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Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT)

We currently have 13 Wilderness Emergency Technician (WEMT) courses in our schedule. See them all.

The Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) course is SOLO's flagship medical program. It is an intense, in-depth, month-long program designed for people who need a higher level of training.

WHO IS THE WEMT COURSE FOR?

The WEMT is designed for people who work, or plan to work, as professional medical personnel on fire departments, rescue squads, and ambulance crews, especially those working far from definitive care (e.g. on rural or wilderness rescue teams).

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

The WEMT is 170+ hours long (typically taught in 20 days, spread out over four weeks, with weekends off), and combines the standard Department of Transportation Emergency (DOT) Medical Technician curriculum with wilderness-specific medical training that focuses on long-term care (our WFR curriculum).

WHERE AND WHEN IS IT HELD?

The WEMT course is held only at SOLO. Six to eight WEMT courses are scheduled each year. See Shedule.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Residential: $3395 ($750 Deposit, $2645 Balance) - Includes lodging and all meals. Day Student: $2895 ($750 Deposit, $2145 Balance) - NO lodging, includes all meals. Both course prices include the $300 lab fee.

IS THERE AN EXAM?

Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of wilderness practical skills, and there is a written wilderness exam. At the end of the course, participants will take a National Registry/New Hampshire five-station, practical exam and the National Registry computerized exam.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?

Upon successful completion of both exams, participants receive a two-year SOLO WEMT certification, a two-year AHA CPR certification, and a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification. It is the responsibility of each student to find out how certification and licensure work in their state.

HOW DO I RECERTIFY?

The SOLO 3-day Refresher Training Program (RTP) recertifies WEMTs (it does not include a wilderness component or the EMT practical exam—see sidebar.) A Wild Day recertifies the wilderness component for current WEMTs (see sidebar.) Recertifying your national or state EMT is a complex issue. See more.

DOES MY SOLO RTP COUNT TOWARD CONTINUING ED REQUIREMENTS?

Typically no. National Registry recertification requires an additional 48 hours of related training. Many states have different requirements; contact your state EMS office.

HOW DO I UPGRADE MY EMT CERTIFICATION TO WEMT?

Current EMTs may upgrade by taking the 5-day SOLO WEMT Module (see below).

EDUCATIONAL/FUNCTIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICAL STUDENTS AND PROVIDERS

Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT are job-training programs leading to certifications. Based on the Department of Transportation's First Responder and EMT curriculums, the WFR and WEMT programs integrate wilderness and medical training. Please read all requirements before registering for a course

WILDERNESS EMT MODULE

SOLO's WEMT Module is a 5-day program that upgrades current street First Responders to the WFR level, and current EMTs to the Wilderness EMT level. It focuses on emergency care when separated from definitive care by distance, time, or circumstance.

The Module covers subjects such as:

  • Principles of Long-Term Patient Care,
  • Wilderness Patient Assessment System
  • Principles of Long-Term Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Principles of Long-Term Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Emergencies (Hypothermia, Frostbite, Non-Freezing Cold-Related Injuries)
  • Heat Stroke
  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Dehydration
  • North American Bites and Stings
  • Severe Weather,
  • Lightning & Avalanche
  • Barotrauma and Marine Bites & Stings
  • Case Histories and Mock Rescues

SOLO's WEMT Module is designed to give current First Responders/EMTs the skills they need when the ambulance is a long way off. Participants will take a written and practical wilderness exam. This course typically counts as 40 hours of continuing education for National Registry EMTs.

EMT REFRESHER TRAINING PROGRAM (RTP)
This is a 3-day, NH/National Registry approved course, that recertifies EMTs. There is no wilderness component. It is the participant's responsibility to sign up for their practical EMT exams if required by their state.

EMT WILD DAY
A SOLO Wild Day recertifies the wilderness component for current WEMTs. It is often scheduled at the end of an EMT RTP course. A Wild Day does not certify street EMTs to the wilderness level (see EMT Module, above).

ADVANCED WEMT (AWEMT)
This new program is for current WEMTs who want to develop new skills, particularly in the areas of search and rescue, basic low- and high-angle rescue, bivouac/shelter & litter building, tropical and travel medicine, and Advanced Life Support in the backcountry. The course usually counts as 40 hours of continuing education for National Registry EMTs.

WEMT Courses
   9/2/2014 - 9/25/2014
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $3395 ($750 Deposit, $2645 Balance) - Includes lodging and all meals. Day Student: $2895 ($750 Deposit, $2145 Balance) - NO lodging, includes all meals. Both course prices include the $300 lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   9/8/2014 - 12/18/2014
Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LCC   Wilson, WY

Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LCC
5000 Pine Meadow Road
Wilson, WY 83014

Telephone: 307-690-5784
Email: jhoutdoorleadership@me.com
Website: http://avalancheandwildmedtraining.com/

Note: $1995 course tuition. Course runs Mondays 6pm-10pm and Saturdays 9am-6pm. Please call or email for more information.

Registration:
This course offered by Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LCC. Please contact them directly for registration information.
   10/7/2014 - 10/30/2014
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $3395 ($750 Deposit, $2645 Balance) - Includes lodging and all meals. Day Student: $2895 ($750 Deposit, $2145 Balance) - NO lodging, includes all meals. Both course prices include the $300 lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   11/17/2014 - 12/11/2014
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $3395 ($750 Deposit, $2645 Balance) - Includes lodging and all meals. Day Student: $2895 ($750 Deposit, $2145 Balance) - NO lodging, includes all meals. Both course prices include the $300 lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   12/30/2014 - 1/22/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: Residential: $3395 ($750 Deposit, $2645 Balance) - Includes lodging and all meals. Day Student: $2895 ($750 Deposit, $2145 Balance) - NO lodging, includes all meals. Both course prices include the $300 lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   3/10/2015 - 4/2/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   4/7/2015 - 4/30/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   5/19/2015 - 6/11/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   7/14/2015 - 8/6/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   9/1/2015 - 9/24/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   10/6/2015 - 10/29/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   11/16/2015 - 12/10/2015
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.
   12/29/2015 - 1/21/2016
SOLO   Conway, NH

SOLO
621 Tasker Hill Road
Conway, NH 03818

Telephone: 603-447-6711
Email: info@soloschools.com
Website: http://www.soloschools.com

Note: $3395 residential tuition ($750 deposit, $2645 balance). $2895 day student tuition ($750 deposit, $2145 balance). Both prices include all meals and lab fee.

Registration:
This course is run on-site at SOLO's Conway, NH campus.
Download our registration form.