NOLS Wilderness Medicine

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Initial Training Courses:

Courses Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Wilderness EMT (WEMT) Wilderness EMT "3+1" Format
Prerequisites 16 Years Old*** 16 Years Old*** 16 Years Old***

-18 Years Old
-Professional Level CPR
-TB Test, Other site-dependent screening tests

-18 Years Old,
-Professional Level CPR,
-TB Test

Hours 16-20 40 80 200 200
Textbook

-Wilderness First Aid Pocket Guide,
-NOLS Wilderness Medicine and WFA Handouts

NOLS Wilderness Medicine and WAFA Handouts

-NOLS Wilderness Medicine
-Wilderness Medicine Handbook

-Emergency Card, 13th ed.
-NOLS Wilderness Medicine
-Wilderness Medicine Handbook

-Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 10th ed.
-NOLS Wilderness Medicine
-Wilderness Medicine Handbook

Certifications Received

-WFA, and if applicable, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR

-WAFA,
-NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR
-WFR, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR
-This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT
WEMT, NREMT-B WEMT, NREMT-B
College Credit 1 Hour 2 Hours 3 Hours 9 Hours 4 Hours
Continuing Education Credits*   32 Hours CAPCE 70 Hours CAPCE    
FAWM Credits**     Up to 55 Hours Up to 55 Hours  
To Recertify Take WFA WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WFA WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WUMP, WFA

-Wilderness Recertifications: WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WUMP, WFA
-NREMT Recertification: www.nremt.org

-Wilderness Recertifications: WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WUMP, WFA
-NREMT Recertification: www.nremt.org

*Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)

** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM). Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details.

***Participants under 18 years of age must have written consent of parent or guardian.

 

 

Recertification Courses:

Courses

Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFRR)
Hybrid WFR Recertification

EMT Refresher Training Program (RTP)
(Taught by regional EMS agencies)

Prerequisites Must possess a valid WFR certification of at least 70 hours Current EMT-B
Hours 24 24
Textbook

Wilderness Medicine Handbook

 
Certifications Received

WFR, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Adult & Child CPR

 
College Credit 1 Hour  
Continuing Education  18 Hours CAPCE  
FAWM Credits** Up to 14 hours  
To Recertify Take WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WUMP, WFA  

 

*Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)

** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)

 

Education for Medical Professionals:

Courses Wilderness Medicine for the Professional Practicioner (WMPP) Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals Medicine in the Wild- Medical Student Elective Wilderness Medicine Expeditions
Prerequisites Current EMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, MD, DO, PT Current EMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, MD, DO, PT Must be a 3rd or 4th year medical student Physicians and other medical professionals, must be 23 years old
Hours 16 48 26 Days 8 Days
Textbook Wilderness Medicine Field Guide Wilderness Medicine Handbook NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Medicine Handbook NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Medicine Handbook NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Medicine Handbook
Certifications Received  

WFR
This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT

WFR
This course will upgrade an EMT to a WEMT

 
College Credit   4 Hours    
Continuing Education Credits* 16 Hours CAPCE; 15 Hours Category 1 CMEs 48 Hours CAPCE; 43 Hours Category 1 CMEs 48 Hours CAPCE 16 Hours CAPCE; 15 Hours Category 1 CMEs
FAWM Credits** Up to 
16 Hours
Up to 
35.75 Hours
Up to 
50.5 Hours
Up to 
28 Hours
To Recertify Take   WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WUMP, WFA WFR-R, Hybrid WFR-R, WAFA, WUMP, WFA  

 

*Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPCE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (CMEs)

**Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM)