Professional Level Wilderness Medicine

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Wilderness Medical Courses Certified by WMAI

Wilderness Medical Associates International is an organization devoted to the development of remote and practical medicine. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in remote settings and hostile environments. Our cutting edge curriculum is overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and has been taught on all seven continents. Our certifications are valuable to those working in the outdoor industry, as rescue team members as well as families and weekend adventurers. For EMT’s, Paramedics, RN’s, and MD’s our classes provide CME hours for continuing education or re-certification. Wilderness Medic is the provider for WMAI classes for the Four Corners region of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

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Colorado, Utah and beyond

Wilderness Medic’s Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Responder Open Recertification and Advanced Level Wilderness Medicine courses are held throughout the rugged and remote terrain of the Southwest, including Durango Colo., Telluride Colo., and Moab, Utah. Classes are taught by experienced medical professionals who actively work in the field of wilderness medicine. Our expert, hands-on instruction is practical, relatable and comprehensive for beginners and medical professionals alike. Camping is usually available on-site or nearby and all our locations offer extensive opportunities for adventure after class.

What About COVID?

Safety and following local health guidance is our top priority. If you need to cancel due to COVID symptoms we will refund your tuition. We also recommend travel insurance so all of your investment is protected.

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Medical Professionals

EMT’s, nurses, paramedics, PA’s, MD’s, etc.

The Wilderness EMS upgrade prepares you to deliver care to patients in the field with a focus on hands-on skills. Wilderness Advanced Life Support focuses on advanced skills, and management of teams working in remote environments. With our certification programs, you can earn credit toward your EMT or paramedic recertification or advance your nursing or medical license. Our training is perfect for nurses, doctors, physician assistants and others looking to work in remote environments or become members of rescue agencies.

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Outdoor Industry

Employed in the Outdoor Industry?  Want to join a rescue team?

Many employers in the outdoors industry require having a Wilderness First Responder certificate, and no WFR certification is more accepted worldwide. Our instructors have extensive experience working in the medical and outdoors industries. They have firsthand insight into wilderness emergency situations and knowledge to walk you through anything that may arise.

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Outdoor Adventurers

Do you play in the outdoors with family, or friends?

Whether you are preparing for an extended international trip or just a day of skiing or biking in the backcountry, be confident that you’re prepared for the adventure. You’ll learn what gear to take to be prepared for the trip, how to take care of minor injuries and illnesses, and what to do and who to call should you have a true emergency. Our classes make for a great family experience, we keep it fun, and there’s always time after class for a hike or a bike ride.