Wilderness Medicine Course Schedule


Contact us for private or group classes. We offer a 2 year certification. We can come to your school or organization.

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Wilderness First Aid Clif Bar and Mountain Hardwear Staff

This 16 hour WFA course is open to Clif Bar and Mountain Hardwear employees only.

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May 28 - May 29WFA Clif/Mtn HardwearEmeryvilleView MapView PDF$200.00AvailableRegister

Wilderness First Aid

Fast paced and hands-on, this two day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors. This course is pre-approved by such organizations as: the American Camping Association, the United States Forest Service, and other governmental agencies. It may also be used for wilderness medicine recertification by those with previous training from WMI of NOLS.

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Jun 06 - Jun 07WFASan FranciscoView MapView PDF$225AvailableRegister

Wilderness First Responder

This is a nationally recognized program that trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists. This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. The WMI Adult & Child CPR is included in this course. The Wilderness First Responder course is pre-approved for 70 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

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May 01 - May 09WFRGirdwoodView MapView PDF$770AvailableRegister
May 18 - May 27WFRSausalitoView MapView PDF$770AvailableRegister
Jun 01 - Jun 10WFRSausalitoView MapView PDF$770AvailableRegister
Aug 10 - Aug 19WFRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$770AvailableRegister

Wilderness First Responder Recertification

Are your wilderness medicine protocols on the tip of your tongue or in the bottom of your pack? This three day scenario-based course is designed as review and practice of evacuation and decision making guidelines. It also provides wilderness medicine practitioners with current updates in the wilderness medicine field. This course may be used to recertify Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications. You must possess a valid WFR certification of at least 70 hours in order to recertify through this course. It is your responsibility to make sure that your certification meets this standard. If you are unsure, please contact WMI before enrolling in a course. Upon successful course completion you will earn a wilderness medicine certification from WMI of NOLS. This course may also be used to recertify WAFA certifications. There will be a written examination at the beginning of this course. Click here for information and resources on how to best prepare for your course. The WFR Recertification Course is pre-approved for 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

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May 01 - May 03WFRRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$299FULL
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May 29 - May 31WFRRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$299AvailableRegister
May 29 - May 31WFRRSausalitoView MapView PDF$299AvailableRegister
Jun 12 - Jun 14WFRRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$299AvailableRegister
Aug 21 - Aug 23WFRRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$299AvailableRegister

Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

Building on your background in urban emergency care you will learn how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environmental conditions, and make difficult medical decisions in remote locations. This intense, hands-on curriculum utilizes daily role plays, case studies and practical scenarios. Expect to spend plenty of time applying your knowledge. This five-day course is ideal for EMT's, nurses, physicians, certified athletic trainers and other medical professionals. The course will upgrade EMTs to WEMT and all others to Wilderness First Responders in accordance with the current standards in wilderness /rural pre-hospital medicine. The WUMP is pre-approved for 48 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours (CEH) by the State of Colorado and the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). Through joint sponsorship with the Wilderness Medical Society physicians may earn 36 hours of category 1 CME's for participation in the Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course. There is an additional fee of $100 for physicians requesting CME's. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum 36 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS is a non-profit educational organization that is not, in any of its activities, sponsored by any proprietary entity.

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Aug 24 - Aug 28WUMPSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$699AvailableRegister