Course Descriptions

Wilderness Medicine

Source to Sea Medicine is a Licensed Provider for Wilderness Medicine Training Center International courses.

If you are interested in a hybrid course format, please read the blog article: Is a Hybrid Course in Wilderness Medicine Right for You? before registering and paying for the course.

Wilderness First Aid 

Our standard WFA is 3-days long (24-26 hours); the practical session of our hybrid WFA is only 2-days (18-20 hours) but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam in order to attend. A WFA course may be the best choice for weekend campers, people taking day hikes within cell phone coverage, and those who are just looking for basic instruction. If you like it and want more, you can always come back later and take a longer, more intensive course. Our WFA course meets the Boy Scouts of America and the American Camping Association trip leader requirements. This course may be used to recertify current WMTC WAFA, WFR, & WEMT certifications.

Wilderness Advanced First Aid

Our standard WAFA is 5-days long (40-45 hours) ; the practical session of our hybrid WAFA is only 3-days (26-30 hours) but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam in order to attend. This course is best suited for people who want a bit more than our WFA has to offer, or those who expect to deal with potentially spine-injured patients. Keep in mind that the majority of our WAFA graduates come back to take a full Wilderness First Responder course. If you have the time, you might want to go that route. This course may be used to recertify current WMTC WAFA, WFR, & WEMT certifications.

Wilderness First Responder

Our standard WFR course is 9-days long (80 hours); the practical session of our hybrid WFR is only 5-days (45-50 hours) but requires pre-course study and successful completion of six online exams in order to attend. This course is best suited for outdoor professionals, those who take multi-day or longer personal trips, those who take part in high risk activities (rock climbing, whitewater paddling, mountaineering, multi-week expeditions of all kinds, etc.), or those who simply want to know more about wilderness medicine. Certification as a Wilderness First Responder is the industry standard for outdoor instructors and guides. We recommend taking the full course every six years. Adult & Child CPR/AED certification is included.

WFR and W-EMT Recertification

Graduates from approved wilderness medicine schools may recertify with us by successfully completing a Recertification Course or by completing a Wilderness First Aid course and passing our online WFR & WEMT Recertification test if they are currently certified or in their grace period. Click here for a list of currently approved providers. Our standard WFR & WEMT Recertification course is 3 days ling; our hybrid WFR & WEMT Recertification course is only 2 days long but requires pre-course study and successful completion of an online exam.

Custom Wilderness Medicine Clinics

An excellent option for commercial outfitters, we tailor a curriculum to enhance your understanding of the most common issues you might see in your specific environment. Pre-season review with your crew will promote crew uniformity and better prepare you as a team in the event of a wilderness emergency. Full day and half day Clinics are available. Clinics cannot be used to obtain a Wilderness Medicine certification or recertify your current certification. Please e-mail alexis@sourcetoseamedicine.com with any questions or for more information.

Urban First Response

Bleeding Control Basics

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the action of unstable people and the dangerous impulses of friends and relative are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. A Bleeding Control Basics class trains immediate responders to save lives by learning proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. The course is about 1.5 hours long and FREE. Contact alexis@sourcetoseamedicine.com if you are interested in joining or hosting a Bleeding Control Basics class.