The 26-day Wilderness EMT course was built for recreators and professionals practicing in environments with an extended or non-existent medical response system. Integrating the course curriculum of a traditional urban EMT into the context of an austere or resource-limited environment, students develop robust adaptability, improvisational skill, and critical thinking abilities despite the context and environment.
To reinforce proficiency and real-life application of skills, the course features didactic instruction, ongoing high-fidelity simulation, scenarios of varied length, structured debriefs, two night sessions, three trail days, and an extended field training exercise to conclude the course. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment/gear to learn and practice techniques specifically relevant to their own wilderness routine.
Graduates receive Wilderness EMT certification, National Registry EMT certification, AHA Basic Life Support (BLS), and NAEMT Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), all valid for 2 years. Providers may be eligible for continuing education credit depending certification. Graduates are encouraged to continue their education with a 35% discount on the AHA Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) certification course, or a 25% discount on any other certification course.