WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSES
Desert Mountain Medicine Is a Colorado-based wilderness medicine provider offering wilderness medicine training 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 Refresher Course (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, 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 EMS Upgrade course for pre-hospital care professionals and licensed healthcare providers who work as or support ski patrollers, search & rescue teams, land agency field staff, wildland firefighters, adventure race and remote film crews, and the military.
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Whether you’re a recreational user or a medical professional Desert Mountain Medicine has the course for you.