Wilderness EMT Upgrade

This 5 day course is designed for EMS personnel who wish to enhance their training for service in search and rescue, disaster response, law enforcement, remote site work and wilderness expeditions. The WEMT curriculum builds on your EMS training and experience to emphasize medical judgment, risk benefit analysis, and the leadership role in managing medical emergencies in the remote field setting. The course is ideal for an intact group with a common mission.

Please be advised that this training includes some material that is beyond the typical EMT-Basic scope of practice.  You may need extended authorization from your medical director. The minimum age for participation is 18 years old at the time of course start. Medical certification is a prerequisite; EMT, RN, PA, MD, DO. Upon successful completion of the course, EMT’s will receive the WEMT certification.  Other practitioners will receive a course completion certificate. All wilderness medicine texts and teaching materials are included in the course tuition. The minimum instructor credential is EMT-I. This course earns 45 CME hours through CECBEMS.

Cost varies by location, elective content, and time of year. Please see the WMA website page for WEMT.

WEMT: Wilderness EMT Upgrade 18 - 22 September 2017 in Telluride, CO

This course is based at Fire Station 1, 131 West Columbia Street, Telluride, Colorado. Training will run from 0830 to approximately 1730 daily plus one night rescue simulation. Your should be prepared for field exercises in all weather and on rough terrain. Telluride in October is generally cool during the day and cold at night. Rain and snow are possible.  Travel to field training sites near town will be required. Car pooling is usually easy.
Instructors: Brad Sablosky, WEMT-P and Jeffrey Isaac, PA-C

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Price: $725.00

To those in the field...

Medical Officer, Ltd. is based in the heart of the Colorado Rockies and is an Instructor Sponsor of Wilderness Medical Associates courses in Crested Butte, Denver, Durango, Moab and beyond. We are also retailers for Conterra products and our own custom medical kits.