The Hybrid Remote Emergency Medical Technician (H-REMT) course is for self-directed and self-motivated individuals seeking an EMT certification with a high likelihood of working professionally in remote areas worldwide. The course is also recommended for individual adventurers and outdoor-industry professionals looking for a higher level of medical certification, ideally with previous experience in a virtual classroom environment. This hands-on, intensive training course educates students in a wide range of skills and real-world scenarios.
A typical course often includes a wide variety of students, such as military personnel, medical leads on maritime vessels, safety professionals from the energy industry, professional guides, National Park and Forest Service employees, humanitarian workers, and individual adventurers. The H-REMT meets and exceeds wilderness medical standards by covering all Wilderness EMT (WEMT) curriculums while also incorporating select higher-level capabilities.
This course requires approximately 70 hours of pre-course online instruction and 12 days of in-person training.
12 hours ER rotations/24 hours ambulance rotations
Emergency Medical Technician from the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT)*, Remote EMT, Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC), and CPR from the Emergency Safety Care Institute (ESCI).
Please note that passing the National Registry exam is required for EMT Certification. The cognitive testing must be scheduled independently and performed at NREMT designated testing centers. Current EMT registration is required to validate REMT status.
3 years (REMT and MCPIC); 2 years (CPR)
18+ years old; high school diploma or equivalent; PPD (tuberculosis) test at a doctor’s office within six months of course start date; record of immunization or proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, Varicella, and Tetanus, ability to lift 250 pounds with assistance.
Minimum Technical Requirements:
Students must be able to complete eLearning coursework on a computer that is able to use Adobe Flash Player and use one of the following browser versions: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Mozilla 3.5 and above, Google Chrome 1.0 and above, or Safari 4.0 and above.
Students are required to purchase Emergency Care (13th Edition), which can be purchased here on Amazon. Students are not required or expected to read textbooks before the course start date.
Non-residential; students responsible for food/lodging. Students should expect to spend the weekend on a clinical rotation. Please refer to schedule provided in student letters.
Accompanying Medical Kits:
Any of our intermediate level medical kits would complement this course and give students the tools necessary to utilize their new medical skills. View kits here.
Key Topics Covered:
By combining National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) education with the United States Coast Guard Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC) and Remote EMT curriculum, the H-REMT enables successful course participants to work as an EMT in a wide variety of environments. The H-REMT curriculum educates students on high-level medical skills and topics that include advanced wound closure (suturing and stapling), Foley catheterization, antibiotic therapy, IV administration, sick call and primary care, pediatrics, geriatrics, and childbirth.
Additionally, the course covers travel medicine, telemedicine, medical kit integration, lifting and moving patients, advanced airway management, oxygen administration, shock, thoracic trauma, head injuries, dental emergencies, musculoskeletal injuries, respiratory and cardiac emergencies, mass-casualty incidents, anaphylaxis, cold and heat emergencies, altitude, immersion, submersion, and more. Download course outline here.
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