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WMI Instructor Training Course Underway

By NOLS on Nov 12, 2010

This week 26 aspiring WMI instructors, who made it through interviews, past 1000 inquiries and 156 applying candidates are attending our annual Instructor Training course.

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Topics: medicine, course, Training, wilderness medicine, WMI, Educators Notebook, instructor, wilderness

Wilderness Medicine Case Study - Test Your Skills

By William Roth on Feb 15, 2010

The Setting - There you are, hiking with a companion through the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, when suddenly there appeared a rider on a pale horse galloping across a meadow. Your attempt to access a vague memory about pale horses passes into a focus on the beauty of the horse and rider which becomes a stumbling horse and airborne rider whose graceful flight ends in a tuck and roll as the horsewoman lands on her back, tumbles, stands and runs a few steps before finally collapsing in a heap.

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Topics: medicine, wfa, WFR, test, first aid, wilderness medicine, WMI, case study, first responder, practice, wilderness, backcountry, WEMT

Fall Outdoor Educator Semester Students practice their wilderness first aid skills.

By NOLS on Oct 8, 2009

Wilderness first aid skills are an important part of being an Outdoor Educator. One of the sections on the NOLS Outdoor Educator Semester (OES) is a WMI Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course. During the WFR students learn how to act in situations when injury or illness have occurred. While classroom time gives students a foundation in the different subjects of wilderness medicine, practical scenarios are where the skills are honed.

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Topics: medicine, NOLS, WFR, wilderness medicine, WMI, Wilderness First Aid, outdoor education