After four weeks of classroom education, practical skills, scenarios, and full-scale mock rescues, you'll be ready to handle medical emergencies, in the wilderness 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 a land management agency.
If you work or recreate in the outdoors or in other austere environments where access to medical care is delayed or communication is unreliable, our 9-10 day Wilderness First Responder course is for you. Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine.
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! The Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester is a unique blend of wilderness skills, medicine, rescue, and leadership.
Aerie's Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W- EMT) courses are unique in the industry. In many cases, they learn anatomy and physiology in a human cadaver lab and participate in vehicle extrication practice with professional firefighters.
Aerie classes prepare students to care for patients in the most challenging environments and conditions, whether urban or backcountry. Our past graduates have gone on to work as EMTs, MDs, RN's, medics, firefighters, guides, field biologists and outdoor leaders.
As such, our courses are ideal for outdoor professionals involved in extended backcountry trips and those individuals seeking employment with ambulance services, search and rescue units, and ski patrols. Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WENT) is the highest level of civilian certification for backcountry medicine.
The first three weeks are spent in the EMT curriculum, building foundational prehospital skills and knowledge. Students learn how to communicate with patients, assess airway, breathing and circulation issues, control incident sites, and perform emergency medical techniques.
They also learn how to perform proper single-rescuer care with limited patient access and practice safe transport methods. The course includes hands-on, practical skills scenarios, classroom lectures, and clinical observations at local EMS services and emergency departments.
American Safety and Health Institute Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR is included. NAE MT certified Emergency Vehicle Operator Safety (EROS) driving course is also included.
This module focuses on patient access, assessment, care, and evacuation in remote environments. Students learn how to provide high-quality care with limited resources and without access to an ambulance.
The course builds on the medical training of the EMT -B and expands students’ tool kits. Recommended For: Those seeking a career in Emergency Medical Services, state or federal agencies, the military or law enforcement, and expedition or wilderness guides.
Course Topics Introduction to Emergency Care & Training Medical Legal Issues Patient Assessment System Documentation Airway Obstruction & Respiratory Arrest O2 Therapy Bleeding & Shock CPR Considerations for the Remote Environment Chest Trauma Common Wilderness Medical Problems Central Nervous System Lifting and Moving C-Collars Back Board and KED Board Litter Packaging Backcountry Spinal Assessment Head Injuries Soft Tissue Injuries Wilderness Wound Management Athletic Injuries Fracture Management Traction Splint Dislocations Cold Injuries Hydration Illnesses Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological Emergencies Diabetes Abdominal Emergencies Poisoning Triage Multiple Casualty Incidents Incident Command System Leadership, Teamwork & Communication Medical Decision-making Disturbances of Behavior Alcohol & Drug Emergencies Course Notes: Training as an EMT will help prepare you for a future career in Emergency Medical Services, the military or law enforcement, and is recommended for expedition and wilderness guides.
(Log Rolls & BEAM) Secondary Survey (Vitals, PE, AMPLE HE) Documentation (SOAP) You should plan to have clothing appropriate to the season in which you will be taking the class, as you will spend a significant amount of time outside.
The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments.
We prepare students for emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment. **If you are using this course to recertify a MA GEMS it is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.
**If you are using this course to recertify a MA GEMS if is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class. The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.
The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.
Wilderness First Responder (WAR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.
Training for medical personnel who would like to enhance their skills and experience for use in the rural, wilderness, and technical rescue setting. The GEMS curriculum builds on EMS training and expertise to meet the special challenges of the remote and unconventional environment.
It is designed for medical personnel working in rural EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement, disaster response, and on wilderness expeditions. Like all MA International training, it represents the best application of the available science balanced by considerable clinical experience and the reality of providing medical care in difficult and dangerous places.
This program’s primary goal is to apply current medical knowledge and critical thinking for use in remote/resource challenged patient care settings. It is open to certified or licensed advanced level medical practitioners involved or interested in rescue, mass casualty, and remote outdoor environments or urban areas in disaster or crisis.
Via case studies and in practice during patient-oriented drills, demonstrate decision-making ability for treatments and evacuations in remote resource/challenged patient care settings. Offshore Emergency Medicine offers relevant and practical training for the largest and most remote wilderness on earth.
As with all of our courses, we emphasize the understanding of body systems and principles of care to best prepare the medical officer to improvise and adapt to the infinite variety of challenges that the open sea can present. Classroom instruction is tied to the student’s own experience through the liberal use of case studies, scenarios, and hands-on assessment problems in a marine context.
This program has evolved to encompass medical response, risk reduction, and hazard identification in low to middle income countries for North American volunteer and study abroad groups. Additionally, this course will look at travel and tropical disease exposures with an emphasis on how to make decisions for prevention and response.
This hands-on training will explain, demonstrate, and reinforce the differences between conflict first aid and civilian prehospital trauma care and emphasize the inherent medical issues associated with remote travel. The Battlefield Medical Response (BMR) course, designed specifically for journalists and media professionals, is ideal first aid training adapted to hostile and war zone environments where equipment and personnel are limited.
This hands-on training will explain, demonstrate, and reinforce the differences between battlefield first aid and civilian prehospital trauma care and emphasize the inherent medical issues associated with remote travel. The only Wilderness First Aid course that meets the specific needs of industry, technical, research, and field support employees in remote areas.
Wilderness Recertifications FRBR Hybrid FRBR WAFT JUMP WFA NR EMT Recertification * Continuing Education Units for EMT's (CAPE)/Continuing Medical Education for MD's (Comes)** Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FARM).
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.