Wilderness First Responder
This is an intensive six-day course designed for outdoor instructors and enthusiasts leading or participating in remote expeditions where evacuation may be protracted and complex. It is growing in reputation as the gold standard in training, and conforms to the Wilderness Medical Societyâ€™s Wilderness First Responder syllabus, which is widespread in the USA. Much of the training happens in the outdoors.
Training is designed for people going on expedition who have standard expedition first aid equipment with them (as opposed to rescue team equipment). Emphasis is on being self-reliant, improvisation with the kit that you have, and dealing competently with both life-threatening and run-of-the-mill situations. It is for people who may not have access to online medical support from a doctor.