SOLO Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
The Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) course is SOLO’s flagship medical program. It is an intense, in-depth, month-long program designed for people who need a higher level of training.
SOLO Wilderness First Responder
SOLO’s Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course is the recognized industry standard for those who work as backcountry trip leaders, camp counselors, mountain guides, river guides, and ski patrollers.
SOLO Wilderness First Aid
Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.
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The Oldest Continuously Operating School of Wilderness Medicine in the World
Since 1976, with the opening of the SOLO campus, a facility dedicated to providing wilderness medicine education at all levels, SOLO has been the undisputed leader in wilderness medicine. Still privately owned by the same people who conceived the idea, designed the courses, and built a campus, SOLO now offers courses across the country and around the world.
Known for their innovative and motivational techniques, SOLO programs stay in the forefront of medical advancements in a large part because of the active involvement of SOLO’s founder Dr. Frank Hubbell on the NH Medical Control Board as well as SOLO”s ongoing participation in curriculum consensus groups. Despite the serious nature of the material, SOLO believes in the importance of humor and strives to create a safe, student-centered environment to enhance learning.
Lee Frizzell, Executive Director
The Murray Hamlet Lecture Series
Okay, so what exactly is a Murray Hamlet?
Dr. Hamlet was a scientist at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, working as a director at their Cold Injury Laboratory, and is an exceptional speaker and teacher—always interesting, very humorous, and a great story teller. We have created a series of one-day workshops that give Dr. Hamlet and his support team the opportunity to pass on years of knowledge in the non-traditional teaching environment at SOLO.
Each specific workshop will include a detailed review of the underlying physiology and pathophysiology, and discuss recognition, treatment, and prevention. Each lecture will be illustrated, and reinforced using patient case studies. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a renowned expert who is also a gifted teacher and lecturer. Don’t miss it!
Workshop topics include:
Cold-Related Injuries, Heat-Related Injuries, Barotrauma, A Day of Bites & Stings, International and Travel-Related Illnesses, Pet Injuries, Altitude, Terrorism-Related Injuries, Disaster Preparedness and Disaster-Related Injuries
SOLO Training Scenario
This short video will give you a feeling for what the wilderness medicine training at SOLO looks like and feels like. We make the hands-on mock scenarios as realistic as possible to best prepare our students for real-life emergencies.
SOLO Wilderness Medicine
Announces the publication of:
Working In Less than Desirable Conditions
And Remote Environments
The most authoritative, beautiful, comprehensive,
and up-to-date, wilderness medicine textbook ever created.
Written by industry pioneer Dr. Frank Hubbell
330 pages, hard cover
Hundreds of photographs
Dozens of illustrations, graphs, and charts
It’s a teaching text and a reference book
40 years of experience between two covers!
Many Thousands of Students Over the Years, Let’s See What Some Have To Say?
I started experiencing SOLO’s wonderful offerings as a student when I completed the WFA and WFR courses through the college. The level of instruction exceeded all of my expectations. Now as I work with them professionally to set up courses I am always impressed by the level of service I recieve. Every year I look forward to working with them because of their friendliness and prompt assistance – they make you feel like part of the family.
If the course is 10 students or 30 plus the facilitators successfully incorporate the students to the SOLO world of medicine. Learning is integrated with both classroom and practical outdoor accident hands-on scenarios so that the student gains the maximum potential of the course. SOLO leads the industry in course breadth and new programs.
SOLO has trained hundreds of leaders for the Dartmouth Outing Club and our student leaders are always well-prepared for the challenges of leading their peers through the wilderness. We work closely with SOLO to tailor the trainings to our needs and they are always flexible and accommodating. It’s a pleasure to work with them and comforting to know that our students have been through their program
Plastic Cards Now Available
SOLO has recently made a new card option available for anyone with a current Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness EMT certification. These cards are made of durable plastic that will allow you to take your card into the backcountry without having to worry about it ripping, getting water stained, or blowing away.
If you would like to upgrade your current certification to a plastic card, we have a form you can use to get-it-done!