Prolonged Field Care Kits
Prolonged Field Care is field medical care applied beyond doctrinal planning timelines until the patient can be delivered to definitive care. PFC is not a defined set of skills or a phase of care, essentially it is “taking care of a patient who you know needs to be somewhere else for much longer than you are comfortable with.”
Prolonged Field Care incorporates best medical practices with the goal of delivering advanced resuscitative capabilities by providers closest to the point of injury.
By incorporating the best practices of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), PFC builds upon best practices for the continuing management of both medical and trauma patients in wilderness environments, by incorporating best practices in generally hospital-based management of serious and critical casualties to decrease both mortality and morbidity in austere, pre-hospital operational settings.