Wilderness Medicine

We are proud to announce the University of Arizona has partnered with Desert Mountain Medicine for all of our future Wilderness Medicine offerings. 

Wilderness First Responder (WFR): Hybrid format consisting of a 30 hour self-paced, online instructional component, followed by a 50-hour in-person, practical component which takes place over five consecutive days. The WFR course is the industry standard for those professionals working in outdoor recreation or other remote settings.

Wilderness First Responder Recertification (WRC):  Hybrid format consisting of 8 hours of self-paced, online instruction followed by two consecutive days in the classroom. This course recertifies a current WFR or WAFA with new updates in wilderness medicine assessments and treatments based on the best practices and new research, as well as updated industry protocols. 

Overview of Course Content: 

  • Wilderness Medicine Guidelines.                                •Psychological First Aid    
  • Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability.                       •Professional Incident Documentation.
  • Wilderness Risk Management.                                    •Incident Management.
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis.                                              •Complex Traumatic Injuries.
  • Genitourinary Issues.                                                   •Dislocations.
  • Mental Health Illness.                                                  •Spine Injury Management
  • Complex Environmental Medicine.                             •Vacuum Spine Board.    
  • Avalanche Burial Resucitation.                                    •Complex Backcountry Medical Problems.
  • Patient Assessment.                                                     •Basic Life Support.
  • Backcountry Medication Management.                      •Airway Management & Adjuncts.
  • Leadership & Critical Thinking During An Incident.   •Professionally Calling a Rescue.                        

 

Hours: 24    Length: Self-paced online component + 2 days     Certifications: WFR, WAT, CPR

CEU: A total of 17 continuing education credits (CEU) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competecny Program (NCCP) for the NREMT - EMT recertification.

Register

Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: physical

Prerequisites

Must have a current WFR, WFR Refresher or AWFA/WAFA certification.

This course is best for self-motivated students individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop and high-speed internet. 

Where & When

January 30, 2021 - January 31, 2021
Sundays, Saturdays
8:00am - 6:00pm

Enrollment

Oct 28, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Min: 12

Max: 12

Fees

Student375
Member385
Non-Member395

Overview of Course Content: 

  • Urban vs Wilderness Medicine.                                   •Basic vs Expedition First Aid Kits
  • Wilderness Medicine Guidelines.                                •Improvised Litters.
  • Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability.                       •Professional Incident Documentation.
  • Wilderness Risk Management.                                    •Micromedics.
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis.                                              •Complex Traumatic Injuries.
  • Genitourinary Issues.                                                   •Dislocations.
  • Mental Health Illness.                                                  •Spine Injury Management
  • Complex Environmental Medicine.                             •Vacuum Spine Board.    
  • Avalanche Burial Resucitation.                                    •Complex Backcountry Medical Problems.
  • Patient Assessment.                                                     •Basic Life Support.
  • Backcountry Medication Management.                      •Airway Management & Adjuncts.
  • Incident Management.                                                 •Backcountry Communication Devices.
  • Leadership & Critical Thinking During An Incident.   •Professionally Calling a Rescue.
  • Complex Night Scenario Simulation.                           •Psychological First Aid    

 

Hours: 80    Length: Self-paced online component + 5 days     Certifications: WFR, WAT, CPR

CEU: A total of 17 continuing education credits (CEU) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competecny Program (NCCP) for the NREMT - EMT recertification.

Register

Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: physical

Prerequisites

No prior experience required however this course is best for self-motivated students individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop and high-speed internet. 

Where & When

March 6, 2021 - March 10, 2021
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
8:00am - 6:00pm

Enrollment

Oct 23, 2020 - Feb 6, 2021

Min: 12

Max: 12

Fees

Student775
Member785
Non-Member795

Overview of Course Content: 

  • Urban vs Wilderness Medicine.                                   •Basic vs Expedition First Aid Kits
  • Wilderness Medicine Guidelines.                                •Improvised Litters.
  • Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability.                       •Professional Incident Documentation.
  • Wilderness Risk Management.                                    •Micromedics.
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis.                                              •Complex Traumatic Injuries.
  • Genitourinary Issues.                                                   •Dislocations.
  • Mental Health Illness.                                                  •Spine Injury Management
  • Complex Environmental Medicine.                             •Vacuum Spine Board.    
  • Avalanche Burial Resucitation.                                    •Complex Backcountry Medical Problems.
  • Patient Assessment.                                                     •Basic Life Support.
  • Backcountry Medication Management.                      •Airway Management & Adjuncts.
  • Incident Management.                                                 •Backcountry Communication Devices.
  • Leadership & Critical Thinking During An Incident.   •Professionally Calling a Rescue.
  • Complex Night Scenario Simulation.                           •Psychological First Aid    

Hours: 80    Length: Self-paced online component + 5 days     Certifications: WFR, WAT, CPR

CEU: A total of 17 continuing education credits (CEU) can be applied towards the National Component of the 2016 National Continued Competecny Program (NCCP) for the NREMT - EMT recertification.

Register

Wellness dimension: intellectual
Wellness dimension: occupational
Wellness dimension: physical

Prerequisites

No prior experience required however this course is best for self-motivated students individuals with good time management skills that have access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop and high-speed internet. 

Where & When

May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
8:00am - 6:00pm

Enrollment

Oct 27, 2020 - Apr 19, 2021

Min: 12

Max: 12

Fees

Student775
Member785
Non-Member795

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.

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.