This is the most experience in the shortest time that one can get to prepare personnel for accidents in the backcountry. This 16-hour program is designed to help you deal with patients for days, not hours. American Red Cross ratings are included under your LTR Wilderness Medicine certification.
The 2-day “Wilderness Medicine” program is designed for researchers, biologist, geophysical operations, field guides and SAR teams. Emphasis is placed on medical training for remote operations and prolonged emergency scenarios. These scenarios include natural disasters, travel accidents, remote work situations and expedition activities.
This dynamic program is a compressed curriculum covering all areas of wilderness injuries and provides extensive student practical experience. Students are placed in “micro-scenarios” to simulate real conditions like gunshot wounds, helicopter crashes, snowmachine impacts and climbing falls. Enrollees in the program require no previous medical training.
In addition to the LTR Wilderness certificate, students will receive American Red Cross certificates including Adult CPR with AED Essentials, Basic First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Wilderness First Aid. 16 hours of State of Alaska, CME Credits.