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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School

Wilderness Medicine

Upcoming WMAI Certified Courses through Acadia Mountain Guides

DateCourseLocationPrice
2020
12/19-20

Wilderness First Aid
Open to residents of Maine CDC approved states or those who have (-) COVID test within 72 hrs of course
or participants who quarantine prior to course.
Register Here

Bar Harbor, ME$250.00
2020
12/19-21

Open Recertification for WFR, WAFA and WEMT
Open to residents of Maine CDC approved states or those who have (-) COVID test within 72 hrs of course
or participants who quarantine prior to course.
Register Here

 

Bar Harbor, ME$325.00
2021
1/13 – 17

WEMS Upgrade for EMT, Paramedic,
Nurse, PA, Physician

Open to residents of Maine CDC approved states or those who have (-) COVID test within 72 hrs of course
or participants who quarantine prior to course.
Register Here

Bar Harbor, ME$625.00
2021
1/13 – 17

5 Day Wilderness First Responder Hybrid
Open to residents of Maine CDC approved states or those who have (-) COVID test within 72 hrs of course
or participants who quarantine prior to course.
Register Here

Bar Harbor, ME$625.00
5/1 – 2

Wilderness First Aid
Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register. 

Newry, ME TBD
5/1-3

Open Recertification for WFR, WAFA, and WEMS
Contact Mahoosuc Guide Service to register. 

 

Newry, METBD
The following courses are closed to public enrollment
2020
12/19-21
Open Recertification for WFR, WAFA and WEMT Session 2
Open to UMaine Students, Staff and Faculty
 Orono, ME 
2020
12/19-21
Wilderness First Aid Session 2
Open to UMaine Students, Staff and Faculty
Orono, ME 
2021
1/13 – 17

Wilderness First Responder (Section 2)
Open to UMaine Students, Staff and Faculty

Orono, ME 
 2021
1/13 – 17
Wilderness EMS Upgrade (Section 2)
Open to UMaine Students, Staff and Faculty
Orono, ME 
1/20 – 24Wilderness First Responder
Open to U Maine Machias Students, Staff and Faculty
Machias, ME 
1/26 – 2/28WAFA Online / Field Hybrid
Open to Washington County Community College Students, Staff and Faculty
Calais, ME 
3/2 – 3/28WAFA –> WFR Bridge
Open to Washington County Community College Students, Staff and Faculty
Calais, ME 
Contact us to schedule a course for your organization or school.

 

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) – link to more info

This program is designed for the person who travels frequently 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 concepts of rendering care in a remote setting. The course includes adult CPR and training in the use of epinephrine for allergic reactions. You can expect the course to be intensive and to cover the most important aspects of wilderness medicine such as leadership, patient assessment and basic care. The course will be very experiential with lots of opportunity to practice in real-life simulations. Certified through Wilderness Medical Associates International – the world leader in wilderness medical training. Students must be 16 years of age to participate in this course.

Length: 16 hours
Prereqs: none, 16 and 17 year-old students may enroll with written parental consent.
Cert: 3 years
Host your own course: Have a group of people that need training? Contact us about having Jon and his team of WMAI instructors come to your site.

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) link to more info

Created to provide outdoor leaders and backcountry travelers with the core knowledge and skills necessary to deal with medical and traumatic emergencies in remote settings. The Wilderness First Responder course is the most useful first aid course for outdoor leaders and travelers and is the expected standard for trip leaders and guides by the outdoor industry. This Wilderness Medical Associates International WFR course meets or exceeds all requirements of other similarly named courses and certification is valid for three years. Topics include patient assessment, difficult extrication and patient movement, basic search and rescue, allergies (includes anaphylaxis certification), toxins, burns, wound care, fractures and dislocation management including reductions of certain injuries, shock recognition and care, spinal assessment and management, brain/head injuries, respiratory distress, heat and cold injuries, Healthcare Provider equivalent CPR, legal issues and treatment of common backcountry ailments such as lost fillings, fish hook removal, fever, etc. This course places great emphasis on critical thinking, scene leadership and ideal to real decision making.

Length: Available as 5 day intensive course with pre-course study or 7 – 8 day standard course.
Prereqs: none, 16 and 17 year-old students may enroll with parental consent.
Cert: 3 years through Wilderness Medical Associates International
Host your own course: Have a group of people that need training? Contact us about having Jon and his team of WMAI instructors come to your site.

Wilderness Emergency Medical Service Upgrade (WEMS Upgrade) link to more info

Training for medical personnel who would like to enhance their skills and experience for use in the rural, wilderness, and technical rescue setting.  This 45 hour course is popular with all levels of medical professionals but primarily geared toward pre-hospital EMS providers. Like other WMA International training, it represents the best application of the available science balanced by considerable clinical experience and the reality of providing medical care in difficult and dangerous places.

It is an intensive course covering a wide spectrum of emergency care topics relative to wilderness medicine and caring for injuries and illnesses over prolonged periods of time. The course is a combination of discussions, practical stations and real-life simulations. This wilderness EMS upgrade introduces wilderness protocols that are approved by several federal and state EMS agencies. Topics include assessment and management of traumatic injuries such as fractures, burns and wounds; circulatory, nervous, and respiratory system problems; common injuries such as blisters, sprains and strains; medical problems such as anaphylaxis, toxins, altitude, hypothermia, hyperthermia, and infections; and use of improvised materials in remote situations. The course includes information on personal outdoor preparedness, accident management and prevention and introduces you to simple evacuation techniques. The course is concept based and offers a critical thinking approach vs protocol approach to emergency care practices. It is intended for people who may provide care in remote environments such as outdoor trip leaders, guides, search and rescue units, disaster response teams, rural ambulance squads, and backcountry rangers. Certification is through Wilderness Medical Associates International.

 Length: 45 hour course
Prereqs: Certification as an EMT, AEMT or Paramedic. Nurses, advanced practitioners and physicians also frequently take and benefit from WEMS Upgrade courses.
Cert: 3 years
CEH: Forty five (45) hours of continuing education credits available through CAPCE for EMS providers.

Host your own course: Have a group of people that need training? Contact us about having Jon and his team of WMAI instructors come to your site.

Open Recertification (Wilderness First Responder Recertification, WEMT and WAFA) link to more info

The Open Recertification course is open to those most currently certified Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness Advanced First Aiders. WMA WEMS (WEMT) graduates with a current EMS license may also recertify the wilderness portion of their WEMS certification with this course (please let us know when registering if you are recertifying WEMS certification. Upon successful completion of the Open Recertification you will receive an appropriate Wilderness Medical Associates International certification. Completion of pre-course study packet is required for all participants.

Length: 24 hour course
Prereqs: Current WFR, WEMT (WEMS Upgrade) or WAFA certification. 
Cert: 3 years
CEH: Varies depending on certification

Host your own course: Have a group of people that need training? Contact us about having Jon and his team of WMAI instructors come to your site.