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