SMS continues to support our partners delivering the highest quality prolonged field care training curriculum.
Special thanks go to the College of Remote and Offshore Medicine Foundation (CoROM) for assisting the RS Sea Rescue Academy, Horten, Norway to become our latest training partner.
As of this month, 504+ participants have gone through the Austere Emergency Care training and over 20,160 continuing education credits have been awarded.
During the same week as the Norway course, literally, across the globe, Ragged Edge Solutions hosted an Instructor Development Course, and delivered a combined AEC course with AEC-Advanced and our new BLS AEC Foundation course. This course was unique in that they combined New Zealand Defence Force medics along with civilian members of the Pasifika Medical Association Medical Assistance Team (PACMAT).
PACMAT is a multidisciplinary team of Pacific medical professionals ready and able to assist international medical institutions in the event of a sudden onset disaster or disease outbreak.
There was robust participant feedback which validated the utility of the curriculum for this diverse audience!
Conversations about Austere Emergency Care
Our Training Partner, CoROM, released 3 podcast episodes about AEC and PFC:
- #54: Philosophy of teaching Prolonged Field Care
- Episode #32: AEC course in Norway after action review
- Episode #8: The origins of Prolonged Field Care
Additionally, our CEO, Sean Keenan, and SMS board member, Ian Wedmore, discussed the state of PFC in remote, austere and wilderness medicine applications in this webinar. It was jointly presented by WMS and SOMA as a service to the community.
Join the Movement!
The Prolonged Field Care Collective is powered by SMS. The PFCC team is proud to boast that:
- The PFC podcast has subtitles for over 130 languages on YouTube
- the PFCC Instagram page has 17,200+ followers on Instagram,
- and the PFCC website is visited monthly by people in over 100 different countries
What are you waiting for?
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As a non-profit, we rely heavily on grants and your generosity to keep up this important work. Your donations help rural EMS frontline providers receive education and relevant training, which in turn improves quality of medical care in remote regions. We are currently fundraising for:
- a more robust learning management system
- continual development of high-quality lectures and training curriculums
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