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, or you can join us for a public class! Check our schedule!

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Epinephrine Training

On January 1, 2016 the EMS Authority began reviewing and approving training programs to provide training and certification for the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors to the general public and off-duty EMS personnel. Certification from an approved training program will allow a layperson or off-duty EMS personnel to obtain a prescription for and administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person experiencing anaphylaxis, with civil liability protection, when acting in good faith and not for compensation. For more information please refer to the regulations. Ready SF (www.readysf.com) is currently the only CAL EMS-A approved training program in Northern California. We will be hosting classes starting in June, and will also be available to come to your location to provide training. We are discounting the training for the summer ($45/person).

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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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Apr 01 - Apr 02WFASausalitoView MapView PDF$225AvailableRegister
Jun 03 - Jun 04WFASausalitoView 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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Mar 17 - Mar 26WFRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$775AvailableRegister
May 01 - May 10WFRGirdwoodView MapView PDF$775AvailableRegister
May 19 - May 28WFRSausalitoView MapView PDF$775AvailableRegister
Jun 05 - Jun 13WFRSausalitoView MapView PDF$775AvailableRegister
Aug 07 - Aug 16WFRSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$775AvailableRegister

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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Mar 11 - Mar 12WFRRSausalitoView MapView PDF$305AvailableRegister
May 06 - May 07WFRRSausalitoView MapView PDF$305AvailableRegister
May 20 - May 21WFRRSausalitoView MapView PDF$305AvailableRegister
May 27 - May 28WFRRSausalitoView MapView PDF$305AvailableRegister
Jun 10 - Jun 11WFRRSausalitoView MapView PDF$305AvailableRegister

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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Apr 10 - Apr 14WUMPSan FranciscoView MapView PDF$725AvailableRegister
Aug 21 - Aug 25WUMPSausalitoView MapView PDF$725AvailableRegister