For mountain bikers + trail & ultra runners

Trail & Backcountry First Aid For MTB & Trail Runners

Self-Paced Online Study • Innovative Hands-On Practice • Bonus Regional Course

$69

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MEETS 2021 WFME STANDARDS FOR DISTRIBUTED & DISTANCE LEARNING IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

"Life's too short not to go big."

~ Josh Bender, Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Everyone on the trail has stories.

The busted ankle five miles from the car—where you also left your cell phone.

The downhill crash over a massive drop that definitely 100% wasn't there last time.

The rattler that bit you mid-jump. And on and on.

Learn how to take stock of common MTB and trail running injuries, improvise treatment from whatever's handy, and make an informed decision about whether it's OK to keep going or get outside help.

Caught on a peak in a lightning storm?

Want to be ready for everything from sprains, fractures and blood to snakes, bears and feral hogs? Plus hypothermia and heat stroke? And the occasional face plant over a tree root?

You'll get all that—and fewer worried looks every time you head out.

Two Full Years of Unlimited Access From Date of Purchase

What You'll Learn

Via self-paced online lectures, interactive video scenarios, medical case assignments, knowledge checks & quizzes

Injury assessment & basic life support
Injury assessment and life support

MARCH & SAMPLE patient assessment protocols; breathing, circulatory & nervous system assessment; spinal stabilization; basic CPR & Heimlich maneuver training

Common outdoor medical problems
Common outdoor medical problems

Treating & stabilizing impalements, broken bones, finger amputations, muscle injuries, bleeding, wounds, cold injuries, heat illness, lightning and altitude ilness & more

Terrain, temperature & weather hazards
Terrain, temperature and weather hazards

Heat & cold related injuries; wildfires, lightning & burns; floods, tides & drowning; avalanches & earthquakes; acute mountain & altitude sickness (AMS, HACE, HAPE)

Wildlife attacks & treating injuries
Wildlife attacks and treating injuries

Dealing with grizzlies, black bears, mountain lions; snakes & scorpions; other venomous animal & insect bites, stings, rabies prevention & communicable & waterborne diseases

Basic outdoor survival skills
Terrain, temperature & weather haards

Route, logistics & supplies planning; avoiding getting lost, signaling for rescue; finding and treating water for safe drinking, maximizing chances of being found alive

Learn to improvise medical care
with everyday items

Demonstrate skills like splinting, tourniquets and neck braces on volunteer "patients" via video and photo submissions.

Get personalized feedback from our medical faculty on each and every assignment.

Natalie practical skills demo

Skills training on basic CPR, tourniquets, neck braces, splints, compression bandages, Epipens & more

Practice your new skills at home or at work using yourself, family, friends or coworkers as patients

Improvise medical care with everyday items

Learn to treat injuries & save lives using everyday items to improvise splints, tourniquets & more

Includes Widely Accepted Two-Year Certification

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Accepted by National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, National Assn for Search & Rescue, ACA/PaddleSports (American Canoe), mountain rescue teams, ski/beach patrol, SAR teams, local Sierra Club chapters, guide & expedition businesses & many others

NOTE: As a matter of policy, federal & state agencies do not endorse specific wilderness medicine schools or programs.

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Mountain West

AK, CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY + BC

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde, Black Canyon, Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Big Sky, Glacier, Denali, Katmai National Parks & more

Appalachian Trail
Northeast

CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the AT, Adirondacks, Acadia, L. Champlain, Moosehead, Cape Cod NS, Blackstone, L. Winnipesaukee, Boston Harbor Islands & more

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Pacific West

CA, HI, OR, WA

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon National Park, Crater Lake, Mount Hood, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier, Denali National Park, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park & more

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Southwest

AZ, NM, OK, TX

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, White Sands National Park, Big Bend National Park, Lake Travis, Guadalupe Mountains National Park & US desert backcountry

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Midwest Plains

IA, KS, MO, NE, ND, SD

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Badlands, Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Ozarks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Mark Twain National Forest & more.

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Eastern

KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, US eastern coastline & more

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Great Lakes

IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for the Great Lakes, Boundary Waters, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Isle Royale National Park, Indiana Dunes National Park & more

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South

AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS

Wildlife, hazards & rescue calls for Everglades, Bogue Chitto, Kisatchie NF, Little R. Canyon, Dry Tortugas,  Natchez Tr., Chattahoochee R., Gulf Coast & more

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Survival Med Faculty

Dr. Natalie Bonthius skiing
Natalie Bonthius, MD

Founder of Survival Med & Emergency & Survival Medicine Physician, UHS-Southern California

Dr. Carson Harper
Carson Harper, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician, UHS-Southern California

Dr. Richard Ingebretsen
Richard Ingebretsen, MD

Clinical Instructor & Wild Med U Program Director, University of Utah School of Medicine

Kevin Grange, Paramedic
Kevin
Grange

Paramedic & Firefighter, Jackson Hole Fire & EMS and Grand Teton National Park

Dr. Robert Scanlon
Robert Scanlon, MD

Quadruple Board-Certified Critical Care, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine & Sleep Medicine Physician