Wilderness Medicine Module

The Wilderness Medicine Module is built for the trained provider…*OEC, *EMR, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, Nurse, NP, PA, MD, DO, anyone who has training in medicine and wants to learn how to offer a high level of care in remote settings, with improvised equipment perhaps working alone.  Focus is on taking what the provider knows and puts them in the wild environment performing their familiar skills with new “twists” as well as looking at the role of ALS in the back-country. The wilderness produces a broad spectrum of traumatic injuries, soft tissue (cuts/scrapes, burns/blisters), musculoskeletal injuries, injuries of heat, cold, altitude, and all sorts of bites, stings, and stabs.  Learn the predictable and preventable principles that would minimize injury/illness and how to handle problems like, reduction of dislocations, improvised splinting, cleaning and dressing wounds to prevent infection, as well as learning to create drinkable water, build an improvised litter, and the “magic” hypothermia wrap.  This course prepares you to organize and perform a back-country rescue.  Learn how to go into the wild prepared and build a new standard of care that prepares you to go from deep in the wild, to the road, and to the hospital in the truck. (*EMR and *OEC Techs will earn a Wilderness First Responder certification).44 hours, usually 4 days and 1 or 2 evenings.

Jan
28
Tue
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) @ North Conway Fire/EMS
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 30 @ 10:00 pm
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) @ North Conway Fire/EMS
An EMT certification is the entry-level for licensed Emergency Medical Services provider and the first step toward a career in EMS. This course stresses a greater depth of knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of the body and how sickness and injury affect people. Most importantly the increased care and treatments available to stabilize people in emergent situations. The format of this course stresses the application of skill through scenarios, minimizing time spent in lecture. It prepares the EMT to offer a higher level of emergency care at the scene and to work as a full team member on the ambulance. This NH state-approved course is taught under the new National Education Standards for EMS. Includes simulation lab experience. Click here to register!
Mar
28
Sat
OEC to EMT Course @ New London Hospital
Mar 28 – May 3 all-day
May
16
Sat
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) @ Lakes Environmental Association Science Center
May 16 – May 23 all-day

The Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the quintessential wilderness medicine certification enabling rescuers to deliver expert care far into the wild. Also known as “Woofers”, a WFR certification will allow outdoor leaders and wilderness enthusiasts to assess, treat, and rescue the sick and injured from potentially dangerous wilderness environments. Click here to register.

May
23
Sat
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) @ University of New England - Biddeford Campus
May 23 – Jun 13 all-day
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) @ University of New England - Biddeford Campus

The Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) course is a comprehensive, evidence-based wilderness medicine course that prepares the student to manage injuries and illnesses far from help. The accelerated 3-week schedule allows students to be full-time learners, completing the 180+ hour curriculum with minimal interruption.  Classes Monday through Saturday with 9 hours of blended hands-on and classroom time. Clinical experience is gained with 911 ride-along and emergency room rotations during evenings and weekends.  Instruction is a dynamic combination of lecture, skill labs, scenarios, mock drills, team-building, and on-line study. The instructors have decades of experience in wilderness and expedition medicine. This course prepares the student for the National Registry exams and Nationally recognized certification. Click here to register for this course!

Jun
20
Sat
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) @ Lakes Environmental Association Science Center
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) @ Lakes Environmental Association Science Center

The 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course is the entry-level of emergency care for outdoor leaders and wilderness enthusiasts. During this course, you will learn how to assess a sick or injured person, determine what is wrong, initiate life-saving treatments, and make the decision whether to evacuate. A WFA certification is often required to lead groups on trips and at camps. This course is taught to meet or exceed Wilderness Medical Society standards and guidelines. Click here to register!