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PFC Sponsored by SOMA

The Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) was founded in 1992.   It now consists of hundreds of members in pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine.  The primary goal of the association is to advance the art and science of special operations medical care through the education and professional development of special operations medical providers. This is where the Prolonged Field Care Working Group and our website come into play. Continue reading PFC Sponsored by SOMA

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery on the Future of PFC

The following article was published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  If you haven’t read it, it’s a great look into the amount of time and effort being put into the research and solving of problems having to do with Prolonged Field Care based on our 10 Capabilities model.  This includes everything from improvement of enroute care to organ replacement and futuristic methods of targeted resupply.  Check out table 2 in the article linked below to get a better idea of what I’m talking about.

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Ahead of the curve sustained innovation for future combat casualty care J TRAUMA OCT 2015

Authors: Todd E. Rasmussen, MD, David G. Baer, PhD, Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD, and Brian C. Lein, MD, Fort Detrick, Maryland

SOMSA 2016 Academic Posters

This was my third time attending SOMSA and each time I seem to be more and more busy with my involvement in the working group, networking and just catching up with buddies I haven’t seen in a while.    In the past I would try and naively

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