Wilderness Medicine Courses
The Whitewater Rescue Institute has partnered with Aerie Backcountry Medicine to offer our students a wide-range of medical classes, taught by professional care providers and experienced outdoor enthusiasts. All Aerie courses are scenario-based, focusing on injury and illness prevention, patient assessment, and decision-making. In general, longer classes have more numerous and more involved scenarios. For example, a 16-hour Wilderness First Aid course covers much the same information as a 72-hour Wilderness First Responder class. The major difference between the courses lies in the time allotted to scenarios and practical review. Please contact us with any questions about other differences between classes.