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Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals


Aug 23-27, 2021

Sausalito, CA

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48 hours


18+ yrs

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Learn to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments, and make difficult decisions with confidence on your Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course.

You'll learn to apply your urban emergency care knowledge to the wilderness through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients. Our seasoned instructors will guide you through five days of intense, hands-on learning to make sure you are prepared in the wilderness.

You'll learn both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather, so come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments!

This course is for EMTs, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, PAs, or other medical professionals.

Course Policies
Please review our policies including cancellation policies, attendance requirements, minimum age requirements, and more.

Tuition Options

$795 - Tuition Only

Continuing Education & Academic Credit

48 hours EMT CEUs

35.75 hours WMS FAWM credit

43 hours Category 1 CMEs

4 credits University of Utah ($350)

1 credit Western State Colorado University ($140)

CPR Included



Epinephrine Auto-injector

This Course Will Upgrade an EMT to a WEMT

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

Wilderness First Responder


Deposit required: $300

Additional Details

Continuing Education (Learn More)
This course is pre-approved for 48 hours of EMT Continuing Education Hours by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Physicians may earn 43 hours of continuing education through joint providership with the Wilderness Medical Society for participation in this course.

If you're an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society, you may earn up to 35.75 hours of credit towards a Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with this course. Check with the Wilderness Medical Society for your personal credit details.

Academic Credit (Learn more)
This course is approved for 4 college credits through the University of Utah and 1 college credit through Western Colorado University.

Customer Service

Registration and all customer service for this course is handled by NOLS Wilderness Medicine.