St. Paul, MN
The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders.
The Wilderness First Responder Re-certification course is open to graduates of all wilderness medical training courses of 64 hours or longer with a current Wilderness First Responder certification. This action-packed course covers most topics through practical drills, review exercises, and simulations. We review skills learned in prior courses while bringing you up to date on changes in the field of wilderness medicine. This course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and back-country 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. Students must have a current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification from WMA or another approved provider. Once registered, a review package will be sent to students and must completed prior to the start of the course.
Key Topics Covered
The WFR 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, dislocations, spinal injuries, allergic reactions, toxins, stings, poisoning, environmental emergencies such as hypothermia, heat illness, lightning, drowning, submersion and medical emergencies such as severe asthma, abdominal pain, and diabetes. Significant emphasis is also placed on leadership, teamwork, communication, and long term patient care. And so much more…
Below are the suggested items to pack. This list can vary according to the course location, weather, and season. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns specific to your course’s venue. Please be prepared for all seasonal weather conditions and bring the appropriate clothing, footwear, and gear. We will try to spend as much time as possible outside!