SOLO Southeast’s Most Advanced Wilderness Medicine Certification
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Take your skills to the next level. Elevate your current WEMT status and gain skills in backcountry incident management, disaster medicine and advanced wound management. This 5-day intensive module incorporates standard classroom settings with hands-on scenarios in outdoor settings. Students will acquire advanced skills in search and rescue techniques, rope and knot techniques and travel and endurance medicine.
The Advanced Wilderness EMT course also includes one-day of wilderness survival training from NOC’s elite Survival School. Topics include improvised fire building, the use of edible and medicinal plants, shelter building and scene management.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate and 40 continuing education credits. AWEMT is open to all current WEMTs.
Due to the intense nature of the course, students must meet the following requirements:
- EMT/ WEMT Certification
- The ability to negotiate all types of terrain, in all weather conditions
There are many factors that may exclude individuals from taking this course. For the safety of students and instructors, all required forms must be completed before the start date. These forms are available by contacting the SOLO Southeast office at 828-785-4980.
Why SOLO Southeast?
Our instructors have extensive outdoor experience and have been selected not only for their expertise in emergency medicine and rescue, but for their teaching skills. You learn from the best … in the best location. SOLO Southeast is located NOC’s main campus at the intersection of the Nantahala River and the Appalachian Trail, meaning you learn wilderness medicine in the wilderness.
SOLO Southeast students are extended a discount on NOC lodging and meals.