WMA Wilderness Medicine Courses
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This program is designed for the person who frequently travels in the backcountry with friends or in small groups and who is seeking a basic level of competency in first aid. It is a short introduction to the broad concept of rendering care in a remote setting. You can expect the course to be fairly intensive and to cover the most important aspects of wilderness medicine such as leadership; patient assessment; basic care; body systems; environmental injuries and conditions; anaphylaxis; lifting, moving and extrication; patient carries; backcountry medicine; and CPR.
The course will be very experiential with lots of opportunity to practice in real-life simulations.
Option 1 (Standard Course) represents what Wilderness Medical Associates believes to be a solid standard curriculum. It includes specific training and certification in adult CPR and anaphylaxis management. There is no flexibility in topics covered in this course.
Option 2 (Custom Course) is for those sponsors who desire flexibility in the curriculum. This option includes eight hours of core curriculum and eight hours of elective topics that can be tailored to the audience. CPR and anaphylaxis are not included in this second option.
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A History of
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School is the preeminent leader in climbing instruction and guiding in Acadia and across Maine. We specialize in designing customized experiences or training for you, your family or your group.
Directed by internationally recognized IFMGA guide Jon Tierney who has been climbing in Acadia since 1982. Jon has over 30 years of local and worldwide experience. The IFMGA requires full AMGA certification as a rock, alpine and ski mountaineering guide.
All AMGCS instructors are certified by either the AMGA or the PCIA and all guides have been trained or certified by the AMGA.
• Since 1994 •
AMGCS is the only climbing school in Maine to remain continuously accredited by the AMGA for eighteen years - several years longer than any other local service. We have had one or more full time AMGA certified rock instructors or rock guides on staff each year since 1994 - sixteen years more than any other local school.
• Since 2007 •
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