Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019
"The fate of the wounded lies with those who apply the first dressing"
Wilderness EMTs take foundational EMT skills into austere locations,
with hazardous environments and limited resources. Wilderness EMTs are
taught to adapt to these challenges with numerous extensive, realistic
scenarios and case studies. Click here
for more information. Upon successful completion of course
requirements, students are eligible for the National Registry EMT and
the State of Montana EMT certifications. This WEMT is offered for 3 University of Montana credits, ECP 331, for an additional fee ($155), paid directly to the University of Montana.
COST: $2,750. Lodging and meals (optional) for an additional $1,000 = $3750. Tuition includes all course materials and fees for the practical exam. Additional costs may include registration fro the NREMT, immunizations and testing.
LOCATION: Missoula, MT on the UM Campus. Building and room number TBA.
PREREQUISITES: This course can be intense and does require some
preparation before the first day. Students must have no prior felony's
and be 18 years of age or older; younger students may take the class
with approval but must be 18 within two years of course completion to
take the National Registry Exam. Must submit 2- negative TB tests,
vaccination records (contact the Aerie office for a list), and a self
query by Monday June 3rd, 2019. If you can't meet this deadline please contact the Aerie office to make other arrangements.
SCHEDULE: Class will be held from 8am-6pm each week day. Although class is not held over the weekend, students may be assigned clinical observation time at a local hospital. Class will be held on Independence Day; Thursday, July 4th. A weekend day or night will be used to complete clinical time. These will be scheduled shortly before the course begins. Your EMT practical exam will be held on Saturday, July 20th. You will have a few days off before the start of the 10 day backcountry portion. Transportation to the facility will be entirely the student responsibility and will be discussed further during class. The last day of the course and return to Missoula will be Saturday August 3rd.
TEXTBOOK: Students are required to obtain the main EMT textbook used for this course.
Prehospital Emergency Care (11th Edition) Joseph Mistovich
Note: We highly discourage students from using previous versions of this textbook as curriculum points are outdated.
An information packet with all the course details will be emailed to every student one month before the course begins. Please be sure that your email is current and working. Also be aware that this packet may be sent to the Junk/Spam folder so be sure to check there as well.
For more details, please feel free to call Aerie Backcountry Medicine at (406) 542 - 9972 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org