Our Remote Emergency Medical Technician course is for individuals seeking an EMT certification with a high likelihood of working professionally in remote areas worldwide. The course is recommended for individual adventurers and outdoor-industry professionals looking for a higher level of medical certification.
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 REMT meets and exceeds wilderness medical standards by covering all Wilderness EMT (WEMT) curriculum, while also incorporating select higher-level capabilities. This hands-on, intensive training course educates students in a wide range of skills and real-world scenarios. Students receive the EMT certification through the National Registry of EMT’s, and the US Coast Guard’s Medical Care Person in Charge (MCPIC) Certification.
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.
2 years (REMT, CPR); 5 years (MCPIC)
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.
Residential; includes food and lodging. Please note that the course does not run on weekends, although food and lodging are still provided. Students should expect to spend at least one weekend on a clinical rotation.
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 REMT enables successful course participants to work as an EMT in a wide variety of environments. The 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
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