The heart and soul of Best Practice Medicine is its amazing people, the leadership and staff dedicated to providing world-class medical education and training to teams and providers across Montana and beyond. Today, we have the privilege to meet and interview Loren Deichman, co-founder/co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of Best Practice Medicine. Watch the video below or keep reading for the full interview with Loren.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Best Practice Medicine; How did you get here, what is your EMS background?
My name is Loren Deichman and I'm co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of Best Practice Medicine. I began in 911 response and quickly transitioned into critical care medicine as a flight paramedic in New Mexico and West Texas. From there, I began my career as an educator, first as a faculty member and then later as a faculty administrator for an accredited paramedic education program.
Ben, Joe, and I founded Best Practice Medicine because we shared a common experience throughout our careers. We watched good people make bad decisions, not because they were incompetent but because they didn't have access to quality meaningful education.
If you could sum up the common goal of Best Practice Medicine, what would it be?
Best Practice Medicine exists to improve patient outcomes, the healthcare providers' confidence and competence, and health system performance. Our vision is a world where all clinicians are thoroughly prepared for emergencies. Even if you're not planning on beginning a career in medicine, you and the people around you would absolutely benefit from you being prepared on how to deal with injuries and illness. Actions such as CPR, bleeding control techniques and use of auto injectors are most effective within a short time frame, in many cases before professional healthcare arrives. It may only take several hours of your time to learn from an experienced instructor.
Who should become an EMT at our upcoming summer course? (what kind of person)
If you are planning a career in medicine, becoming an EMT is a great place to start. Many of our graduates have continued on to paramedic PA nursing in medical schools. Our EMT program is designed to prepare candidates to become active responders in their communities but not just for Gallatin County, but for anywhere in rural Montana, thanks to our hybrid distance education program, which is specifically designed to bring our education to you.
What is your favorite memory as a Paramedic?
My best memories as a paramedic revolve around being able to be the advocate for my patient, even in the simple things, from providing effective pain control or being able to listen to them and put them at ease. Off the call, I would say the camaraderie is something I haven't been able to find in any other industry.
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