WIlderness Upgrade for EMT

The 54-hour Wilderness Upgrade for EMTs course is designed for all EMT levels. This training will prepare prehospital care professionals to prevent environmental illnesses, proactively manage pre-existing conditions in the field and challenge participants to think outside of the comfort of an ambulance and/or clinic.
Participants are quickly integrated into the Wilderness Upgrade curriculum with a balance of lecture and hand’s-on learning. The days are packed with energetic lectures, skills stations, scenarios, drills, simulations, and discussions. The intensity of this course allows for camaraderie and strong teamwork to develop quickly throughout the group. Our scenario-based training simulates the dynamics of a true emergency situation and reveals how individual group members would utilize their newly aqcuired medical skills to stabilize life-threatening injuries in dynamic and austere environments with limited resources. 


Additional Information

  • Our classes are nationally recognized.
  • Completion cards are valid for 3 years with no grace period.
  • CPR (adult/child/AED) is included in all of our courses. CPR completion cards are valid for 3 years with no grace period.
  • College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education that offers our courses.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for NREMT recertification. Our Wilderness Upgrade course counts towards 18 CEUs.
  • A Total of 17 continuation education credits (CEUs) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for the NREMT – EMT Recertification.
  • Download CEU breakdown (pdf)


  • Current state EMT and/or NREMT certification card.
  • Current CPR card.
  • Certification cards must be either within the expiration date or grace period on the first day of the Desert Mountain Medicine Wilderness Upgrade course.

Course Outline


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