Wilderness Medical Institute (WMI) Wilderness Certifications
|Saturday–Sunday, April 5-6, 2014|
WMI Wilderness First Aid Course
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Music Building, Chorus Room
Fast paced and hands-on, this two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel in the outdoors. 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 course, you'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected. WMI's curriculum is unique and includes many advanced topics that other programs leave out including dislocation reduction and epinephrine administration. In just two days, you'll 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. If you hold a current Wilderness First Responder certification from WMI, SOLO, or WMA, you will receive a WMI WFR certification upon successful completion of your WFA. Please bring a copy of your current certification if other than WMI. If you hold a current WFR certification from any other wilderness medicine organization, you will receive a letter of course completion in lieu of a WMI WFR certification. This letter of completion may allow you to recertify with your original certifying organization. You must contact that organization prior to your WMI course to ensure that our course will meet their requirements for recertification.Mike Shaw has been working in the field of experiential education as an expeditionary guide and instructor on extended mountaineering, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving, backpacking, and dog sledding trips since 1994. Mike is currently a senior field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School, instructing courses for the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS, and is a faculty member in the experiential education department at Albuquerque Academy.Click here to register for the WMI Wilderness First Aid Course
Friday-Sunday, November 7-9, 2014
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Course
Please check this page again — information on signing up for this course will be posted when available.
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 and practice evacuation and decision making guidelines. Our dynamic, experienced instructors will refresh you on the current techniques, protocols, and controversies in the wilderness medicine field. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions based on your real life experiences and practice scenarios and case studies that will challenge you. The WFR Recertification course also includes adult/child CPR and Foreign Body Airway Obstruction. This course is the most popular recertification program in Wilderness Medicine and is ideal for current Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness EMTs. The WFR Recertification course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT CEU's by CECBEMS.
Information and resources on how to best prepare for your course can be found on the NOLS web site