Our Wilderness First Responder courses are designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, expedition leaders, and outdoor instructors. It is the outdoor education and recreation industry’s standard for wilderness medical training. It is the wilderness medicine training course for outdoor professionals...and the course you want your friends to have taken before you travel with them.
While the focus remains on expedition medicine, the information and skills learned during our Wilderness First Responder course may be directly applied to other emergency medical situations where rapid EMS and advanced medical care is not available e.g.: disaster relief, remote health care in third world countries, etc. The course includes certification in adult & child CPR and AED.
The Wilderness Medicine Training Center is the only wilderness medicine provider who offers both standard and hybrid Wilderness First Responder courses using teaching and learning strategies that inform one another; the result is a choice of format and pedagogy that meets your needs.
_Standard Wilderness First Responder
Our standard Wilderness First Responder course contain lecture, skill labs, simulations, & case study review taught over nine days; no advance study is required. Standard Wilderness First Responder courses are best suited for students who learn best with an instructor present to guide and motivate them throughout the course and/or for those students who do not have the time to devote to the pre-course study.
Our 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. Our 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.
Prior to registering for a hybrid DLP Wilderness First Responder course, please visit our Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Responder course web site to see how the course is organized. Read the directions on the Home page and view the Lightning presentation to make sure the course meets your needs. Both the Home and Lightning Pages are open to the general public for this purpose; the remaining presentation pages are password protected. The web site password together with login information to our on-line testing site will be sent to you upon registration.