Wilderness Medicine Courses

Every year, the North Cascades Institute hosts a variety of intensive First Aid skill-building courses for individuals working and playing in wilderness and remote settings. Instruction is offered by respected provider Remote Medical Training at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. 

Students receive comprehensive scenario-based training and practical experience in an ideal remote setting, while enjoying private lodging, organic meals, and access to nearby winter recreation. 

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    Remote Medicine for Advanced Providers (RMAP)

    In-person course for Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers such as nurses, paramedics, physicians, and physician assistants building skills in life-saving techniques developed for challenging and remote settings. Includes 6 days on-site instruction, lodging and meals (starting with breakfast on Feb. 6; no meals are provided on Feb. 5.)

    On-site: Feb 6-11, 2023
    Check-in: Feb 5, 2023


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    Remote Medicine Upgrade and Recertification (RMUR)

    High-level medical skill-building course fulfills all of the educational requirements to recertify an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and upgrade to Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT). Includes 5 days on-site training, lodging, and meals (starting with breakfast on Feb. 13; no meals are provided on Feb. 12.)

    On-site: Feb 13-17, 2023
    Check-in: Feb 12, 2023


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    Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) 

    Intensive course providing anyone working or playing in wilderness settings with the skills and confidence needed to administer emergency first aid care  when evacuation is hours or days away. Includes 20-30 hours of online coursework and 5 days of on-site training, lodging and meals (starting with breakfast on Feb. 20; no meals are provided on Feb. 19.)

    Online: Jan 23, 2023
    On-site: Feb 20-24, 2023
    Check-in: Feb 19, 2023