Advanced/EMT+W 12 day Hybrid - W-AEMT
This is a full DOT Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program with an integrated WAEMT upgrade course. The training will satisfy eligibility requirements for National Registry Certification, WAEMT certification, and the initial education component of most state licensure procedures. Training will take place daily, including weekends for 12 days.
This course meets all requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Advanced Emergency Medical Technician curriculum and the Wilderness Medical Associates International WAEMT curriculum. Topics include patient assessment, body systems, equipment improvisation, trauma, oxygen administration, automatic defibrillation, ECG interpretation, IV therapy, pharmacology, primary care medicine, advanced assessment, endotracheal intubation, environmental medicine, toxins, backcountry medicine, wilderness protocols, and wilderness rescue. To discuss course specifics, please contact us.
This course is 86 hours classroom, 70 hours of pre-course completed via multiple modalities to include online content via Learning Management System (LMS), case studies and self-study, and 24 hours clinical time over 12 days. On most days class will run from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mornings will begin with quizzes and case presentations from students who had clinical experiences on the previous day. The rest of the morning will be devoted to lectures. Afternoons are devoted to practical hands-on sessions and videotaped simulations. Expect 2-3 emergency rescue simulations with made-up victims and stage blood that will be videotaped for enhanced learning. Evenings are reserved for case studies, clinical rotations, and assignments.
Hospital and Ambulance Clinical Rotations
Students will participate in Emergency Room and Ambulance clinical rotations. Proper dress consisting of dark slacks (black or blue -no jeans), white oxford shirt with collar, and hard-soled, black boots are required for these rotations. Students must purchase these items prior to arrival.
Successful completion of the course is based on 100% attendance, course participation, performance during rotations, and satisfactory performance on both written and practical final exams. Passing is based on the cumulative average on the: practical and written exams; satisfactory performance in all experiential activities. Not everyone passes.
ALL PRE-COURSE MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OR THE STUDENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE IN THE COURSE.
Students must be at least eighteen years old to participate in this course. They must provide documentation or record of immunizations against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (known as MMR), Hep B, Tetanus, and a TB Skin Test and be a currently licensed for as an EMT. Students must present a current ARC Professional Rescuer or AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card upon arrival in class. WEMT certification or WFR certification is strongly recommended. Students must provide a copy of professional liability insurance through a service provider. For more information please visit www.hpso.com
National Registry Certification
Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to take the NREMT practical and written exams to obtain National Registry certification at the AEMT level. The scheduling of exams and additional expenses of obtaining Registry certification are the responsibility of the student, and not included in course fees. For more information on National Registry requirements and application procedures please visit; www.nremt.org
Each state has different requirements for obtaining a provider license. This course is approved by the State of Michigan, in accordance with the NREMT, as a qualified Initial Education course that will allow the student to obtain National Registry certification. Many states issue their provider licenses based on completion of an approved Initial Education course, and successfully obtaining National Registry status through the NREMT testing process. Please contact your state EMS office for specific requirements in obtaining a provider license, or check the NREMT fact sheet at; http://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/emt_cand_state_offices.asp
Advanced WEMT Certification
All students who successfully complete this course will receive a W-AEMT certification from Wilderness Medical Associates International, not valid without an Advanced EMT, EMT-Paramedic certification, or above. This certification remains valid for three years. For information on renewing the wilderness portion of the W-AEMT certification, please refer to the 'Recertification Answer Sheet' from Wilderness Medical Associates International. This certification remains valid only with concurrent valid licensure or certification at the AEMT level.
Wilderness medicine texts and materials are provided by Wilderness Medical Associates International at no additional cost. This includes handouts, a book of lecture handouts, our case study workbook, SOAP notes, our textbook Wilderness and Rescue Medicine, and The Field Guide of Wilderness & Rescue Medicine. Separate purchase of Brady’s “Advanced EMT: A Clinical-Reasoning Approach” – Alexander, ISBN: 978-0135030431 is required and must be purchased by the student. Students are required to complete all pre-course readings prior to arrival.