Wilderness Medicine Resources

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SOAP Note App

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Be ready to respond with the SOAP Note app. It’s the perfect tool to help you perform a thorough patient assessment in training or real life.

Keep your assessment skills fresh with this powerful documentation tool developed by NOLS Wilderness Medicine. It can be difficult to remember all of the assessment steps when managing a sick or injured person in an emergency. Using the Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan (SOAP) approach to recording information, this template-driven app helps you remember the order for an assessment and transform your scattered notes into a complete and organized patient report. You can create your SOAP notes offline, record your findings, embed photos, and share your report by email.

Whether using it personally or professionally, this app will help you stay sharp and document patient encounters like a pro.



Wilderness Medicine Videos



Case Studies and Stories


Injury Case Studies


Environmental Case Studies


Medical (Illness) Case Studies


Decision-Making Case Study




The world of wilderness medicine is ever-evolving and continually improving. These curriculum updates will help you keep your wilderness medicine knowledge sharp.



Practice Test

Review your knowledge with this online practice test.


Scope of Practice Documents


Icon Wilderness First Responder SOP (171.3 KB)

Icon Wilderness First Aid SOP Dec 2012 v Jan 7 2013  (141.8 KB)

Icon WFR SOP 2015 Spanish Translation Manuscript Form-2.pdf (127.2 KB)


Pros and Cons of WFR as a Standard

From the text by Bruce martin and Mark Wagstaff (2012) Controversial Issues in Adventure Programming.  Champaign Ill.  Human Kinetics.  (pg 199-203)


Icon WFR Should not be the Standard Tom Welch MD (3.3 MB)

Icon WFR should be the Standard Tod Schimelpfenig 2012  (120.8 KB)

Icon Wilderness  Medicine Practices and Protocols 2016 (543.5 KB)  

Icon Evidence Informed Wilderness Medicine January 2015  (273.8 KB)



Training Videos

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