Medical Training Resources
Garfield County Search and Rescue does not offer medical training courses.
We recommend that people receive some kind of medical training, whether it be a Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or an EMT course. It is also important that CPR training be included.
It is imperative that a person keeps current in their medical training. Like any other discipline techniques change and evolve. A “medical technique” used ten years ago is not necessarily the “medical technique” to use today.
The following is a list of resources for medical training.
Comment: A good source for wilderness medical books. Check out their store site.
Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute
Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania
230 McKee Place Suite 500
Pittsburgh PA 15213-4904
Web Page: WEMSI
WEMSI is a project of The Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania and The Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference
WEMSI’s mission is to improve medical care for people remote from the Emergency Medical Services system. We work for improved Wilderness EMS in three ways: teaching; research; and directly providing Wilderness EMS services.