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. 

In 2 days 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! 

What You'll Learn

In this course you will learn to prevent emergencies and save lives.

  • Assessment - Patient History, Vitals, Exam

  • Trauma - Shock, Bleeding Control, Head Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Burns

  • Environmental - Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Allergies

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Course Details

  • Umass Amherst , MA

  • 10:00-6:30 both days

  • This course will take place indoors and outside, please come prepared to be out in any weather.

Meet your Instructor...

Nicole Roma Thurrell, WEMT

Nicole 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.

What people are saying...

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Hands Down

by Sabrina

“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!”

Absolutely the BEST

“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!”

You should be...

"You [Nicole] should be the only person allowed to teach this course"

Perfect Fit

"As a nature-based occupational therapist, I found the Wild Med CPR and First Aid course to be a perfect fit for my work. The course was comprehensive yet delivered efficiently. I was able to process through the easy-to access modules at a pace and schedule convenient to me but I also had supportive interactions with the instructor during the live skills sessions. The scenarios were relevant to my work and the instructor was very relatable. I highly recommend this course to both professionals and parents that take their kids outdoors in all environments."


"I have taken 1st Aid and CPR courses with Nicole in person and online. Both are phenomenal. She is an excellent teacher, and has created an extremely well-organized, informative, and memorable course. I feel prepared!"

Wouldn't be without...

by Hanna

"I received the first aid kit as a gift and was floored by how thoughtfully put together and complete it is! I'll never need anything else to go for a hike, the beach, or just an outing. Before I hodge podged many different kits together but now I have one that has items I hadn't even thought of but now wouldn't be without and in a handy carry case to boot!! Easily one of the most useful, most appreciated gifts I've ever received! Think I'll start giving them as gifts☺️"