Wilderness EMT (WEMT)

  • Starts Jan 25, 2023
  • 2,000 US dollars
  • Yurt - Palmer, AK

Available spots


Service Description

The WEMT is 180+ hours long and combines the standard Department of Transportation Emergency (DOT) Medical Technician & State of Alaska EMT-1 curriculum with wilderness-specific medical training that focuses on long-term care (our WFR curriculum). This is a unique training course that combines the knowledge and skill for pre-hospital setting response, with the wilderness medical skills to assess and respond to emergencies when definitive care is not readily available. The WEMT course provides basic life support training for the pre-hospital setting including skills such as splinting, hemorrhage control, airway management, oxygen therapy, BLS CPR, medication administration, triage, rescue team management, patient transport, helicopter patient packing and safety, and so much more. The WEMT course is delivered in a hybrid format (flipped classroom). Some of the learning is done at home via weekly assignments and textbook reading so that classroom time is spent on practical skills and simulations. A scheduled ambulance ride-a-long shift (usually 8-12 hours) will also be required. Required Textbook: Emergency Care, 14th Edition/Limmer, O'Keefe - available on Amazon. Workbook: Emergency Care, 14th Edition/Limmer, O'Keefe - available on amazon. Please purchase your books before the first week of class. This course begins Wednesday 1/25/2023 with classes occurring every Wednesday and Thursday evening 5-9p through 4/20/2023. After successful completion of all program requirements, students will be able to test for State of Alaska or National Registry EMT exams AND SOLO's WEMT Exam. This course is being held at our Yurt located just 15-20 minutes outside of Palmer. Course details will be sent out about 2 weeks prior to course start date with exact location of the training.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy for each course listed below: Wilderness First Responder (WFR): Payment is due at the time of registration.  If you must cancel, please allow 1-week notice.  Course fees will be refunded minus 10% admin fee.  There are no refunds issued if you cancel less than 1-week prior to the course. Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT): A 1000.00 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance is due 14 days prior to course start date. If you must cancel, please do so 14 days prior to course start date to receive your full deposit minus a 10% admin fee.  There will be no refunds issued if you cancel less than 14 days prior to course start date. All other courses unless otherwise specified: Payment is due at the time of registration.  If you must cancel, please allow 72-hour notice.  Course fees will be refunded minus 10% admin fee.  There are no refunds issued if you cancel less than 72 hours prior to the course. Please note that we have a minimum number required to host our courses.  If that number is not met the course may be postponed until a later date.  In the event this occurs, a refund will be issued or you can register for another course should you choose to do so.


Contact Details

+ (907) 982-6945

dorothy@akwildmed.com

Palmer, Alaska, USA