Wild Med is an award-winning leader in CPR, First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid Education
For over 20 years, we've been training people to skillfully and lovingly care for their fellow humans when unexpected emergency situations occur. We train thousands of students each year in over 30 countries. Get the skills and hands-on training you need to be more self-reliant and enjoy peace of mind on this amazing, unpredictable adventure called life.
Giving back is a big part of our mission. We donate 15% of our profits to mission-driven organizations.
We are honored to work with these highly-regarded organizations.
Professional Training with a Personal Approach
- Dynamic and engaging courses in-person and online
- Learn the knowledge and skills to keep your family, staff, and students safe
- Develop the skills needed to prevent emergencies and effectively respond to those that cannot be prevented
- Build resilience and confidence to face the unknown
- Train with passionate and highly-skilled instructors who bring years of experience and expertise to their work
Who Takes Our Courses?
We work with individuals and organizations from all walks of life. From nature-based educators, forest therapy guides, camp counselors and field biologists, to ski patrollers, utility workers, teachers, doctors, parents, and college outing clubs, just to name a few.
We are committed to helping you prevent and treat injuries so you can take on any adventure with peace of mind.
Check Out Our Featured Courses
Learn skills to resuscitate Adults, Children, and Infants in the event of life-threatening situations such as Cardiac Arrest, Stroke, Drowning, Electrocution, Trauma, and more.
CPR, Choking Relief, as well as Narcan and AED are all covered in this highly-experiential course so you can skillfully respond to the most acute situations.
Learn skills to prevent and treat the most common illnesses and injuries encountered in everyday life.
Topics include Bleeding, Fractures, Head Trauma, Shock, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Dehydration, Burns, Allergies, and more so you can feel peace of mind in your daily life and on big adventures alike.
WILDERNESS FIRST AID
Learn skills to prevent and respond like a boss to both the most common and the most serious issues encountered in nature in this highly-immersive and experiential course.
Includes a deeper dive into all skills from First Aid plus Splinting, Spinal Management, Vital Signs, Extended Patient Care, and more.
"Best course ever taken!
And that is a lot of courses being an OT for over 25 years. Fun, informative, and easily digestible. Good balance between coursework and interactive learning."
— Sherry Kenin, Nature-based OT, Timbernook Provider
Most Courses are available both Online and In-Person
Here’s how it works.
After registering, you will have immediate access to your on-demand, online coursework. Look forward to engaging, dynamic videos, actions, and quizzes.
You will have access to the course content for 1 year.
Live Online Skills Lab
Once online coursework is complete, join us for a Live Online Skills Lab to crystallize your learning and get your questions answered.
After completing your coursework and Skills Lab, you will receive your nationally recognized certification.
We offer in-person trainings nationally and internationally throughout the year. We also offer hybrid options that combine dynamic online coursework with in-person Skills Labs. All courses are highly experiential and are taught by Wild Med instructors.
Check our SCHEDULE for upcoming course dates and locations.
After the course is completed, you will receive your nationally recognized certification.
You can host a Wild Med course at your organization, group, or school. LEARN MORE
Meet your Instructors
My name is Nicole. I am the CEO and Director of Education at the Institute for Wild Med. I am a Wilderness EMT and have degrees in Recreation Therapy and Psychology.
Our instructors are not only experts in their field but also compassionate and fun-loving educators committed to helping you get the training you need to care for your fellow humans with skill and love. They've got your back!MEET OUR TEAM
Host Wild Med at Your Location
Do you need a training at your organization or school? Hosting is convenient, fun, and highly engaging for your team, students, or staff. We offer in-person, online, and hybrid options.
"This was the most engaging and beneficial first aid class I've ever taken.
Nicole did an excellent job of making the class hands-on and allowing us to use critical thinking and problem-solving, something missing from most first-aid classes. She also treated every student in the class with respect and truly set up an atmosphere where we were free to ask questions without judgment."
"I feel confident and ready to respond to an emergency if needed.
Wild Med's virtual course was so dynamic and the way information was presented was so interesting I felt like I was there in person! I gained so much knowledge and confidence through this course. Thank you!"
"This class will benefit everyone!
With a nursing background I was skeptical how much I would learn in this class. I was blown away with videos, they kept my attention, taught me new things, the instructor Nicole does a fabulous job teaching others to critically think in unfavorable circumstances, and her real life experiences are great to hear."
"Wild Med is fantastic!
I've taken a WFA class and a refresher. Both times the instruction was far better than any class I've taken before. The instructors are engaging, set ENGAGING scenarios to practice your skills, answer every question to the fullest, and are altogether the best ever. Everyone should choose Wild Med."
"I have never had such an engaging experience during a CPR class.
My entire staff raved about how it was the best one they have ever attended. Nicole Thurrell is animated and informative. What a great class!"
"I have participated in many CPR/First Aid trainings...
...yet the Wild Med course was seriously the first to leave me feeling confident in providing patient care! The teachers are enthusiastic, fun, and knowledgeable! I was never bored, and I think that is saying a lot when it comes to an online training."
"The Wild Med 21-Day Challenge was fantastic!
The short videos presented each day are both interesting and comprehensive, and break down the information in such a way that the content really sticks with you. I love that the videos will remain accessible to me even after the course ends. The live skills sessions were equally well-done, and, on top of that, Wild Med customer service is top notch. (Oh, and their First Aid Kits are incredible!)"
"I feel well trained and prepared to help those in need.
This training was above and beyond my expectations. As a nature educator and Forestry Therapy Guide in training I recommend this course for anyone that spends time outdoors. Thank you!"
"I will not take a CPR course with anyone else now.
I am always so pleased with WildMed! The instructions are clear, the process is smooth and the material is easy to absorb and is delivered in a - dare I say - FUN way!"
"The instructor was very knowledgeable, professional, and related topics to real life scenarios based on our jobs.
Our organization loved our course. Absolutely would recommend!"
"They were able to keep the group engaged, informed, and entertained throughout the 6-hour course.
We hired WildMed for a CPR and Safety training course for our field crews. Nicole and Adrienne are SO knowledgeable. There was a lot of hands-on training, and they understand the importance of keeping people moving around and involved. I appreciated a glimpse into their own experiences as they're highly skilled EMTs who have seen a lot. The group always felt comfortable asking questions. Hire them!"
"Absolutely the BEST CPR course I've ever taken!
After 25+ years of being CPR certified, the renewal courses have become pretty boring and ho-hum. Not this renewal course - it was engaging, informative and empowering. I feel more prepared for an emergency than I ever have before. Thank you so much!"
"This is hands down the highest quality CPR course I have taken.
Nicole's delivery is excellent. She is enthusiastic, professional and responsive. She went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. And I didn't expect it to be so much fun! I highly recommend this course!"
"I was shocked at how effective online learning could be for this material.
I have taken many CPR/First Aid classes over the years and this was the best! Thanks to the skill of the trainers and their clear depth of knowledge of the material, I feel like I learned and am retaining the information better than I ever had. The recorded modules and the live sessions were all excellent, and I'm really grateful for this information."
—Heather D., WFA-E + CPR graduate
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