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Wednesday, 06 August 2014 14:30

Wilderness medical training offered in Cullowhee

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out landmarkLandmark Learning, an outdoor training institute in Cullowhee, has released its fall lineup of outdoor safety training courses. With everything from how to doctor a snakebite in the backcountry to how to warm a hypothermic person fast, the courses provide the knowledge base outdoors professionals and recreaters need to stay safe. Fees vary. To register for any course, contact 828.293.5384 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All courses offered on the Cullowhee campus. 

Wilderness First Responder, Sept. 6-14

This nine-day comprehensive wilderness medical course is the national standard for outdoor trip leaders. It trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings and gives them the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions. 

Wilderness First Responder Recertification, Sept. 19-21

This three-day course recertifies people with WFR and WEMT training and includes Adult and Child CPR. 

EMT Intensive, Oct. 6-25

This course provides a rapid, informative and thorough way to complete the 169-hour curriculum the State of North Carolina requires to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Three weeks teaches all the information necessary to take the National Registry and North Carolina state exams to earn an EMT certification.

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Oct. 6-31 

This four-week course prepares students for certification as a North Carolina EMT or National Registry EMT and as a WEMT. The first three weeks of the experience focus on EMT training, with an immersion into urban care in the EMT Intensive course. For the final five days, students apply their urban emergency care knowledge to respond to emergencies in remote settings in the WMI Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals course.  

Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals, Oct. 27-31

This five-day course is designed for EMTs, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, other medical professionals and medical students to learn how to improvise equipment, deal with challenging environments and make difficult medical decisions with confidence in remote locations.

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