For NCAC BSA youth and adults going on high adventure trips
consider this American Red Cross Course

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

The course provides a foundation of First Aid skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have rapid EMS response (wilderness and remote environments, urban disasters - earthquakes and hurricanes).

There are two prerequisites

Possess current adult CPR/AED certification
      Be at least 14 years of age by the last day of the course
There are NO WAIVERS to these prerequisites


   Wilderness and Remote First Aid Kits
   Primary (Initial) Assessment
   Secondary (Focused) Assessment
   CALLing for Help and Evacuation Considerations
   Shock and Heart Attack
   Chest Injuries
   Head (Brain), Neck and Spinal Injuries
   Wounds and Wound Infection
   Bone and Joint Injuries
   Abdominal Illnesses
   Heat-Related lllnesses
   Altitude Illnesses
   Submersion Incidents
   Allergies and Anaphylaxis

WRFA can be taught by a currently authorized WRFA instructor

The course length is about 16 hours

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December 14, 2014