Join the College's Outdoor Program as we partner with the Wilderness Medicine Training Center for a hybrid-Wilderness First Responder course. It is expected to take place in April 2021. The course follows the industry standard for wilderness medical training and are designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical emergency care and evacuation decisions in remote locations. The course is open to students and non-students of the College. Students will receive 2 credits upon completion of the course.
WMTC’s hybrid distance learning project (DLP) Wilderness First Responder course requires completion of our home study program and four online exams prior to attending a five day practical session. The DLP Wilderness First Responder is designed for students who are able to study the didactic material on their own using: our field manual, “the Wilderness Medicine Handbook” and the course web site. Access to a computer and the internet are mandatory; broadband/high speed access is required. If you like self-study, are disciplined, computer literate, and have limited time to attend a practical session, then a hybrid DLP Wilderness First Responder is your best choice.
Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for wilderness medical training and is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical emergency care and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Course topics include, but are not limited to: trauma: wound management, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques; environmental: allergies, hypo & hyperthermia; medical: gastrointestinal, infections, cardiac and respiratory conditions, patient monitoring and long-term management and care.
Current EMTs can also register for the WEMT module to upgrade their urban EMT to a Wilderness EMT (WEMT); while the practical session is the same for both WFRs and WEMTs, the WEMT website and tests contain more detailed anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and WEMTs are held to a higher level of mastery during the practical session.
TBD April 2021. Online materials will be sent after registration is completed.
$665 for non-College of Idaho students; $495 for College of Idaho students
Registration will open soon for the March 16-20, 2019 class; please check back soon. To view other WMTC courses, visit this page.