THE DMM DIFFERENCE

Wilderness medicine education is a vibrant and vital part of the outdoor industry. There are many providers offering a wide variety of standard and specialized courses. As you consider which provider is right for your needs, we invite you to consider the many advantages of DMM.

THE DMM DIFFERENCE

Wilderness medicine education is a vibrant and vital part of the outdoor industry. There are many providers offering a wide variety of standard and specialized courses. As you consider which provider is right for your needs, we invite you to consider the many advantages of DMM.

WILD MED EXPERIENCE

  • DMM Executive Director Nadia Kimmel is a founding member of the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative (WMEC) and has been a guiding voice in determining scope of practice  (SOP) for wilderness medicine courses for over twelve years.
  • Mountain-based EMS medical protocols, especially in Colorado, are some of the most advanced in the nation, and we strive to present relevant and advanced curriculum consistent with this high standard. 
  • We recognize the importance of providing field-relevant skills, even if they may fall out outside the traditional scope of wilderness medicine. For example, we have been teaching the International Committee for Avalanche Rescue’s (ICAR) ‘Avalanche Burial Resuscitation Guidelines’ in all our courses since 2014. We are to this day the only wilderness medicine provider who trains their participants to this situationally relevant skill level in Colorado and across the mountain west. 
  • DMM seeks to always listen to outdoor industry trends and experience. Feedback from field staff in DMM courses is taken seriously and used to adjust curriculum delivery. 
  • Our field manual and course curricula are updated annually to ensure our students are receiving the most up-to-date medical field research and treatment practices.

ACCESSIBLE INNOVATION

  • DMM courses can be customized to the needs of your organization. 
  • DMM offers both traditional and hybrid WFRs and recerts to meet scheduling challenges 
  • DMM created the Women’s Wild Med Program to offer equitable representation and opportunities to women.  
  • DMM uses the most current rescue and medical equipment in our courses so participants can train with the equipment they’re most likely to encounter in the field from SAR and EMS personnel

FIELD ACCOMPLISHED INSTRUCTORS

  • Our instructors live, work, and recreate throughout the U.S. and the world and have strong outdoor education and guiding backgrounds. Our instructors guide and teach for OARS, Outward Bound, Alpine Ascents International, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, Colorado Adventure Guides, AMGA, SSI, MRA, and AIARE, just to name a few. 
  • Our instructors are employed as pre-hospital care and emergency department medical professionals around the U.S.
  • Our instructors and staff cultivate partnerships with (or are members of) local SAR groups and EMS services, and incorporate participation from these groups into our field scenarios wherever possible, giving our students an inside look at how these industries function in conjunction with wild. med. practices.

FIELD READY INNOVATION

  • Participants receive the DMM field manual, cultivated from two decades of feedback from outdoor professionals, and designed and constructed to be durable enough for backcountry carry and use. 
  • Participants also gain access to an interactive PDF version of our field manual so field staff can quickly search definitions, treatments, and guidelines on their phones or other devices. 
  • Participants receive laminated S.O.A.P. note and treatment algorithm cards, which are conveniently sized for transport in the backcountry.