January 11 – February 5, 2021
Diablo Lake, WA
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.
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center - Diablo Lake, WA
Situated on the shore of Diablo Lake in the heart of the North Cascades National Park, the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center (ELC) provides an optimal site for our courses. The ELC campus is surrounded by mountains and forests with an extensive trail network, offering endless possibilities for simulated wilderness medicine scenarios and recreation alike.
Lodging is included for all Remote Medical International courses at the ELC. Each student will share a lodge room with one or two other students. Each lodge has shared gender-specific bathrooms with two private shower stalls and two toilet stalls. The student lodges also have a lounge room with a small fridge and sink. There are three lodges on the ELC campus.
Scratch made, locally-sourced and organic meals are provided as a part of all Remote Medical International courses at the ELC. Meals are prepared daily in the commercial kitchen by ELC chefs beginning the day the course starts through the last day, including weekends. Meals are typically served buffet style with meat and vegetarian options, but most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Coffee, tea, and snacks are also available daily.
Students are responsible for their own transportation. The ELC is 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 throughout the ELC campus. There is no cell service at the ELC. Phones are available in the lodges and classrooms for outgoing calls. Cell service is available in the town of Newhalem, 15 minutes away by car.
With immediate access to Diablo Lake for boating and fishing, extensive hiking and running trails right on campus, and proximity to climbing, snow sports, and the national park, this facility is a great place to visit and an even better place to spend a month! Remember to bring your gear with you!
The Environmental Learning Center is ADA accessible. Service animals are welcome.
Smoking is limited to the designated smoking area.