Professional Level Wilderness Medicine

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Certified Wilderness Medical Courses

With courses certified by Wilderness Medical Associates International, a world-recognized leader in wilderness medicine and risk management, our curriculum is continuously updated and our certifications are widely accepted throughout the United States and the world. Our certifications are valuable to those working in the outdoor industry or as rescue team members as well as families and weekend adventurers. For EMT’s, Paramedics, RN’s, and MD’s our classes provide hours for continuing education or re-certification.

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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. We also partner with the AMGA-certified climbing and ski guides from Durango-based Kling Mountain Guides. 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.

Leading the way in professional-level instruction

Whether you work or play in the outdoors, you know how important it is to be prepared. Our wilderness medical classes prepare you to know what to do when the unexpected happens. Our instructors all work as professional rescuers, you’ll get firsthand knowledge from people with real world experience.

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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.