We have been teaching current best practices in Wilderness Medicine for almost three decades, and currently span seven continents.
In 2005, AdventureMed was founded with the intention of educating practicing medical professionals, enabling them to prevent and effectively manage emergency medical situations in remote and resource-poor environments. We have since grown our curriculum to offer not only the exclusive Wilderness Life Support for the Medical Professional, but also cutting-edge courses including Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder to provide accessible education for a range of individuals.
Our curriculum is continually refined and updated, using evidence-based medicine gathered from a variety of verified sources. Our patient care is centered around inclusive and trauma informed practices.
AdventureMed’s partnership model of locating and training high caliber licensees and instructors in various locations across seven continents enables us to offer affordable courses without sacrificing quality of content or experience.
Our company and curriculum is inclusive to all regardless of race, religion, gender, ability or experience. Our hope is that through medical education, we can empower individuals from all backgrounds to feel more confident in their wilderness skills.
Whether you’re seeking knowledge to more safely enter the backcountry by yourself or with others, guiding day trips on a river, leading clients up 8,000-meter peaks, or working in a disaster relief zone,
AdventureMed offers a variety of wilderness medical certification courses tailored to the needs of the participant. Our courses range from lay rescuer classes; Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and also include CME modules and Wilderness Life Support for Medical Professionals (WLS:MP).
These classes are offered in varying formats:
Hosted Courses: Our most traditional course format, AdventureMed provides an instructor dedicated to teaching the class.
Licensed Courses: Individuals with the required qualifications and training can host their own course. These courses are typically administered in areas not hosted by AdventureMed, or that are tailored to specific user groups.
Both hosted and licensed courses are offered fully in-person, or in an online/in-person hybrid option.
Our independent modules are available fully online, and are eligible for CME accreditation.
AdventureMed is led by a group of motivated outdoor enthusiasts who believe quality first response care is critical for community safety, and should be available to anyone regardless of environment or background.
The majority of our faculty and staff have extensively taught Advanced Wilderness Life Support courses, and have practiced wilderness medicine as both an avocation and occupation. We prioritize in-field experience, and continued hands-on experience and education for our staff.