Continuing Education Credits for Medical Professionals
Wilderness Advanced Life Support
Physicians, physician assistants, and other ALS certified professionals may receive up to 36 hrs of AMA PRA Category I Credit through the Wilderness Medical Society. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and WMA International. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians can also receive up to 36 hours of Mainpro-C credit through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. This activity has been reviewed as eligible for 28.5 credits toward the Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine registry, a program of the Wilderness Medical Society. A list of the specific topics eligible for credit is available on request.
Nurses: Most State Boards of Registered Nurses accept AMA Category 1 Credit as meeting continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses should check with their state board regarding use of CME Credit.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Wilderness EMT Upgrade
EMTs, paramedics, and others with EMS certification - 45 CECBEMS-approved CEHs (Advanced) are awarded upon successful completion of the course. You will need to bring your certification numbers and expiration dates to the course in order for us to file the CEHs with CECBEMS. There is no charge for filing.
Other WMA courses
Wilderness Medical Associates has been approved by CECBEMS to award CEH's for many of our courses to EMT's, paramedics, and others with EMS licensure. The Wilderness Medicine Elective has been approved by dozens of medical schools across North America and Europe for medical school credit. Please contact us prior to your course for continuing education hours and category for our other courses.
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