Wilderness first aid, or “WFA”, is a generic term that commonly refers to any training course that focuses on prevention, assessment, and treatment for an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. This is defined as being an hour or more away from advanced care.
WFA courses are intended for anyone planning a remote high adventure, from lay responders to medical professionals.
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LOCATION: Double V Scout Ranch
- ADDRESS: 3801 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713
COST: $70 per person
WFA prepares participants to identify and address medical issues that can arise in the backcountry.
Generally, WFA courses contain substantial medical information and teach skills to respond to medical emergencies in the wild. It is important to remember that many providers offer “wilderness first aid” courses, but the courses vary in content, duration, accreditation, and other factors.