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 setting.

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, and more.

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be 18 years old.

Duration:
30 Days Mostly Field Includes Hospital Rotation and State Certification Exam!

Age: 18 and over

Tuition: 3,000

Dates: TBD by Interest

College Credit:
Montana State University, Northern Arizona University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Colorado Mountain College* Courses taught in conjunction with DMM
(Optional)