Wilderness EMS Recertification

Provider: Desert Mountain Medicine Headquarters
Course Dates: April 6, 2024 - April 7, 2024
Course Location:
305 W Snow King
Jackson, WY 83001
Course Cost: $350.00

Course Info

Wilderness EMS Recertification

The Wilderness EMS recertification (WEMS-R) course will review the latest evidence-based science and best practices in wilderness EMS and remote medicine. WEMS-R course participants will review foundational knowledge and apply newly learned skills and guidelines via hands-on scenarios and simulations. Topics include: assessment and management of multi-systems trauma patients, pain management, a review of complex environmental medicine case studies, the assessment and management of mental health challenges in the field, and tips and tricks when faced with extended patient care. Our WEMS-R course is offered in a 2-day format and meets the WMEC's minimum requirement of 16 hours delivered in person, devoted to hands-on, practical skills and simulations.

Registration Information

This is an open enrollment course held in Jackson WY. Please click below to register online. 

You must have a valid EMT/NREMT- Basic or higher and a WEMS (W-Upgrade) certification to register for this course. 

Course Location

Jackson, the namesake town in the valley known as Jackson Hole, is the beating heart of this famous destination's upscale rustic scene. Western mountain town chic meets serious outdoor offerings: In the winter, skiing (regular, cross-country, snowcat, and heli-), takes center stage; while in summer, there’s plenty of hiking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, rafting, biking, camping, and hot-air ballooning.

This course will take place in the conference room at the Teton Country Fairgrounds.

Planning Your Trip

April weather in Jackson will likely be wet and it may rain or snow. Temperatures are often in the 20's at night and 50's during the day. Like all mountain weather, the conditions can change quickly. Be prepared for mountain conditions if you are camping, and keep an eye on the forecast when packing for your trip. A puffy jacket is a must 12 months of the year!

Lodging rentals abound in Jackson and the surrounding area.  There are also many different campsites in the area, both paid and dispersed. If you're considering camping,  be sure to give the Forest Service or BLM a call if you have questions about current rules or restrictions.

Specifics for your course like location, a packing list, and meeting times will be available on your Student Dashboard once you've registered.  Questions before you register? After you register? Always feel free to reach out to [email protected] and we'll be happy to help.

Private Courses

Have a large group that needs a wilderness medicine training? We will gladly set up a private course for your group. Please email [email protected] for more information. 

Desert Mountain Medicine Headquarters