Wilderness EMT

Started on December 9, 2022
  • Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician is a high intensity 200+ hour long, scenario-based certification course taught over 4 weeks. Wilderness EMT combines a demanding urban EMT course and then applies its curriculum to the wilderness and austere settings. Graduation as a WEMT thoroughly prepares one for a career in both urban EMS and as a wilderness professional. Didactic sessions, case-review, and high-fidelity simulation provide the knowledge and skill necessary to operate effectively in any wilderness or austere medical emergency. The course culminates in an extended Field Training Exercise, integrating wilderness medical knowledge, learned skills, and team leadership dynamics.
  • Topics included are the standard DOT-compliant EMT curriculum and the Wilderness First Responder curriculum, supplemented by additional advanced wilderness medical concepts, protocols and procedures throughout. Graduates receive certification as a Nationally Registered EMT (NREMT®), a Wilderness EMT (WEMT), and in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS®), and National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians’ Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (NAEMT PHTLS®), valid 2 years. (200+ hours)

 

  • Optionally, graduates may certify in American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (AHA PEARS®), and Advanced Medical Life Support (NAEMT AMLS®) at the conclusion of the course.