Standard Courses Wilderness First Aid The best and most comprehensive course of its kind to offer relevant and realistic first-aid training for seasonal outdoor activities or short term wilderness endeavors and pursuits. Wilderness First Aid is a two-day introduction to general medical concepts and basic life support skills. It is targeted to the outdoor enthusiast…

Applying the SOAP NOTE format to Avalanche Safety: by Fay Johnson   S: (Subjective Information) When choosing to venture into avalanche prone areas, first do some homework. Go online to www.avalanche.org to access Avalanche Forecast Centers that provide critical information regarding past and present snowpack and weather information. If you plan to travel to mountainous…

It seems as though there has been an increased “international flair” on the scheduling side of things recently. I guess this makes sense, with the world becoming more globalized- internet, etc.- though you should still buy your produce locally… Seriously, it is exciting to be able to go home at the end of the day…

Coming up: 5-day WFR Course in Costa Rica Join Boreal River for a week long Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course and paddling adventure on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica. Starting on February 19th 2017. Combine training with travel in the tropics The 5-day WFR format lets you prepare for the course at your leisure…

(WMAI) is dedicated to the development of remote and practical medicine around the globe. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in wilderness contexts. Our curriculum, overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and academics, has been taught on all seven continents. WMAI annually…

Consulting services are offered though and its consulting affiliates for industry and organizations deploying operators to remote settings. We are able to provide strategic and innovative analysis and solutions of your health and safety needs where medical resources might be limited. Our consulting affiliates include: Medical Officer, Ltd. Lodestone Safety International…

The Father of Wilderness Medical Associates When Peter Goth graduated from Tulane University Medical School in 1972, wilderness emergency medicine had not been born. Training for EMTs was based entirely on protocol with heavy emphasis on memorization of signs and symptoms and focused on stabilizing the patient until arrival at a hospital emergency room. Dr…

Our instructors come from diverse backgrounds. Their outdoor experience as mountain climbers, rescue personnel, sailors, dog sledders and paddlers is enhanced with substantial medical experience as Military Medics, Paramedics, Nurses or Physicians. Becoming an instructor with is a nice complement to professionals already working in remote industries or medical professions. Pre-requisites…

How do I become more involved & gain experience? Q: I’m a first year medical student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I am looking to become more involved in Wilderness Medicine and gain more experience. I have taken AWLS course and am a member of the WMS. Very few of the faculty in my school…

When venturing into the backcountry, evaluating the avalanche hazard requires an understanding of the terrain, weather and snowpack of the area in which you intend to travel. Regardless of how much care is taken, it is possible that someone may be caught in an avalanche. Prior planning may help you or your partner survive. Statistics…