In 2007 we piloted our first hybrid Distance Learning Project (DLP) course; in 2008 we opened them to the general public. Overall they were—and are—hugely successful. Our hybrid course curriculum is continually evaluated and our delivery systems updated annually. Each of our medical courses has a hybrid option and each hybrid course has it's own dedicated website that may be accessed via a personal computer, tablet, or phone. Students use the presentations on the course website, our handbook, and patient SOAP notes to prepare and pass online tests prior to attending a practical session. There are no formal lectures during the practical session. Instead, the practical session focuses on practical application of the pre-course information: skills labs (splinting, wound cleaning, reducing dislocations, assessing and managing potentially spine-injuried patients, etc.), simulations, and case study reviews to prepare you to respond effectively to real-life injuries and illnesses. The time you spend away from home or work is significantly less than that required by our standard courses. Serious students can actually learn MORE via hybrid course because their study they can process the information according to their learning style and in their own time.
If you LIKE studying by yourself, are intrinsically interested in wilderness medicine, have good study habits and discipline, have a computer or tablet with a fast processor and high speed internet access, and would like to spend as little time away from home or work as possible, you'll like our hybrid DLP wilderness medicine courses. (Smart phones do work, but the screens are so very small....)
Please visit one of our hybrid DLP course Home Pages to see how they are organized. Thoroughly 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 topic pages are password protected. The website password together with login information to our on-line testing site and a link to the course study guide are sent to students upon registration.
Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Aid website
Hybrid DLP Wilderness Advanced First Aid website
Hybrid DLP Wilderness First Responder website
Hybrid DLP Wilderness EMT website
Hybrid DLP Recertification website
If you are seeking to recertify your current WAFA, WFR, or WEMT certification our hybrid Recertification course is extremely attractive. As a graduate of an approved WAFA, WFR, or WEMT course, you already have a grasp of the didactic information and there is little need for you to sit through a lecture on material you could easily review on your own. Our hybrid DLP WFR & WEMT Recertification course allows you to spend only the you need to brush up on your anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology by using the Recertification web site, case studies, and the on-line test to focus your study. You maximize the your time away from home practicing skills and participating in as many simulations and case study reviews as possible to get the rust off. That's EXACTLY what our DLP Review & Recertification course does.
If your WFR or WEMT certification has expired or you are looking for a more in-depth practice than a Recertification course can provide, our hybrid WFR or WEMT course will meet your needs without wasting any of your precious time. Similar to students seeking normal recertification, you already have a grasp of the didactic material and have little need to sit through basic lectures. You need to brush up on your skills, renew your certification, deepen you knowledge of wilderness medicine, and maximize your time spent away from home or work. That's EXACTLY what our hybrid DLP WFR and WEMT courses do.
If you are a current EMT or medical professional seeking knowledge and certification in wilderness medicine you already have a working knowledge of normal anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology you'll love our hybrid WEMT module. While the practice of medicine in a wilderness setting is MUCH different than it urban counterpart, your background and experience will permit you to rapidly move through the home study portion of the course and, as mentioned above, maximize your time spent away from home or work.
If you have difficulty deciding if one of our hybrid DLP courses is right for you, please contact our office.
Looking for a reliable field reference? Consider consider purchasing one of our print or digital handbooks; our digital handbook apps are available in English, Spanish, and Japanese. Updates are free for life. A digital SOAP note app is also available.