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Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI) Wilderness Certifications

Friday-Sunday, November 7-9, 2014
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course
7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
, West Campus
Jeremy Johnson
Tuition: $285
Click here to register for the Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course.

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? Join the leader in wilderness medicine for a three-day scenario-based course to review evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on current techniques, protocols and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You will have opportunities to ask questions and to participate in challenging practice scenarios and case studies. The Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WFR Recertification) course includes WMI Adult and Child CPR and Airway Management certification. This course is the most popular recertification program in wilderness medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs

Information and resources on how to best prepare for your course can be found on the NOLS web site.

Jeremy Johnson has been working in the field of experiential education as outdoor educator and instructor since 1994, leading backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, climbing, caving, rock climbing, rafting, and biking trips. Jeremy has been a search and rescue team leader, a member of Bartlett-Jackson Ambulance Service, and a program director for the Appalachian Mountain Club's outdoor education programs. Jeremy is currently an instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS and is in his eighth year as a faculty member in the Experiential Education Department at Albuquerque Academy.


Saturday–Sunday, March 14-15, 2015
WMI Wilderness First Aid Course
7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
, West Campus
Michael Shaw
Tuition: $220
Click here to register for the WMI Wildnerness First Aid Course

Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In this fast-paced and hands-on course, you will learn how to prepare for the unexpected. The NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute's (WMI) curriculum includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out, such as, dislocation reduction and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you will have the knowledge, skills, and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts, and individuals in remote locations. WMI's course is pre-approved by such organizations as the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. This course does not include CPR.

Michael A. Shaw has been involved with outdoor education since 1993. This time has included over 300 weeks working in the field on trips of up to 35 days in the U.S. and Canada. These trips have included activities such as backpacking, caving, rock climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, dog sledding, whitewater kayaking, snowshoeing, telemark skiing, fly-fishing, and cross country skiing. In addition to expeditionary work, Michael taught Outdoor Education classes at Northland College, worked with at risk and adjudicated youth, and taught skiing to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Michael obtained his B.S. in Outdoor Education from Northland College (1996). Other course work has included a NOLS Semester in the South West (1994), NOLS Instructors Course (1997), and a WMI Instructor's Training Course (2006). He remains an active senior field instructor for NOLS, and an active Lead Instructor for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. In the fall of 2003 Michael joined the faculty of Albuquerque Academy in the Experiential Education Department. He is a wilderness first responder and is also current in CPR.


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