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Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals


Sep 9-13, 2024

Estes Park, CO

Mountain Rescue Institute

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48 hours


18+ yrs

Ways to Enroll

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Learn to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult decisions with confidence on your Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course.

You'll learn to apply your urban emergency care knowledge to the wilderness through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients. Our seasoned instructors will guide you through five days of intense, hands-on learning to make sure you are prepared in the wilderness.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

This course is for EMTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, PAs, or other medical professionals.

Course Policies
Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more.

Tuition Options

$990 - Tuition Only Public

Continuing Education & Academic Credit

48 hours EMT CEUs,FAWM credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.,44 hours Category 1 CMEs,4 credits University of Utah ($350),1 credit Western Colorado University ($165)

CPR Included



Epinephrine Auto-injector

This Course Will Upgrade an EMT to a WEMT

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

Wilderness First Responder


Deposit required: $300

Additional Details

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 48 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and National Outdoor Leadership School.The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This course has been approved for Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history. 

All education content presented in this activity has been reviewed and validated as appropriate in keeping with sound scientific principles.

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 4 college credits through the University of Utah and 1 college credit through Western Colorado University.

Customer Service

Registration and all customer service for this course is handled by Mountain Rescue Institute.