Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course

The Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative is supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more (WMEC)  

Remote Hybrid WFR Recertification Course (R-HWRC)

The 24-hour R-HWRC consists of 16-hours of self-paced, online material. After which, participants will join their instructors for two interactive, virtual classroom sessions (totaling 8 hrs). The virtual sessions consist of engaging multi-media lectures, discussions, and break-out-sessions to practice skills and collaborate with other group members on scenarios and case studies. We will provide updated guidelines in wilderness medicine based on research and best practices. We will also introduce important new changes in patient assessment and rescuer PPE pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a WRC, WAT and CPR certification, all valid for 1 year. Once we are able to resume meeting in-person, but before one lapses within that year, students can attend a 2-day in-person WRC practical session to extend their certifications for an additional 3 years.

This R-HWRC format does not replace the valuable in-person, hands-on practice session found in our regular courses, however, we are doing our best to accommodate our students during these unprecedented times. We feel comfortable accommodating field professionals like you, who already have a solid knowledge base and have an increased need for quality training with current industry standards. DMM is at the forefront of these course format adaptations and we’re excited to create new ways to service industry needs.

We have four upcoming R-HWRC course options: 

  • May 23-34 (Online section starts May 3 and must be complete May 22) (Full with a waiting list)
  • June 6 – 7 (Online section starts May 7 and must be complete June 5)
  • June 18 – 19 (Online section starts May 18 and must be complete June 17)
  • June 30 – July 1 (Online section starts May 30 and must be complete June 29)

 

Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course (WRC)

The 24-hour training refreshes a current WFR or WAFA with new updates in wilderness medicine assessments and treatments based on best practices and new research, as well as updated industry standard protocols. This course favors hands-on scenarios and simulations, reviewing recent wilderness medicine case studies, and skills.

All of our courses prioritize hands-on scenarios, simulations, and skill stations taking place in various outdoor conditions. Each student will have minimum of 40+ hands-on scenarios throughout the course. In addition, course participants will have the opportunity to create their own complex scenario and subsequently grade and evaluate their peers.

 Additional Information

  • Our classes are nationally recognized.
  • We do not offer WFR recertification via a WFA course.
  • Our 24-hour WRC cards are valid for 3 years with no grace period.
  • CPR refresher for adult, child & AED (based on AHA Heartsaver curriculum) is included in all of our WRC courses. DMM’s CPR certifications (not AHA’s) are valid for 3 years with no grace period.  We do not issue AHA’s Healthcare Provider CPR cards.  
  • College credits are available when registering for a course sponsored by an institution of higher education.
  • 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)

Pre-Requisites

  • A current certification card from the following:
  • WFR (Minimum of a 70-hour training)
  • WFR Recertification
  • WAFA
  • Certification cards must be either within the expiration date or grace period on the first day of the Desert Mountain Medicine recertification course.

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Course Location Price
WRC 06/06/2020 - 06/07/2020 Virtual Classroom Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 06/18/2020 - 06/19/2020 Virtual Classroom Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 06/30/2020 - 07/01/2020 Virtual Classroom Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 07/18/2020 - 07/19/2020 Desert Mountain Medicine - Main Office Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 08/22/2020 - 08/23/2020 Desert Mountain Medicine - Main Office Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 09/12/2020 - 09/13/2020 Desert Mountain Medicine - Main Office Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 10/17/2020 - 10/18/2020 Desert Mountain Medicine - Main Office Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 12/12/2020 - 12/13/2020 Desert Mountain Medicine - Main Office Leadville, CO $325.00 (USD) Register
WRC 01/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 Utah State University Logan, UT $325.00 (USD) Register