WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSES
Desert Mountain Medicine Is a Colorado-based wilderness medicine provider offering wilderness medicine training and certification for outdoor professionals and backcountry enthusiasts since 1998.
We teach an array of wilderness medicine courses that meet and exceed outdoor industry standards for medical training such as Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR,) and the Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WRC). Our courses focus on prevention, assessment, and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to backcountry recreation and travel. Our curricula emphasizes practical skills that are contextual and easy to recall in the event of a wilderness emergency or backcountry rescue.
DMM is founded by field staff, for field staff and designed for the outdoor recreation industry. We train and support outdoor professionals who work in various environments: we train raft guides, ski guides, rock climbing and mountain guides, sailing and sea kayak guides, outdoor educators, camp counselors and leaders, trail crews, wildland firefighters, and field research staff to be competent and confident in the event of a backcountry emergency.
We recognize the vital role wilderness Emergency Medical Services (EMS) plays in organized backcountry rescue. Therefore, we offer Wilderness Upgrade for Emergency Medical Technicians (W-Upgrade for EMTs) to support Search & Rescue personnel, park rangers, and ski patrollers. We also offer Expedition Medicine (EM) for military and advanced medical practitioners.
Wilderness Medicine instruction since 1998. Our teaching approach heavily favors hands-on, scenario based practice taught in a wilderness setting.