July 10-14, 2023
The WLS:MP certification is intended for any licensed/certified medical professional, or medical professional in training, who has an interest in wilderness medicine. This course balances didactic learning with realistic, hands-on scenarios that emphasize technical skill. Upon completion of the course, certification will be granted by AdventureMed.
A pre-requisite for this course is a professional healthcare certification, such as EMT, Paramedic, RN, APRN, PA, MD/DO, or status as a student in such a field. This is not a WFA/WFR course.
Our instructors are physicians, paramedics, nurses, and EMTs who are active members of wilderness rescue teams and nationally-known subject matter experts.
Topics covered include:
- Rescue Medicine
- Airway management
- Prolonged Field Care
- Animal, Insect, Arthropod, & Marine envenomations
- Avalanche Response
- Dive Medicine
- HEENT problems
- High Altitude Problems
- Hyperthermia, Hypothermia & Frostbite treatment
- Wilderness Infectious Disease
- Lightning Injuries
- Medical kits & Specialized Equipment
- Medical Problems
- Patient Movement in the Wilderness
- Patient Assessment
- Patient Packaging, Evacuation, and Rope Rescue
- Submersion Injuries
- Water Disinfection & Purification
- Wound & Musculoskeletal Injuries Management
Registration price is $550. Registration closes after 20 confirmed seats.
Price covers 40+ hours of instruction, certification/CME fees, course textbook, and lodging, either in semi-private bunk house accommodations (3-4 twin mattress bunk beds per room, separated in male & female wings containing several rooms, with male/female bathrooms and individual showers) or camp sites. Price does NOT include food. The venue features a well-equipped commercial kitchen, with generous refrigerated storage for personal food/drink items.
To register as an individual, visit our Google Forms-based registration page at https://forms.gle/hbrkUtUxUVWnKpD19. For group reservations, contact course coordinator David Fifer at email@example.com. Upon registration, students will receive a comprehensive course information packet, including course schedule.
WLS:MP is approved for 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 and FAWM Credits through the Wilderness Medical Society. The WLS:MP program is also approved by ACEP, AAFP and AAPA, and can be used for EMS and Nursing CEUs hour-for-hour, subject to approval by state governing bodies.