics that aren't addressed in a Wilderness First Responder course.
Qualify for your National Registry Emergency Medical Responder (NR-EMR) written test with this online class. (To take this course you must already have a current WFR certification.)
If you are looking for a longer immersion experience you'll find wilderness medicine courses embedded in many NOLS semester programs. Some semesters include Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder courses to help you prepare to travel on your own. If you are interested in pursuing medicine, fire, EMS, or search and rescue, the Wilderness Medicine and Rescue semester includes a full Wilderness EMT course as well as technical rescue skills and certifications.