Wilderness EMT (WEMT)
The WEMT is designed for people who work, or plan to work, as professional medical personnel on fire departments, rescue squads, and ambulance crews, especially those working far from definitive care (e.g. on rural or wilderness rescue teams). The WEMT Module is a four day program that upgrades current street First Responders to the WFR level, and current EMTs to the Wilderness EMT level.
This course focuses on emergency care when separated from definitive care by distance, time, or circumstance. The Module covers subjects such as: Principles of Long-Term Patient Care, Wilderness Patient Assessment System, Principles of Long-Term Soft Tissue Injuries, Principles of Long-Term Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies (Hypothermia, Frostbite, Non-Freezing Cold-Related Injuries), Heat Stroke, Heat Exhaustion, Dehydration, and more.
Participants will take a written and practical wilderness exam. This course typically counts as 40 hours of continuing education for National Registry EMTs and provides certification through SOLO, a leader in wilderness medicine training in the United States.
Nathan Duclos, NREMT-I, EMS-I/C, WEMT, BA, MA
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The University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, NH.
$425 (Those registering within two weeks to the start of the class are subject to a $25 late fee). Students must bring the required gear to class.
McGregor Institute plans several aspects of its courses around the number of people registered. For this reason, we have established the following policy regarding cancellations. Those registrants who cancel 30 or more days prior to the start of class will be issued a refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Cancellations made within 30 days but at least 2 business days prior to the start of the class will be charged the lesser of $200 or the cost of the class. No refunds within two business days.
Registration will open once a class is announced.