Online: August 28, 2023 || Onsite: September 9 - October 21, 2023
Certifications: REMT, NREMT, MCPIC, ECSI
The Hybrid Remote Emergency Medical Technician (HREMT) course combines 70 hrs of online curriculum with 100 hrs of in person training to provide intermediate to advanced medical skills for individuals working in remote areas of the world. This course is self-guided and designed for self-motivated students seeking a REMT certification. This course is recommended for individuals who plan to work as medical practitioners in remote areas as well as outdoor professionals looking for a higher level of medical certification. This is an accredited Washington State EMT course and upon course completion, students can apply to the NREMT. Students will need to complete additional applications for individual State and USCG licensure upon completion of their course.
The REMT course meets and exceeds wilderness medical standards by covering all Wilderness EMT (WEMT) curriculum, while also incorporating a select higher level of scope. This hands-on, intensive training course educates students in a wide range of skills and real-world scenarios. By combining the NREMT curriculum with the WEMT and MCPIC curriculum, the HREMT enables successful students to work as an EMT in a wide variety of environments. The HREMT 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
The HREMT includes 4 weeks of online learning followed by 12 days of in-person training. The online curriculum is designed to be self guided. You will also have an instructor monitoring your online course work to help answer your questions. Once in person, a typical day will run from 8am to 5pm with about an hour lunch break. Please plan to check-in by 7:45 AM on the first day of class. The day will consist of short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios.
Weekly Zoom Meetings
Every Monday evening during the online component of your course there will be a 1-hour Zoom Meeting held by your instructor to allow you to ask questions and meet with them as a class.
This course combines approximately 70 hours of online curriculum and 10 days of in-person training with additional days for clinical rotations.
Students will be required to complete a minimum of 8-12 hours of clinical rotations while on course. These will be scheduled over the weekends.
MCPIC certificate of course completion (USGC)
Healthcare Provider CPR/AED (ECSI).
*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.
- REMT: Three years
- CPR: Two years
- 18+ years old
- high school diploma or equivalent
- Required Immunizations by first day of course:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR),
- Hepatitis B,
- Covid-19 (proof of vaccine),
- PPD (tuberculosis) within six months of course start date
- ability to lift 250 pounds with assistance,
- a copy of government-issued photo ID
MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Students must be able to complete eLearning coursework on a computer that is able to use Adobe Flash Player and use one of the following browser versions: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla 3.5 and above, Google Chrome 1.0 and above, or Safari 4.0 and above.
To access course materials for the hybrid portion of this course, students are required to purchase access to a hybrid-learning platform before beginning their coursework. This platform—MyLab and Mastering by Pearson Learning—is an additional cost, and includes access to an online version of the textbook, Emergency Care, 14th ed. Purchasing information for the hybrid learning platform and physical textbook will be provided once students are enrolled in the course.COURSE FORMAT:
Non Residential - does not include food and lodging.
Remote Medical Training HQ - Bellingham, WA
909 Squalicum Way, Suite 103
Remote Medical Training HQ is located in the Squalicum Lofts Business Park in Bellingham, WA. This facility has direct access to Squalicum Creek Park and the city of Bellingham’s vast trail network. The trail system allows access to water, beach and adverse terrain settings. The Bellingham facility has a large classroom, as well as space for conducting smaller breakout sessions. Squalicum Lofts provides the perfect location to conduct realistic training scenarios in an urban setting, while maintaining a remote and wilderness feel.