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Wilderness

First Aid

Introduction

Differences between Wilderness and Urban setting:

Definition: Wilderness medicine protocols are in effect when      you are more than one hour from definitive            medical care.

Time with patient:  This can be anywhere from an hour to

       days at a time

Environment: You may be dealing with extreme

           environments in addition to the

injured or ill patient.

Improvisation: You may need to create tools for treatment

and evacuation from what is available

Communications: May be limited or unavailable

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