Hawaiʻi Outdoors is a proud partner of the Wilderness Medicine Training Center (WMTC). Together we bring the most comprehensive Wilderness Medicine courses to the outdoor community. Study wilderness medicine techniques in a rain forest setting near Volcanoes National Park, on the beach in Maui, the famous North Shore of Oahu, or other locations around the state. These courses are a must for outdoor professionals and all outdoor enthusiasts. Geared towards adults, the average student age is 20’s and 30’s, with participants up to their 50’s and 60’s. Learn to confidently handle critical situations in a remote setting; like wound management, spinal injuries, head trauma, shock, and more! Learn to improvise with things available on an outdoor expedition. Although geared towards the backcountry, the first aid knowledge you’ll gain easily translates to the front-country as well! The instructors are knowledgeable, experienced, and animated. Classroom time is never dull, with realistic practice scenarios in the outdoors. Expect good acting… and lots of fake blood! Most importantly, these courses give you the tools to make correct decisions in critical wilderness situations. Because WMTC certifications are rarely offered here in the islands, we coordinate these courses as a service to the community. We offer them about twice a year, during the Spring and Fall, alternating between different islands. Early enrollment is critical to ensure the courses are a success, so don’t delay! * Certification is valid for three years. For more info on the Wilderness Medicine Training Center, check out www.wildmedcenter.com
(We do not have any courses scheduled at the moment. Our next window looks to be this February. Please sign up for our email list below, and we will send you an announcement when we are ready to enroll. Mahalo!)
Meet Your Instructor!
Patrick Noble is a Nationally Registered Paramedic with 20 years experience in Emergency Medicine, 10 years experience teaching, and countless hours working and playing in the backcountry. He brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to teaching Wilderness Medicine. As an instructor, Patrick is skilled at keeping a course focussed while also encouraging curiosity and most importantly, FUN. He has worked as a Firefighter and Paramedic, Pro Ski Patrol, and in an Urgent Care clinic. His favorite place to be is outdoors where he likes to rock climb, kayak, body surf, ski, bike and backpack. Patrick has been teaching in Hawaii for several years and scenarios often involve real locations/incidents from the islands.
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