36 Hours. This course must be taken within 3 years of receiving the WMA International WAFA certification or an equivalent from another provider. You will gain the skills and confidence to handle medical emergencies in … Developed as a collaborative effort between Wilderness Medical Associates International and Habitat for Humanity to meet the medical needs of international remote program sites. They work on overnight simulated rescues, often with search and rescue teams. The course is taught by professional instructors with significant patient care and backcountry experience. Classroom instruction is tied to the student’s own experience through the liberal use of case studies, scenarios, and hands-on assessment problems in a marine context. Aerie offers condensed courses which may be completed in 4 weeks and others which take place during evenings and weekends over the course of several months. Partial scholarships are available for WEMT courses. This course may be used as a recertification for those holding a current WFR certification or equivalent from another provider whose original WFR training was at least 64 hours in length. Aerie classes prepare students to care for patients in the most challenging environments and conditions, whether urban or backcountry. A medical school elective designed for medical students interested in learning about the management of patients in remote and low resource areas. © 2020 Wilderness Medical Associates International. Upon completion, students will earn a Wilderness First Aid certification. You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold, or hot environments! It is targeted toward advanced care medical practitioners. This course is approved for 9 college credits through the University of Utah and 6 college credits through Western Colorado University. Like all WMA International training, it represents the best application of the available science balanced by considerable clinical experience and the reality of providing medical care in difficult and dangerous places. Our goal is to help our students actively investigate and articulate these best practices via a curriculum that is engaging, practical, and hands-on. Wilderness Medicine differs significantly from standard first aid courses and other training that are oriented toward urban environments. It is designed for voyaging sailors as well as professional mariners. Understand the challenges and limitations of working in a remote/resource challenged, patient care setting. This is a full DOT Emergency Medical Technician program followed by a WEMS Upgrade course. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The Battlefield Medical Response (BMR) course, designed specifically for journalists and media professionals, is ideal first aid training adapted to hostile and war zone environments where equipment and personnel are limited. Please check with the course host and your state EMS office to determine if the course will meet your state’s requirements. These intensive courses are taught over 2 to 3 days, and they may be used to fulfill the requirements for taking an urban refresher course as established by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT). Providing Wilderness EMT, Outdoor First Aid, and Wilderness Medical Training. Explain principles of preventive care for patients and team members when faced by environmental challenges. **If you are using this course to recertify a WMA WEMS if is your responsibility to let the sponsor know when registering, and to inform the instructor on the first day of class.**. Medical facility assessment and many of the scenarios will present with choices as to where to evacuate. Particular emphasis is given to assessing patients, formulating problem lists, and carrying out student-planned treatments (including evacuations) in relatively low-tech environments. This elective offers medical students an opportunity to expand their practical and academic knowledge through an educational experience that stresses problem-based learning and education among their peers. Current WMA International Wilderness EMS certificate holders may also use this course to recertify the wilderness portion of their certification. Students must pass the national EMT exam to receive the Aerie W-EMT certificate.