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      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. 

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      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.


  1. Thank you for taking the time to check out our webpage. Many man hours and work have gone into the researching, debating and editing the information presented. We believe that the sharing of this information to all medics and providers is what will have the largest impact on patient survivability and subsequent quality of life. Please share our link via any social media you have access to, in order to help get the word out. The majority of medics that I talk to, have yet to be introduced to prolonged field care! Also, if you have anything you think may help the PFC community and/or working group please post it here and I will make sure we post it for everyone’s benefit and education.

    1. You guys have done a great job and a service to the community as a whole. I look forward to working with the group in the future.

      1. Greg,

        Thanks for comment and thanks to Paul for getting this off the ground and running with it! Please share comments about the website or content.


    2. Paul! What’s up brother? I still am using all that data dump you gave me from refresher lol. Hey bud great job on this I am going to utilize it on my next pump

      1. That’s great to hear! Let me know if there is anything else you guys are working on or are looking for solutions to, we have quite a few irons in the fire right now.

  2. Thank you for your great work. It seems to be essential for all of us since We are still learning. Best wishes from Poland. I am going to visit your webpage very often.
    “Sikor” SOCM 😉

  3. Hi, I downloaded the Tactical Medicine Collective google drive folder, and I am looking to put it all on a flash drive for offline use, do you have any tips on how to do this, and do you know how large the file will be?

    1. The drive is currently 5 gigs. You should add the Google Drive app/program to your personal laptop and or phone in order to access it later.

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