Wild Med CPR + First Aid

Learn how to prevent and treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries so you can Reduce anxiety, Be more self-reliant, and Adventure with abandon. 

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Most people don't know.. 

Most people don't know how to relieve choking, control a major bleed, or use critical life-saving tools such as an Epipen, AED, or Tourniquet. And so, they limit their experiences, travel, and adventure or worse yet, when they encounter emergencies they feel frozen and unprepared.

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to learn these and many other life-saving skills so you can reduce anxiety, be more self-reliant, and adventure with abandon. 

After this course, you will have the skills to prevent emergencies, and effectively respond to those that can not be prevented. Imagine setting off on adventures feeling relaxed, self-reliant, and ready for anything! 

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We come to you or host you for an amazing, immersive, and highly experiential course. 

In-Person Courses


Engage with Wild Med's signature system of self-directed, high-quality online coursework and then attend a live online Skills Lab to lock in your learning. 

Online Courses


Complete online coursework and then attend an immersive, experiential, live in-person Skills Lab.

Hybrid Courses

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Meet your Instructor >

Nicole Thurrell, CEO Institute for Wild Med, has degrees in Psychology and Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina. She has been an EMT since 2001. She worked in many aspects of wilderness therapy for nearly a decade - expedition leader, health director, director of admissions. In addition to the roles listed above, she has been an adventure racer, a raft guide, high ropes facilitator, a clinician for kids with Autism, a Waldorf high school teacher, and a mom. She is a passionate educator who loves turning people on to strategies for being more confident and comfortable in nature. She lives in a solar village in Greenfield, MA.
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What people are saying:


This is hands down the highest quality CPR course I have taken. The format is convenient and effective.  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!

- Sabrina V.


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!

- Mary S.


"This was BY FAR one of the best courses I have EVER taken. The amount of practical knowledge and real-life lessons imparted in small chunks over 21 days was amazing. I highly recommend everyone take this course!" 

-Ayaz S.

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Adventure with Abandon