The Wilderness First Responder is the standard backcountry first aid certification for travel and adventure professional. Typically held over nine days, this 80-hour program focused on developing comprehensive patient assessment skills and effective field emergency management and evacuation strategies. Specific emphasis is placed on practical skills, taught and practiced through simulations and scenarios to condition participants to perform medical intervention techniques effectively under pressure. Ultimately the Wilderness First Responder must be capable of recognizing and managing a wide variety of medical or traumatic conditions and additionally play a proactive role in prevention.