Wilderness Medicine Courses

Medical skills for individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness settings

The North Cascades Environmental Learning Center holds a variety of wilderness first aid courses each year. From 2-day recertification classes to 26-day Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), these classes provide hands-on training and practical experience to prepare for the unexpected challenges of traveling in the wilderness.

Registration includes all course materials and instruction. For most courses lodging and meals is included in the registration fee. Those courses with a "commuter" option for registration, allow you to opt out of lodging and meals.

The majority of the first aid courses held at the Environmental Learning Center are scheduled in the winter months, between December and March.

Note: Some courses are offered in the "hybrid" format have online coursework to be completed before the class, allowing for shortened in-person class work.

Upcoming Remote Medical Courses

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    Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT)

    The Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT) curriculum educates students on high-level medical skills and topics that include advanced wound closure (suturing and stapling), foley catheterization, antibiotic therapy, IV administration, sick call and primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and childbirth. Students receive the EMT certification through the National Registry of EMT’s, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC) Certification.

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    Instructor: Remote Medical Training
    January 11 - February 5, 2021

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    Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) 

    The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) course provides medical skills to individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness setting. The course combines 20-30 hours of online coursework with five days of on-site training.

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    Instructor: Remote Medical Training
    February 8 - 12, 2021

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    Hybrid Remote Medicine Upgrade and Recertification (H-RMUR)

    The Hybrid Remote Medicine Upgrade and Recertification (H-RMUR) course fulfills all of the educational requirements to recertify an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT), or Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC) or to upgrade an EMT to include REMT and MCPIC certifications.

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    Instructor: 
    Remote Medical Training
    February 15 - 19, 2021

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    Remote Medicine for Advanced Providers (RMAP)

    The Remote Medicine for the Advanced Provider™ (RMAP) course trains Advanced Life Support (ALS) providers such as nurses, paramedics, physicians, and physician assistants on sophisticated, life-saving techniques developed for use in challenging and remote environments.

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    Instructor: 
    Remote Medical Training
    February 22 - 26, 2021