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News: Medical professionals can upgrade their wilderness medicine skills with Roane State
News: Medical professionals can upgrade their wilderness medicine skills with Roane State

Students conducting emergency exercise in wooded setting

Photo by Fred Baty

Roane State is offering a Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals (WUMP) course designed for EMTs, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, other medical professionals and medical students.

Students will learn how to deal with difficult environments, improvise equipment and make crucial medical decisions in remote regions. Seasoned instructors will guide students through five days of intense, hands-on learning. The WUMP course will keep students engaged in wilderness medicine curriculum through case studies and practical scenarios with mock patients.

Students must be 18 or older to participate.

Roane State instructors are Advanced Wilderness Life Support certified with decades of experience in emergency medicine and search-and-rescue. Roane State’s Wilderness Program is nationally recognized as a leader in wilderness medicine.

  • Dates: Sept 29-Oct. 3
  • Time: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Cost: $350

Location: Roane State’s Tamke-Allen Observatory. Get directions.

Register today. Call 865-531-8051 for more information.

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