WILDERNESS EMT-B: 180 HOURS
Want to work for ski patrol, professional search and rescue, the
fire department, rural emergency care services, or just complete
a higher level of training than the standard EMT Basic curriculum
provides? This is the course for you.
In addition to the Nationally approved EMT Basic urban curriculum,
you will learn the latest wilderness medicine practices and protocols
that will enable you to treat, stabilize, provide extended care,
and make appropriate evacuation decisions for patients in a remote
The first portion of this month-long intensive program is held in
the classroom and covers urban pre-hospital basic life support as
well as American Heart Association-CPR. In addition, you will participate
in a clinical observation at a regional critical care hospital.
The course then moves into the field for 10 days, in order to make
the practice scenarios and conditions as realistic as possible.
Wilderness medicine topics addressed during this section include
wilderness wound management, orthopedic injuries including realignment
of fractures and reduction of select dislocations, improvised splints,
wilderness drug protocols, wilderness CPR considerations, improvised
litters and evacuation techniques, extended patient care, heat illnesses,
cold injuries, high altitude illness, lightning injuries, envenomations,
PRE-REQUISITE: Must be 18 years old.
30 Days Mostly Field Includes Hospital Rotation and State Certification
Age: 18 and over
Dates: TBD by Interest
Montana State University, Northern Arizona University, Piedmont
Virginia Community College, Colorado Mountain College* Courses
taught in conjunction with DMM