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WILDERNESS & REMOTE

MEDICINE

WILDERNESS & REMOTE

MEDICINE

Providing Wilderness Medical Training Since 1997​

Viristar staff have been providing world-class emergency medicine and wilderness rescue courses for decades across dozens of countries on four continents.

Viristar's courses are recognized for delivering a globally best-in-class curriculum to individuals active in wilderness, remote, austere, low-resource, offshore and disaster settings.

​Viristar is proud to offer certification from Wilderness Medical Associates International.

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Your Instructors​

Viristar's instructors are experienced wilderness professionals, emergency medicine practitioners, and experiential educators.

They have years of experience with leading remote trips, ski patrol, ambulance and clinical practice, technical rescue, and traveling in some of the most remote and challenging wild places around the world.

They are some of the most talented educators you will find, anywhere.

Providing Wilderness Medical Training Since 1997​

Viristar staff have been providing world-class emergency medicine and wilderness rescue courses for decades across dozens of countries on four continents.

Viristar's courses are recognized for delivering a globally best-in-class curriculum to individuals active in wilderness, remote, austere, low-resource, offshore and disaster settings.

​Viristar is proud to offer certification from Wilderness Medical Associates International.

Vir-WMA

Your Instructors​

Viristar's instructors are experienced wilderness professionals, emergency medicine practitioners, and experiential educators.

They have years of experience with leading remote trips, ski patrol, ambulance and clinical practice, technical rescue, and traveling in some of the most remote and challenging wild places around the world.

They are some of the most talented educators you will find, anywhere.

Curriculum​

You'll experience a curriclum developed by experienced emergency physicians and other medical experts who also have deep experience with practicing medicine in wilderness and remote settings. 

Course content is evidence-based where possible and reflects the most current best practice in emergency medicine and wilderness rescue.

Curriculum conforms to the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative Scopes of Practice and has been widely accepted by medical authorities and agencies worldwide.

Curriculum​

You'll experience a curriclum developed by experienced emergency physicians and other medical experts who also have deep experience with practicing medicine in wilderness and remote settings. 

Course content is evidence-based where possible and reflects the most current best practice in emergency medicine and wilderness rescue.

Curriculum conforms to the Wilderness Medicine Education Collaborative Scopes of Practice and has been widely accepted by medical authorities and agencies worldwide.

Wilderness Medicine Courses

70 hours over eight days

The flagship wilderness medicine course, providing comprehensive training and hands-on practice in patient assessment, Basic Life Support, musculoskeletal injuries, spine injury management, allergy & anaphylaxis, wound management, common backcountry medical problems, medical-legal issues, and more.

Recommended for those traveling to remote wilderness areas, disaster response situations, and remote areas in low-income countries.

45 hours over eight days + 25 hours pre-work

Course curriculum the same as eight-day option, but includes pre-course study packet and course delivered in five contact days.

Recommended for those traveling to remote wilderness areas, disaster response situations, and remote areas in low-income countries.

36 hours over four days

Training in a wide variety of emergency and remote medicine topics including trauma, Basic Life Support, environmental emergencies, medical concerns and more.

Recommended for trip leaders in front-country settings and moderately remote and challenging environments

16 hours over two days

Introduction to basic first aid and outdoor emergency response.

Recommended for: outdoor recreationalists and outdoor leaders in areas where emergency medical services are not immediately available but not far away.

36 hours over four days

Take this 36-hour course over four days to upgrade your WAFA certification to a full WFR certification, without having to take the entire WFR class.

Recommended for those holding a WAFA who travel to remote wilderness areas, disaster response situations, and remote areas in low-income countries.

24 hours over three days

Recertify your Wilderness First Responder, WEMS, WFA or WAFA certification for another three years with this course, which provides essential review, updates, and skills practice.

Wilderness Medicine Courses

70 hours over eight days

The flagship wilderness medicine course, providing comprehensive training and hands-on practice in patient assessment, Basic Life Support, musculoskeletal injuries, spine injury management, allergy & anaphylaxis, wound management, common backcountry medical problems, medical-legal issues, and more.

Recommended for those traveling to remote wilderness areas, disaster response situations, and remote areas in low-income countries.

45 hours over eight days + 25 hours pre-work

Course curriculum the same as eight-day option, but includes pre-course study packet and course delivered in five contact days.

Recommended for those traveling to remote wilderness areas, disaster response situations, and remote areas in low-income countries.

36 hours over four days

Training in a wide variety of emergency and remote medicine topics including trauma, Basic Life Support, environmental emergencies, medical concerns and more.

Recommended for trip leaders in front-country settings and moderately remote and challenging environments

16 hours over two days

Introduction to basic first aid and outdoor emergency response.

Recommended for: outdoor recreationalists and outdoor leaders in areas where emergency medical services are not immediately available but not far away.

36 hours over four days

Take this 36-hour course over four days to upgrade your WAFA certification to a full WFR certification, without having to take the entire WFR class.

Recommended for those holding a WAFA who travel to remote wilderness areas, disaster response situations, and remote areas in low-income countries.

24 hours over three days

Recertify your Wilderness First Responder, WEMT, WEMS, WFA or WAFA certification for another three years with this course, which provides essential review, updates, and skills practice.

Host a Wilderness Medicine Course​

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