Prolonged Field Care (PFC) is now recognized internationally in SOF medicine as an area of key emphasis for education and training. Prior to December 2013, formal organization and guidance within the United States (US) military medical community was scant. Subsequently, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) initiated the PFC working group; as part of the 2013 USSOCOM strategic plan, we partnered with academia to produce guidance and position papers. Those initiatives require transformation into practical applications in educating and training medics at the unit level to augment clinical practice.
The goal of this poster and website is to demonstrate what we have learned while meeting and discussing PFC as well as running extensive training scenarios. This will help other units and medics to begin running their own scenarios in order to empower and educate those of all skill levels and backgrounds in the difficulties of caring for a critically ill patient for a long period of time with little help. Over the past 2 years we have written position papers aimed at the level of the medic with recommendations of how care changes past the initial hour of care which are included as free downloads. Please share this site and it’s contents with anyone you think it may benefit.
The PFC Working Group would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have helped both directly and indirectly in far-surpassing what we had hoped to accomplish in prolonged field care with much more to come.