Wilderness Medicine

Desert Mountain Medicine, est. 1998

Wilderness First Responder (WFR): The WFR course is the standard level of medical training for professional outdoor recreation industry field staff that work multi-day, overnight trips in remote environments, military, technical rescue personnel, and those working in disaster relief. Our comprehensive, contextual and practical curriculum has gained popularity among outdoor  enthusiasts, endurance athletes, and adventure travelers who push their boundaries in remote areas with limited resources, unreliable communication, and the potential for delayed or self rescue. 

Course participants will develop strong patient assessment skills, adopt treatment tools, to stabilize life-threatening conditions, and learn how to provide extended patient care in austere environments. Most importantly, this training will prepare individuals to prevent many environmental illness and proactively manage pre-existing conditions in the field. Individuals will also develop the confidence to professionally call in a rescue in the event of a backcountry emergency and manage the evacuation of a medical or trauma patient.


Wilderness First Aid (WFA): This course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, raft guide, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and  basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illness, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency. 


Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WRC): This course re-certifies and refreshes a current WFR or WAFA with new updates in Wilderness medicine assessments and treatments based on best practices and new research, as well as updated industry standard protocols. This course prioritizes the review of foundational skills, new skills and field guidelines through hands-on scenarios and simulations. 

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is designed for the outdoor enthusiast, trip leader, or land agency field staff who want more than what an urban first aid course provides. The WFA is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment of environmental illnesses, recognizing and stabilizing life threats caused by trauma, and calling for a rescue in the event of a wilderness emergency.

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Prerequisites

  • Non-Arizona Students must be 18 years of age at time of enrollment.
  • 16 and 17 years olds can participate wit the enrollment of a parent or legal guardian.  

Instructor(s)

Andrew Huff

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This WFR course will be a 5-Day Hybrid format. The pre-course work will require completion of a 30 self-paced, online instruction component.

The 5-Day in-person component will take place over five consecutive days starting on Monday  May 16th and ending on Friday May 20th.

Course location is inside outdoor Rec. Class begins promptly at 8:00am and ends round 6:00pm. 

Students: $695  Members:$711 

Non-Members:$740

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Prerequisites

  • Non-Arizona Students must be 18 years of age at time of enrollment. 
  • 16 and 17 year olds can participate with the enrollment of a parent or legal guardian.

Instructor(s)

Andrew Huff

Where & When

Outdoor Rec
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Enrollment

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Min: 18

Max: 24

Fees

Member Non-Member Student
$711 $740 $695

Wilderness Medicine Refund Policy:

  • Deadline for a full refund less $35 administrative fee is one month from the start of the in-person part of the course.
  • No refunds within 1-month from the start of the in-person part of the course.
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Important Information Regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic

Registration for the Hybrid WFR course includes both the online and practical section. In the event that an individual is unable to meet in-person, or a practical section is canceled, course participants have the flexibility to transfer to another 5-day practical section as long as it is within 1-year of completing the online component.