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Medical Training in Moab During 2016

December 16, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

For all those outdoor recreation opportunities, it is nice to know how to care for emergencies in the backcountry when help is farther away.


Here is a list of training suitable for professionals requiring wilderness training or continuing education certification, as well as, course work for the general populace who desire to be better prepared while out on the many trails into the outback. The following dates are specifically held in Moab Utah.


Wilderness Medical Associates

WFR Wilderness First Responder

  • April 4th – April 8th, 2016

Kling Mountain Guides hosts this Moab opportunity. The 5 day WFR format in Moab will be April 4th – April 8th, 2016.  This will be based in one of the local group Bureau of Land Manangement campground sites.  Typically most folks camp at the site. This course is taught by a Physician’s Assistant PA-C and EMT-Paramedic as the lead instructors.   Jeff Isaac is the PA-C.  He also happens to be the curriculum director for Wilderness Medical Associates.  In addition he is the director of the Crested Butte ski area medical clinic and the medical director for Crested Butte Search and Rescue.  https://www.wildmed.com/wilderness-medical-courses/first-response/5-day-wilderness-first-responder/course-4617/  Kling mountainguides.com


Wilderness Medicine of Utah

WFR Wilderness First Responder

  • February 15-20 2016
  • April 18-23 2016
  • October 17-22 2016

Wilderness Medicine of Utah will hold three course dates in Moab in 2016. The program trains and prepares about prevention, evacuation techniques, management of medical problems in the backcountry. Instructors are from the University of Utah School of Medicine. These courses are taught with physician supervision. Therefore students are trained to use prescriptions in their first aid kits. Profits from the training are returned to U of U School of Medicine for research, education and student activities contributing to the growth and development of wilderness medicine.


NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute

WFR Wilderness First Responder

  • April 5-14 2016 Full Course
  • April 15-16 2015 Recertification Course

National Outdoor Leadership School’s curriculum is nationally recognized training. There are possible college credits or 70 hours of Emergency Medical Technician EMT Continuing Education Units.


Advanced Medicine for Medical Professionals

  • May 18- 21 2016 in Moab
  • Registration opens April 1 2016

Using lecture and mock situations gain practical skills for treatment of injuries and illnesses most common in the wilderness. This course study is approved for 20.5 Continuing Education Credits for practicing physicians and resident/medical students only. This is not for the layman or first responder/EMT levels.

While on the topic of education in Moab, know that there is a Utah State Universitycampus in Moab. Find out more on http://www.usu.edu/admissions/applyonline/.

  • October 1 2015 was the deadline for USU Moab Spring Semester.
  • April 1 2015 is the deadline for USU Moab Summer Semester.

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