Purpose: Prolonged Field Care (PFC) is now recognized internationally in Special Operation Forces (SOF) medicine as an area of key emphasis on education and training. In 2013 U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) initiated the PFC group to further study ways to save lives on the battlefield. In order to decrease mortality and morbidity in combat due to delayed evacuation or increased time and distance to advanced medical care facilities the combat medic has to be able to provide life sustaining interventions for 24-72 hours until medevac is available.
10 Capabilities of Prolonged Field Care
Upon completion of this 5 week Red Stripe™ training course (TCCC+PFC) the Combat Medic can be able to immediately engage in active operations providing the critical thinking and skill set needed to perform life sustaining care.