Course Dates: August 3 – August 28, 2020
Certifications: REMT, NREMT, MCPIC, ESCI
The Remote Emergency Medical Technician (REMT) course meets and exceeds wilderness medical standards by covering all Wilderness EMT (WEMT) curriculum, while also incorporating select higher-level capabilities. This hands-on, intensive training course educates students in a wide range of skills and real-world scenarios. Students receive the EMT certification through the National Registry of EMT’s, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC) Certification.
By combining NREMT education with the MCPIC and Remote EMT curriculum, the REMT enables participants to successfully work as an EMT in a wide variety of environments. The REMT curriculum educates students on high-level medical skills and topics that include advanced wound closure (suturing and stapling), foley catheterization, antibiotic therapy, IV administration, sick call and primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and childbirth.
Additionally, the course covers travel medicine, telemedicine, medical kit integration, lifting and moving patients, advanced airway management, oxygen administration, shock, thoracic trauma, head injuries, dental emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, mass-casualty incidents, anaphylaxis, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, and more.
COURSE DURATION: 26 days, Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. One night each week will involve an evening commitment for night scenarios.
CLINICAL ROTATION: One 10-hour shift requirement on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Your lead instructor will provide more information on day one.
Emergency Medical Technician from the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT)*, Remote EMT, Healthcare Provider CPR & AED from the Emergency Care Safety Institute (ECSI) and MCPIC course completion certification.
*Please note that passing the National Registry exam is required for EMT Certification. The cognitive testing must be scheduled independently and performed at NREMT designated testing centers. Current EMT registration is required to validate REMT status.
Three years (REMT) and two years (CPR).
18+ years old, high school diploma or equivalent, PPD (tuberculosis) test at a doctor’s office within six months of course start date, record of immunization or proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, Varicella, and Tetanus, ability to lift 250 pounds with assistance, a copy of government-issued photo ID such as a passport, drivers license, state issued ID card, military ID, etc.
Students are required to purchase Emergency Care (13th Edition), which can be purchased here on Amazon. Students are not required or expected to read textbooks before the course start date.
Residential that includes food and lodging. Please note that the course does not run on weekends, although food and lodging are still provided. Students should expect to spend at least one weekend on a clinical rotation.
Tierra Learning Center - Leavenworth, WA
Situated on 320 acres in Sunitsch Canyon, which is five miles outside of Leavenworth, Washington, the Tierra Learning Center provides an optimal site for our Remote EMT courses. The canyon has a diverse pine and fir ecosystem with an extensive trail network, offering endless possibilities for simulated wilderness medicine scenarios and recreation alike.
Lodging is included for REMT courses at the Tierra Learning Center. Each student will share a two-room suite with one other student consisting of a bedroom, living room (with a queen-size, pullout bed), full bathroom, microwave, mini-fridge, and storage space. Four suites are housed in each building, and there are five total buildings at Tierra. Nestled in between these suites, there is also a hot tub for students during courses that offer lodging. For courses that Lodging is provided students are allowed to arrive anytime after 5:00 pm the night before the course. Please check the specific course you are registering for at Tierra to ensure lodging is provided.
Meals are provided for some Remote Medical International courses at Tierra Learning Center. Meals are prepared daily in the commercial kitchen by Tierra’s chefs from the day the course starts through the last day, including weekends. Meals are typically served buffet style with meat and vegetarian options. Coffee and snacks are also available daily when meals are provided. Please check the specific course you are registering for to see if meals are included with the course.
Students are responsible for their own transportation. Tierra Learning Center is less than a three-hour drive from Seattle, WA, and best reached with a personal vehicle. For students flying in, there are car rentals available at the airport. You may also post in the Student Portal's Discussion Board before the course to coordinate carpools or shared rental vehicles with your classmates.
Wireless internet access is available in the Canyon Lodge. Cell phone coverage is limited at Tierra Learning Center. Phones are available in the Canyon Lodge for outgoing calls and each suite has a phone that can receive incoming calls. With a short drive to Leavenworth, cell phone coverage is widely available, as is wireless internet at many coffee shops.
With 300+ days of sunshine a year, Leavenworth is a great place to visit and an even better place to spend a month! Less than a 10-minute drive from Tierra Learning Center, the town offers plenty of shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, festivals, and much more. It gets even better for those who enjoy the outdoors, regardless of the season. Leavenworth is a world-class destination for climbing, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, kayaking & rafting, and just about anything else you can do outdoors. Remember to bring your gearwith you! For more information, check out: www.leavenworth.org
Tierra Learning Center is not wheelchair accessible. Service animals are welcome.
Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area.