The SOLO Wilderness EMT Module was created to meet the demands of those with standard EMT training who want to expand their training into emergency medicine outside the “golden hour.” It is designed for those emergency medical professionals who:
- Work in rural environment
- May be called upon to assist in backcountry emergencies
- May participate in disaster emergencies
- Or for anyone who needs advanced training or dealing with extended-care medical emergencies
The course focuses on teaching the guidelines needed to treat injuries and other medical emergencies when hospital care is hours away instead of minutes. For instance, rather than slinging and swathing a broken limb or dislocated joint in place, you will learn techniques for realigning, applying traction, or reducing these injuries in the filed and then providing long-term care. The treatment of trauma, illness, and environmental injuries will be covered in great detail. This training provides Continuing Education meeting National Registry requirements.
The wilderness First Responder program is the most widely accepted standard in wilderness medical care for professional outdoor leaders including mountain and river guides, wilderness trip leaders, camp and outing club leaders, rangers – anyone who is responsible for the safety and care of a group of people in the backcountry. It takes an in-depth look at the underlying physiology of common and uncommon emergencies that you might encounter in the backcountry. It goes well beyond the WFA by taking a more detailed look at the mechanisms of injuries and illness – trauma, environmental issues like hypothermia, heat illness, high altitude disorders – and explores the treatment of other, less common, life-threatening problems like head and chest trauma and acute abdominal illnesses and injuries as well as bloodborne pathogens and infectious disease. Long-term care, decision-making, organizing the rescue team, and improvised rescue are covered in-depth. WFR refresher courses are also available.