An advanced-level course designed for EMS professionals working in remote environments.
Wilderness EMT Upgrade is an advanced 5 day training designed for medical personnel who would like to enhance their skills and experience for use in rural, wilderness, and technical rescue setting. This course is geared toward to EMS providers looking to broaden their skills in remote environments. The WEMT curriculum builds on EMS training and expertise to meet the special challenges inherent in delayed access to medical care environments. It is designed for medical personnel working in EMS, search and rescue, law enforcement, disaster response, and on wilderness expeditions.
This course teaches students how to manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available for an extensive time period. We prepare students to respond effectively in emergency situations that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
Global Emergency Medics (GEM) and Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)
For all medical courses, we partner with WMA. WMA has been the leader in wilderness medicine and rescue for over thirty years. The cutting- edge curriculum is constantly updated by our group of healthcare professionals, has been taught on all 7 continents, and is recognized internationally.
Students must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this course.
Current EMT certification is required.
• Wilderness EMT (WEMT) certification
• CPR Certification (Adult CPR and AED training)
Key Topics Covered
The WEMT curriculum includes a broad range of medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, CPR, AED, and basic life support skills. Students also learn how to effectively manage respiratory and cardiac emergencies, shock, head injuries, altered mental states, wounds and burns, infection, musculoskeletal injuries, dislocation, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, lightning, and drowning, and medical emergencies such as asthma, abdominal pain, and diabetes. And so much more…