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. This course is an ideal professional upgrade for SAR members, rural ambulance or hospital personnel, ski patrol, EMT certified guides, or other field-based staff. 

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. This course is an ideal professional upgrade for SAR members, rural ambulance or hospital personnel, ski patrol, EMT certified guides, or other field-based staff. 

Hours: 54

Length: 5-6 days 

Certification: CPR, WAT, W-Upgrade for EMT

Prerequisite: Current State EMT or NREMT

Credits: College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.

CEU: A Total of 17 continuing education credits (CEU) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) for the NREMT – EMT Recertification.

OVERVIEW OF COURSE CONTENT

  • URBAN VS WILDERNESS MEDICINE
  • WILDERNESS MEDICINE GUIDELINES 
  • WILDERNESS RECREATION LAW & LIABILITY
  • WILDERNESS RISK MANAGEMENT
  • PATIENT ASSESSMENT
  • BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
  • COMPLEX AIRWAY MANAGEMENT
  • SUPRAGLOTTIC AIRWAYS
  • MICROMEDICS
  • MULTISYSTEMS TRAUMA
  • IV THERAPY IN THE BACKCOUNTRY
  • DILOCATIONS
  • SPINE INJURY MANAGEMENT
  • VACUUM SPINE BOARD
  • COMPLEX BACKCOUNTRY MEDICAL PROBLEMS
  • BACKCOUNTRY MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
  • WILDERNESS ANAPHYLAXIS TRAINING
  • GENITOURINARY ISSUES
  • MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESSES
  • COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
  • AVALANCHE BURIAL RESUSCITATION
  • PROFESSIONAL INCIDENT DOCUMENTATION
  • BACKCOUNTRY COMMUNICATION DEVICES
  • PROFESSIONALLY CALLING A RESCUE
  • BASIC VS EXPEDITION FIRST AID KITS
  • IMPROVISED LITTERS & CARRIES
  • INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
  • LEADERSHIP & CRITICAL THINKING DURING AN INCIDENT
  • COMPLEX INTERAGENCY NIGHT SCENARIO SIMULATION
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID
 
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W-Upgrade for EMT   (Course Overview)

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