Course Dates: 4-6 Oct 19 & 25-27 Oct 2019
Cost: $675.00 (Meals included)
Minimum Age: 16 years old
Are you a member of a local Search and Rescue team, Ski Patrol unit member, Emergency Medical Technician, or do you spend long periods of time hunting, camping or adventuring in the outdoors?
Then please join us for our Wilderness Medical Upgrade!
The Wilderness Medical Upgrade course is designed to teach those that are medical professionals, responders to rural or wilderness environments, and or trip leaders. This course teaches the skills necessary to assess, treat and care for patients or clients in the back country setting. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patient scenarios will reinforce learning and challenge skills known and learned. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions.
Graduates of this course that possesses a current EMS certification (EMT/ PARAMEDIC) will receive their Wilderness EMT credential upon successful completion of the course. Those that do not possess a current EMS certification will receive a Wilderness First Responder Credential upon successful completion of this course. Our course is registered with NASAR and students will receiver both a SRTC completion and NASAR qualification.
Late Registration Starts 1 September 2019. Course fee will increase to $825.00 per student after that date if seats are available.
- Active Emergency Responder / First Responder, WFR, EMT, Paramedic, RN or MD credential.
State College University park Airport is nearby and transportation to and from the airport will be made available if requested for a $35.00 Fee. Only transportation to and from University Park Airport is provided.
The airport also has a rental car agency on site. (Enterprise, Hertz, National)
If flying or driving please plan to arrive Friday 2 August 2019 by 1900.
Class will dismiss at 1800 on Sunday, 4 August 2019. We encourage those wishing to fly that flight arrangements be made to depart Monday 5 August 2019. Those staying on site are subject to all regular hotel check out procedures and times.
Affordable lodging is available on site!
The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle offers on site lodging accommodations that are relaxing, spacious and comfortable. Lodging is limited and not included in the course fee. Please call the Nature Inn to reserve your lodging.
The next losest hotels are located in State College or Lock Haven areas. About a 25-35 minute drive from the training site. Due to lodging being available on sight no arrangements have been made with local Hotels. Average hotel cost locally is $110 per night.
Multiple bed and breakfasts are also near the training area. Three are within a 20 minute drive
Cooke Tavern Bed & Breakfast
The Lead Horse Bed & Breakfast
Keller House B&B
The Dobson House
Bed & Breakfast at the Rock Garden
Registration & Policies
Tuition for the course is $675.00, and a deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve a spot in the course. Tuition balance is due 45 days out from the course. Course cost after 22 October 2018 will be $825.00. Tuition is non-transferable and is payable by check, credit card, PayPal or cash. Tuition covers textbooks, syllabus, course equipment, and certification cards. SRTC is not obligated to allow any student to attend a course until SRTC paperwork has been received, reviewed and approved by SRTC.
Payment in full for lodging is required to reserve your lodging for the course if you choose to utilize our lodging option.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
If a student cancels out of the course or withdraws from a course:
- If greater than or equal to 45 days prior to the starting date of the course, Sergeant Rescue will also retain a $55.00 site cancelation fee.
- Within 45 days of the course start date (12 October 2018), tuition or deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Lodging fees are 100% refundable for any cancelation prior to (12 October 2018).
- Within 45 days lodging fees will not be non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Participants that cancel or withdraw from a course are still responsible for cancelation fees even if payment has not been sent or processed. (Applies if you cancel within 30 days of a course.
A full refund will be given if we need to cancel the course for any reason.
Late Payment Policy
Participants that register and choose pay via company check or personal check must submit payment in a timely manner. Payment is due no later than 10 days after your registrations is submitted. If payment is not post marked prior to this date a late fee will be assessed. Late fees will either be invoiced separately or added to any outstanding balance.
- Initial late fee is $25.00
- An additional fee of $15.00 per week will also be assessed if payment is delayed past 7 days from registration.
- Late fee policy applies to payment plan participants.
SRTC Student Agreement
(Including Assumption of Risks and Agreement of Release of Indemnity)
A SRTC Student Agreement will be sent to you with your welcome packer upon successful completion of registration. Bring the two-page signed document to the first day of the course. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the document as well. Without a signed document, you cannot participate in the course. SRTC participants, including minors, will have unsupervised free time throughout the course. Any activities during the free time are not part of the SRTC program and are at the sole risk of the participant.
Payment Plan Policy
If you register and select deposit only, you will automatically be enrolled in the course payment plan. Course payment plan does not apply to lodging fees. You will be invoiced via online payment options and payments will be spread out over two addition months.
Diabetic Emergencies & Management
Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
26 Oct 19 - Day 5
Urinary & Reproductive Issues
Search and Rescue & Wilderness Rescue
Leadership & Teamwork in the Wilderness
Blood Bourne & Transmittable Diseases
Toxins & Poisoning
Introduction to Expedition Medicine
A continental breakfast and full lunch are provided during the course and that is included in the course fees. Coffee and drink service will also be available throughout out the day!
There are many great restaurants in the State College Area and Lock Haven areas, both local and chain as dinner options.
Wilderness vs. Urban Medicine
Wilderness Patient Assessment Techniques
Spinal Injuries & Treatments
Field Spinal Assessment
Wounds & Management
Fractures & Dislocation Management
Cold Weather Injuries & Emergencies
Heat & Hot Weather Emergencies
Submersion & Drowning
Bites & Stings
Wilderness Emergency Scenarios
The class will be located at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle in Howard PA.
201 Warbler Way, Howard PA 16841
"TRAINING FOR CHAOS"