Wilderness Medicine

If you work or play in locations where simply dialing 9-1-1 for help is not always an option, then learn to provide the best medical care, anywhere, anytime.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) | Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

For the lay and professional responder we offer Wilderness First Aid (WFA), and Wilderness First Responder (WFR).  As an authorized American Safety & Health Institute training center our programs are nationally recognized and accepted by by the Boy Scouts of America, the American Camping Association, state and federal agencies including the Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as regulatory and occupational licensing boards like the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).

Wilderness EMT Bridge

For the professional responder — whether you are an EMT, paramedic, nurse or physician — True North is proud to offer our accredited Wilderness EMT Bridge (WEMT) certification course.  Our training helps to connect your front country medical experience with the demands of the backcountry.  While many wilderness medicine schools certainly teach the necessary first-aid elements of medical care, few actually teach the survival and other practical skills necessary for you to protect yourself and your patient in backcountry or austere environments, like natural disasters, until help arrives.  After all, without these skills, even a medical professional becomes little more than a first responder.

CPR / AED Training

AHA LogoTrue North also provides CPR / AED certification training to lay and professional responders as an authorized training center of the American Heart Association.

Stop the Bleed

True North is an authorized Stop the Bleed training center.  We teach this program to a wide array of individuals from differing backgrounds, skill levels, and ages.

Why choose True North for your certification?  We are committed to providing top-notch training that is on par with any other.  Just as importantly, unlike the other national programs, True North is committed to:

  • Offering our programs at fair and reasonable prices without the undue added expenses of travel, hotel, and lost work time — which will be easier on your pocketbook or your organization’s budget.
  • Scheduling courses that accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Running our courses in small groups (no more than 10 students), unlike the national programs which very often run 30 students to a class — which will afford personalized instruction and maximize your ability to learn.
  • Providing a curriculum which is a hands-on, scenario approach representative of the situations one typically finds in the backcountry.
  • Following the practice guidelines recommended by the Wilderness Medical Society, the leader in setting the standards and protocols for backcountry medical care.
  • Providing courses that often qualify for continuing education credits.

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