August 3, 2022 6:00-7:00 PM EST

Wilderness First Aid Update Course for

Forest Therapy Guides

Free Training for Forest Therapy Guides:

  • Receive the newest WFA best practices

  • Learn major updates to Tourniquet and Hypothermia protocols

  • Check out new models of Epinephrine Administration devices

  • Differentiate key aspects of CPR in the backcountry

  • Q&A with Wilderness EMT, Nicole Roma Thurrell

Join us for the Update Course!

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 a Wilderness 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 the idilic little village of Montague Center in the Pioneer Valley.
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What people are saying about Wild Med:

Wow, wow, wow, I can not say enough good things about this course, not only is the content exactly what I needed for the ANFT certification, it was delivered in an incredible format, and style. Nicole is an incredible educator and it is evident she is passionate about sharing her wisdom with others.

-Hope Carwile 



I've had to do CPR trainings numerous times over the years as an educator. This time was different. I LEARNED IT. I REALLY feel like I not only understand what I need to do, but why. It's empowering. There was a thoroughness that made it click. Nicole is a phenomenal instructor and her clear delivery made it so natural to absorb. For as long as I need to update my training, I will be attending WildMed without question.

-Amy Shamansky 

I took the online WFA and CPR classes from Nicole and I am amazed at just how much more I feel like I learned from this online course and skills lab than any other classes I have taken elsewhere in the past. It was so clear, concise and engaging. It was very easy for me to understand and assimilate all the information. I feel way more confident about my skills now and that I can approach any scenario with the new grounded clarity that I discovered as I moved through this course. I am so grateful for all that I learned and to feel so much more confident in my CPR and Wilderness First Aid skills. If you are looking to gain experience in these skills than look no further! This course is relaxed, interesting, engaging and very supportive to cultivating the skills you need to feel confident in your natural human nature to help others in times of need. A great big thank you Nicole for all that you have created for our greater communities!

-Raven Nolan 



Learn About Our Full Wilderness First Aid Course

Wilderness First Aid Essentials + CPR

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