WLS:MP is designed for medical professionals of all levels (MD, EMT, PA, NP, RN, etc) that have an interest in expanding their knowledge of wilderness medicine pathology and enhancing their practical skills in a wilderness environment. WLS:MP courses are designed for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, from the casual day hike to the extended expedition.
During this in-person course, students will learn the latest wilderness medicine skills for patient assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evacuation. Our expert instructors employ a wide scope of teaching methods, balancing online didactic lectures with practical, hands-on skills and scenarios. Emphasis is placed not just on the materials learned, but the critical decision making skills surrounding effective backcountry medical management.
Upon course completion, students will earn the WLS:MP certification, valid four years, and be eligible for up to 21.5 hours of Category 1 CME and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship (FAWM) credit.
Come learn WLS:MP with Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine in Roanoke, VA! This course will take place alongside backpacking and rafting in this unique area. The Blue Ridge mountains earned their name for the bluish hue they give off when viewed from a distance, and are part of the greater Appalachian Mountains. Not only do they hold two national parks and eight national forests, they are also part of the Appalachian Trail. More than hiking, biking, and other land sports, the area also holds both rivers and lakes for those interested in water sports. Some of the most well known include the Roanoke River, Bottom Creek, Bullpasture River, and Smith Mountain Lake. This area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and provide amazing opportunities to get outside!
The materials below above are covered via online and in person didactic lecture, small group discussion, practical skills sessions, and live scenarios. Each topic will describe pathology, treatment, prevention, and provide evacuation guidelines necessary for high quality patient care. This curriculum is continually reviewed for best practice and the most up to date guidelines.
The WLS:MP curriculum consists of:
Along with the WLSL:MP certification, students are able to earn up to 21.5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME, as well as Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship credit. To confirm that these credits are applicable to your specific medical designation, inquire with your governing body. Please note that the CME credit hours differ for traditional in-person courses and hybrid courses.