Online: April 17, 2023 || Onsite: May 15-19, 2023
Certifications: ECSI Health Care Provider CPR/AED, WFR
The Hybrid Wilderness First Responder (H-WFR) course provides medical skills to individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness setting. This course offers the skills and confidence needed to provide medical care when evacuation is hours or days away. The WFR includes short lectures, interactive labs, and realistic practice scenarios that train students to improvise with limited resources in remote environments. The course combines 20-30 hours of online coursework with five days of on-site training.
Designed for the outdoor guide, Remote Site Team Lead or Military Team Lead, the H-WFR includes a range of introductory medical skills and topics, including patient assessment, lifting and moving patients, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, lightning, legal considerations, and more. Students also learn how to effectively manage basic wounds, infection, shock, head injuries, spinal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, abdominal pain, metabolic and allergic reactions, and altered mental states, for up to eight hours until a higher level of care can arrive. This course is designed to prepare the student in leading and managing a group of individuals who are not medically trained or have basic medical knowledge to assist them in managing a complex patient.
Pre Requisites: 18+ years or older.
Duration: 20-30 hours of distance learning through our Online LMS and five days on-site. Typical course schedule is 8am - 5pm with the potential for one evening scenario requirement.
Certifications: ECSI CPR/AED Health Care Provider (Professional) Certification and Remote Medical Training WFR.
Recertification Interval: Three years.
Text Books (provided):
1. ECSI CPR/AED 7th edition
2. Remote Medical Training WFR handbook
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.