First aid in remote areas
The practice of first aid in areas remote from quick medical assistance is far more demanding than that required in a suburban environment. Remoteness from medical aid is mostly determined by the time required for assistance to arrive, and could be influenced by:
- weather conditions, which may hamper or prevent travel out or help returning
- size and experience of the party, which could be too small or inexperienced to seek help safely
- rescue and evacuation facilities available in the area at the time.
Assistance could be several hours, or possibly several days, away.