‘Plans are worthless, but planning is everything’ – D. Eisenhower
For many medical professionals, prolonged field care is nerve-wracking stuff. It’s easy to see why – providing the best possible care in some of the worst and most hostile situations is no walk in the park.
But as a remote, expedition, humanitarian or pre-hospital medic, working outside of traditional facilities and processes is all part of the job.
However, just as we start to adapt to the specific needs of providing care in these tricky situations, the goalposts of PFC start to shift. With the rise of combat operations in Africa, evacuation times are doubled and even tripled, meaning medics have to encompass a greater range of skills for an even longer period of time.
Marc O’Griofa took to the stage at #WEM19 and discussed how we can best prepare for the plan we never want to use…
Who: Marc O’Griofa
What: ‘Prolonged Field Care: When the Golden Hour goes to S#@T in Austere Medicine’
When: Day 3 (Monday 25th November)
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