www.prolongedfieldcare.org is the official site of the Prolonged Field Care Working Group. Some of the members of NGCM are also involved with PFC.
Prolonged Field Care should not be attempted until mastery of TCCC is attained. While the content is mainly geared towards Special Operations and Forces medics, the basics is what saves lives and there is plenty of applicable information.
The podcasts are good to listen to, and afterward head to “Downloads” and you’ll have plenty to save, print and laminate to help with training, as well as put in the aid bag and aid station.
Posts about PFC:
- Alternative Hydration Options - Replacing fluids during resuscitation whilst working in a remote clinic can be challenging. The best option, of course, is whole blood followed by various intravenous solutions. Few remote locations have whole blood outside of the walking blood bank option which is still a hot top in the industry and unfortunately, not widely accepted. Once you […]
- Oral or I.V. fluid for Heat Casualties and Dehydration on extended patrols? - On multiple occasions, missions have taken longer than previously thought. (Shocking, I know.) When briefed that it’s only a few hours some may take less (or even no) water on mission to ‘stay lighter’, and then the mission can end up taking days instead of hours. This is a situation the Medic going […]
- Prolonged Field Care for the Combat Medic - We anticipate the future threat environment may require casualty care holding that exceeds current evacuation planning factors (i.e. the Golden Hour). — LTG Nadja West, Army Surgeon General addressing the Senate Committee on Appropriations, March 2017 The Army Medical Department is pushing for medics to be capable of caring for a wounded patient in the event […]
- Tranexamic Acid - Tranexamic Acid or TXA is a drug administered for a variety of reasons. In Japan, women can by it over the counter for heavy menstrual bleeding. It is used for prophylaxis before some knee surgeries to prevent bleeding. In the military, it is used as an antifibrinolytic in trauma patients, it had been used for […]