Casualty evaluation, stabilization, and emergency treatment are the first critical steps to survival and optimal outcome. Medical evacuation for definitive care is the ideal next step. However, deployed environments often require the field care provider to maintain the casualty while awaiting the opportunity for transfer to hospital. Appropriate care during this phase is also critical for casualty well being and optimal outcome. Prolonged Care requires very different concepts and skills from initial trauma management. The Prolonged Care Procedures and Concepts Course provides the medical science requirement for prolonged care and teaches the procedures which may be necessary to manage the casualty for hours of even days until mechanisms for evacuation are available.
This course is designed to train deploying medical providers in how to achieve optimal care of the casualty beyond the first few hours of immediate care and resuscitation.
This course can be taken in combination with the OEMS course. The OEMS course runs Monday through Friday with weekend off. The PCP course is held over the weekend and the second Monday. The last two days are field exercise days that are shared by the courses.
7-11 October 2017 (WA)